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Chakras

Postby Tom » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:20 pm

I don't specifically know if chakras exist or not, however if they do exist, I'd like to learn more about them and work on keeping them healthy. Does anyone here know any teachers that have a good amount of experience with chakras (or other "energy work") and could possibly help me work with them?

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Re: Chakras

Postby befriend » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:08 pm

thats more tibetan buddhism, taoism, and yoga. chi gong and yoga build up ones chi (energy) virtue is vital for accumulation of healthy energy.
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Re: Chakras

Postby daverupa » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:18 pm

Chakras are an Indian structure; in China, the meridians and qi are described altogether differently (Tibet's esoteric systems are different again from both of these, involving red and white drops in some cases rather than qi or prana). There can be some overlap, but always in a New Age context.

If you are interested in chakras, you are going to become distracted from the Dhamma, but to each their own.

To really dive into this stuff in a Buddhist context (and to get up to your eyes in mummy dust and crazy ideas), have a look at .

For a modern approach which sees a Western empiricist practicing Chinese exercises and seeing Hindu gods, try reading .

(It takes me back about 15 years; these are some old neurons firing to call up these titles; the single tattoo I have is related to Path Notes adventures...)

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Re: Chakras

Postby Tom » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:35 pm

"Chakras" or "energy systems" don't seem to me to be directly related to the path supposedly expounded by the Buddha. However, if modern western medicine (although not discussed in the Pali Canon) helps us maintain a healthy physical body, can working with these "energy systems" help me maintain a healthy "energy body", "chakra system", etc.?
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Re: Chakras

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Re: Chakras

Postby daverupa » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:19 pm

In a way; the upshot of Path Notes and the rest of the books by Dr. Morris is , an esoteric offshoot of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, aka Ninjutsu (taught by Masaaki Hatsumi).

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Re: Chakras

Postby Modus.Ponens » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:15 am

Are we talking about Naruto?

Sorry, couldn't resist. :mrgreen: :focus:
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Chakras

Postby DAWN » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:12 pm

Chakras practice is interesting for concentration training.

But actualy chakras practice can be seen like a wrong wiev (DN 1), because there is contact.
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Re: Chakras

Postby DAWN » Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:37 pm

To complete,

It would be more helpfull to go beyond thoughts and form if you will not work with one of chakras, but with the whoole body consciosness. When you develop the consciosness on all part of your body at the same moment, when all your body become some kind of big chakra or enlight body, and detache from it, loose the contact.
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Re: Chakras

Postby DAWN » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:39 pm

Read DN2 : Samaññaphala Sutta: The Fruits of the Contemplative Life I dont know if translation of Ven. Thanissaro Bhikkhu is good, but there is what i mean.

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
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Re: Chakras

Postby Tom » Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:49 pm

If one has unbalanced chakras, or overactive, closed, or weak chakras (if these even exist), would Dhamma practice alone lead them to become healthy and balanced? Should one seek out a teacher that deals with them?
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Re: Chakras

Postby daverupa » Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:51 pm

Dhamma is for the cessation of dukkha, not the healing and balance of chakras. Whether they are affected or not matters not one whit. Attaining a body which is suitable for practice does not require the weight of esoteric theories.

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Re: Chakras

Postby Tom » Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:25 am

Thank you all for your responses. I was just wondering if that can be a side effect of Dhamma practice. Could any of you suggest any beneficial systems of "energy work", if any?
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Re: Chakras

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Re: Chakras

Postby Tom » Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:16 am

I'm not suggesting that they're all valid necessarily, but I'm curious to know if anyone here has personally benefited from any specific "energy work" system or from working with "chakras".
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Re: Chakras

Postby DAWN » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:19 am

Sabbe dhamma anatta
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Re: Chakras

Postby Tom » Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:29 am

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Re: Chakras

Postby befriend » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:07 am

guestservices@kripalu.org this is an email to kripalu the yoga center in MA thats very well known. the email link is for general questions and something else, i forget. maybe look for some of the teachers websites and email the teachers if they have that function. metta, Befriend
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Re: Chakras

Postby DAWN » Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:48 am

Sabbe dhamma anatta
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Re: Chakras

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