Bonjour à tous, good morning and tashi delek. Welcome to La Boulaye, nice to see new faces, nice to see familiar faces… And, first of all, I would like to say “thank you very much for coming here and being here, and for this 3 days of the Niguma Yoga retreat”.
Okay, so, so for the next, today, tomorrow and day after tomorrow, we will do the Yoga intensively and properly.
And just to give you the context of the Niguma Yoga, those who have come here for the first time…
The first Niguma Yoga we have done was during the pandemic and it was very difficult because everybody had to wear a mask and cannot stay indoors and cannot stay outdoors, it was very challenging… And now we are more relax and free and I’m very happy that we can go to the full extent…
So, to begin this retreat I have to give you the full explanation, the purpose of this Yoga.
You can practice this Niguma Yoga, there is a 27 sequence in the Niguma Yoga, only for physical wellbeing, you can do that or you can carry on with this Niguma Yoga to enhance your spiritual journey. That also you can, so both ways you can.
Like an example, in Bhutan, in my own town, country, I’m a half Tibetan / Bhutanese cocktail. [haha]
I was brought up in India… I studied in India…
Anyway, in Bhutan last year, beginning of this year, I teach Niguma Yoga to the school principals and school teachers. And then now the school teachers and principals they teach and guide Yoga to the primary school to kids fourteen, fifteen, … they are doing the Yoga by themselves, guided by the school teachers and that is my vision and my idea to integrate the Buddhist perspective of the Yoga, you know, to that extent. So that people can look after their mental and physical wellbeing. And then of course when they have a little bit of space for the mental and physical wellbeing, and then they have a space in their mind to think about: “Oh what is Buddhism, what is karmic? all life is precious”, all that questions and answers come to a place eventually.
So basically, this Yoga is to create this platform, creating space in your mind.
Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche – Niguma Yoga Event in France
Paldenshangpa La Boulaye – August, 18 2023 – morning session
To be continued …