Portugal: Awakening the Sacred Body with John Jackson (USA) – Learn Tsa Lung – a Tibetan Yoga Technique

| 02-17, 2016

Almancil | 17-19 Junho, 2016

   Awakening the Sacred Body with John Jackson (USA) – Learn Tsa Lung – a Tibetan Yoga Technique in Almancil – Algarve.

Awakening the Sacred Body with John Jackson

“Learn Tsa Lung – Tibetan Yoga Technique of Breath and Movement with John Jackson coming from the US”

17 JUN 2016 – 20:30

Talk: “Tsa Lung and the Tibetan Yogas in the Bön Tradition”

(We ask a symbolic donation of 5 € for the room)
18-19 JUN 2016

Workshop: “Learn Tsa Lung – Tibetan Yoga Technique of Breath and Movement with John Jackson coming from the US&#34 

John Jackson, experienced and learned American practitioner of the Bön Tradition, will be in Portugal from 17 to 19 of June of 2016 to give a lecture and lead a Tsa Lung Workshop, at Quinta da Calma in Almancil, in the Algarve. It will be a unique opportunity to learn and be initiated in an ancient Tibetan Yoga technique of the Bön tradition – the oldest Spiritual Tradition of Tibet.

The techniques of Tibetan Yoga (or Tibetan Yogas, as they are traditionally known) are still poorly known among us. But it is worth investing in their knowledge because they are extremely effective in (re)gaining the balance that we all seek. Tsa Lung is one of those techniques, which is easy to perform, but it is powerful and can help overcome blockages and emotional and mental difficulties and contribute to the physical and mental well-being.

Quinta da Calma is a very pleasant place, conducive to relaxation and meditation, but just 15 minutes away from the International Airport of Faro in the Algarve.

To Whom: The workshop is open to everyone, with or without experience.

The Bön tradition in the West

We live in the time when the Masters of the ancient spiritual traditions of Tibet headed towards the west, where they began to teach. Bön, the native spiritual tradition of Tibet and the oldest one, has been setting up and taking root in the West due to the work of masters like Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, and the work of preservation and dissemination of the older Western practitioners like John Jackson.

In addition to learning about Tsa Lung technique, this workshop is also an opportunity to meet this noble and ancient tradition maintained unbroken since its beginning.

Tsa Lung Practice

Tibetan Yoga of Breath and Movement

Ultimately, the goal of meditation is to learn to abide with stability in clear, open awareness. You can enhance your ability to connect with and rest in this naturally joyful state by alleviating any physical distractions, emotional blocks, energetic or mental disturbances, or other obstacles to your practice.

The five tsa lung exercises are a step-by-step means for identifying and clearing these obstacles. These easy-to-perform yet powerful exercises can be used not just as a preliminary to other meditation practice, but also as a primary practice for enhancing the experience of open awareness in day-to-day life. They can help you to:

Tsa Lung exercices can help you to:

  • clear gross obstacles such as those that cause disease or strong negative emotions
  • clear or exhaust the momentum that drives obscuring thoughts
  • clear subtle obstacles that disturb your ability to recognize and rest in your own natural mind.

In Tibetan, tsa means channel and tsa means vital breath or wind (prana). Through bringing together the focus of the mind, breath and physical movements, in each tsa lung exercise you open particular chakras or energetic centers in the body and clear the obstacles that disturb and obscure you from recognizing the pure and open space of being. This pure and open space is the source of all positive qualities.

The five tsa lung exercises are described in detail in Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche’s book Awakening the Sacred Body (Hay House, 2011), available from Ligmincha Institute’s Bookstore and Tibet Shop.

Sobre John Jackson

John JacksonJohn Jackson began his training in meditation when he was 19, practicing a variety of methods from pránáyáma to Tibetan dzogchen. During his studies and explorations he has traveled on pilgrimage around the world through 35 countries, and spent lengthy periods of time in retreat in Triten Norbutse and Menri monasteries in Nepal and India. Over the past 20 years John has been fortunate to develop close personal relationships with and receive private instruction from His Holiness Lungtog Tenpai Nyima and Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak, the two most senior teachers of the Bön lineage, and Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, the most senior Bön master in the West.

