"Hyperactivity, to which Westerners are addicted, is full of exhalation, full of physical exaggeration, all the time throwing off equanimity and working toward death, in fact".
Adi Da Samraj


"The Bodhisattva's practice of breath is the exact opposite of such grasping. On every exhalation, through - visualization, he makes a gift of all his health, wealth, understanding, Realization - all virtue, whatever he might have that could benefit any being, is sent on his breath for all beings to absorb and benefit from. Then, on every inhalation, every problem, predicament, illness, or disease, all suffering and every cause of suffering, is absorbed to create relief for others."

Lama Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche


Turn it yourself
by Frank Berliner

Edited from a Chronicles interview on 18 March 2002


My first recollection of the Vidyadhara was when he gave meditation instruction to all the new students at the first session of Naropa in 1974. I remember sitting in a large auditorium with hundreds of other people waiting for him. When he finally arrived, it took a few moments for my mind to catch up with its expectations and realize that the little man in the dark suit, walking with a pronounced limp was, in fact, Chögyam Trungpa.

I remember that he smiled a lot and joked a lot and in particular I remember that, after he gave meditation instruction, a student raised his hand and said: "Rinpoche, why the outbreath? Why not the inbreath?" And my recollection of what he said (and of course I'm paraphrasing here) was:

Well, it's like this. When you come home at the end of a long day and you're really stressed out and tired, you go into the kitchen, you open the refrigerator, you take out a beer, you open the beer, you go into the TV room, you turn the TV on, you sit down on the couch. You don't go (loud sound of sudden inbreath).

After that I never had any misunderstanding about why it was the outbreath.

http://www.chronicleproject.com/stories_11.html

by Frank Berliner

Edited from a Chronicles interview on 18 March 2002


See more on Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche from the first issue of the Garuda magazine published in 1971.


"The Bodhisattva's practice of breath is the exact opposite of such grasping. On every exhalation, through - visualization, he makes a gift of all his health, wealth, understanding, Realization - all virtue, whatever he might have that could benefit any being, is sent on his breath for all beings to absorb and benefit from. Then, on every inhalation, every problem, predicament, illness, or disease, all suffering and every cause of suffering, is absorbed to create relief for others."

Lama Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche

 



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