Tog Chöd, The Wisdom Sword practice

Tog Chöd, the Wisdom Sword practice, is a combination of body postures, movements and visualizations. This meditative practice empowers us to reduce our fears and expectations, dissolve our mental imprints and overcome our negative emotions. This is because with Tog Chöd, you learn to cut through your thoughts. In this way, we can sever our attachments to concepts such as truth and fear. Doing this enables us to prevent our thoughts from needlessly wandering into the past or the future, so that we may live in the present moment.

In the Tog Chöd practice, the sword becomes our teacher. As we move with the sword it helps us to stay focused, bringing our full awareness to it, and freeing our mind from distraction. As we become practiced, we find a new relationship with the sword - the movements become like a dance, and the sword our partner. We can then deepen our practice by embodying the energies of the Five Elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Wind and Space

Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche has developed the powerful Tog Chöd practice based on the Tibetan meditation techniques of the Yaman dance and the movements of the Kalachakra. This is powerful, dynamic medication practice that is a great benefit to the body, mind, and spirit.

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The philosophy and benefits of the Wisdom Sword practice

 
 
The Water Element (Tib: Chu) is slow and flowing, but can be powerful like a great river.

The Water Element (Tib: Chu) is slow and flowing, but can be powerful like a great river.

The Wind Element (Tib: Lung) is fast and light.

The Wind Element (Tib: Lung) is fast and light.

The Earth Element (Tib: Sa) is powerful and strong.

The Earth Element (Tib: Sa) is powerful and strong.

The Fire Element (Tib: May) is fast and rough, fire is the energy of transformation.

The Fire Element (Tib: May) is fast and rough, fire is the energy of transformation.

The Space Element (Tib: Namkha) is free of form.

The Space Element (Tib: Namkha) is free of form.

 
Fear is the demon of your life, Expectation is the enemy of your life.
— Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche
Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche, Tibetan Master, Doctor of Tibetan medicine, and Founder of the Tog Chöd practice.

Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche, Tibetan Master, Doctor of Tibetan medicine, and Founder of the Tog Chöd practice.