At the request of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, he has been teaching meditation courses regularly at Ligmincha Institute and related centers across the United States since 2001 including Tibetan Dream Yoga, the Nine Ways of Bön, Integrating Meditation with Daily Life, The Practice of the Mother Tantra, the Ten Paramitas, Heartdrops of Dharmakaya, the Six Lokas, and Healing the Earth, Healing Yourself. He is currently working with Tenzin Rinpoche to develop a comprehensive series of online meditation courses.

John was a professor at the University of Virginia for 23 years and regularly taught medical student classes and faculty development workshops. His interests include effective teaching methods, curriculum design, and online learning. He has received the Dean’s Teaching Award, is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Educators, and regularly presents the results of his team’s educational research in professional journals and at conferences throughout the United States and Europe.

John helped establish Ligmincha Institute for the preservation of Tibetan cultures beginning in 1992, organizing most retreats, editing practice materials, and serving on its board of directors until 1997. At the request of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche in 2001, he worked to establish the Chamma Ling Retreat Center of Crestone, a place of solitary retreat in the remote Sangre de Christo mountains of Colorado, and currently serves as a director of that center.

John lives with his wife Cindy and son Barun near Charlottesville, Virginia, among the mountains, forests and streams of the Blue Ridge. He enjoys gardening, raising llamas, and spending time in solitude in the mountains.

Learn more…

About the Workshop


Friday – 17 June (optional)

Registration: starts at 18 h

19:00 – Diner

20:30 – 21:30 – Talk “Tsa Lung and the Tibetan Yogas in the Bön Tradition” (we ask a symbolic donation of 5 € for the room)

Saturday – 18 June
09:00 – 10:30 – Workshop

12:30 – 14:30 – Lunch

14:30 – 15:30 – Workshop (cont.)
15:30 – 16:00 – Break
16:00 – 17:30 – Workshop (cont.)

19:00 – Dinner

Sunday – 19 June
09:00 – 10:30 – Workshop
10:30 – 11:00 – Break
11:00 – 12:30 – Workshop (cont.)

12:30 – 14:30 – Lunch

14:30 – 15:30 – Workshop (cont.)
15:30 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 17:30 – Workshop (cont.)

About Quinta da calma

Quinta da Calma

Quinta da Calma is a property of 4.5 hectares of beautiful natural surroundings. Residential accommodation and working spaces are set among Umbrella Pine trees, spread out to enhance the sense of peace, space and relaxation. There is a pool on the property that belongs to the owner, but that visitors can enjoy.

The Quinta is located 15 minutes from Faro International Airport and from the city of Faro, the Algarve Capital. More …


All meals are vegetarian.

You can book meals when filling out the registration form or later by sending a request by email.

Deadline for booking meals: Wednesday, 15-Jun-2016!

What to bring: Bring comfortable clothing and beachwear (you may dive into the pool! Learn more…)


Until 31 March, 2016

  • OPTION A: Workshop: 130 €
  • OPTION B: Workshop + Full Board: from 210 €* – Includes: Workshop + Accomodation + Meals (2 breakfasts + 2 Lunches + 2 dinners) – Please check the options of accommodation

After 31 March

  • OPTION A: Workshop: 145 €
  • OPTION B: Workshop + Full Board: from 225 € * – Please check the options of accommodation * Value varies according to the type of accomodation. Please check the different options at Quinta da Calma.


Please fill the registration form. Your reservation is effective only after we receive half of the value by bank transfer. The remaining ammount will be payed in cash on your arrival at the workshop.

The number of places is limited!

Please note:

Your reservation is effective only after we receive your bank transfer. For organizational reasons we can not return the money in case of withdrawal – we ask for your understanding.


Arrival: 17 June 2016, 18h
Departure: 19-Jun-2016, 18h

Local: Quinta da Calma, Almancil – Algarve, Portugal – Location – How to get there

Contact: ligminchaportugal@gmail.com

Ligmincha Portugal founded by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

Início: Sex, 17-Jun-2016, 18:00  –  Fim: Dom, 19-Jun-2016, 17:30
Email: ligminchaportugal@gmail.com – Web: www.tsalungjohnjacksonport…

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