Tag Archives: Vajrayana

A great meditation master cremated today

Today, on the 31 July 2014, one of the greatest meditation masters of our days, Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche, was cremated in Nepal; 49 days after he died in Germany. Contemplating his death, I read the following passage composed by Shamar Rinpoche. In simple words he conveys some of the key points of meditation for us, who are just starting with it: A primary benefit experienced by the practitioner of meditation… Read More »

Advanced Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice raises body temperature – Part 2

The first part of this post talked about a study that confirmed centuries old reports that through the advanced Vajrayana meditation practice Tummo the core body temperature can be raised significantly. When the forceful breathing practice was combined with the related meditation exercise (as would be the case during this type of meditation), the yogis increased their core temperature by several degrees into the slightly feverish range. As mentioned in… Read More »

Advanced Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice raises body temperature

Studying ten meditators of Tibetan Buddhism, a recent international research project provides solid evidence for centuries-old reports that through the advanced meditation practice Tummo, often referred to as “Inner Heat” or “Psychic Heat”, the core body temperature can be raised significantly. The Tummo (also “g-Tummo”) meditation practice is an advanced form of meditation that has been transmitted in the Vajrayana (or Diamond Way) traditions of Tibetan Buddhism for the last… Read More »

Happy New Year 2012!

Happy New Year and thank you for your shared interest in meditation research. I think it will become an interesting year. For the first few days I will just share with you a quote that inspires me a lot: Observing the body: it is unborn. Observing the mind: it is free from conceptual elaborations. The meaning of nonduality is beyond intellect. I know nothing at all. (Nyima Bäpa) Enjoy!! In… Read More »

Meditation on buddha forms improves visual spatial processing

Especially in Vajrayana (Engl.: Diamond Way) Buddhism, which was primarily transmitted in Tibet and Himalayan countries like Bhutan, meditation on various buddha forms, often confusingly referred to as ‘deities’, plays an important role in formal meditation practice. In a recent study carried out by researchers in the US, it was shown that meditating on buddha forms as the one seen on the right, enhances visuospatial processing efficiency. Compared to a… Read More »