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Sun, Mar 17


Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art


Tibetan style Meditation with Dr. Chok Tenzin Monlam for mental and physical well-being. $35 // 30 members

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Time & Location

Mar 17, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island, NY 10306, USA

About the event

Join us for an immersive workshop on Sunday, March 17, 2024, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, as we dive deep into the transformative world of 

                                                                                            SEVEN PRANAYAMA YOGA.  

In this enlightening workshop, titled "SEVEN PRANAYAMA YOGA: Optimum Physical and Mental Health," we will explore the intricacies of Pranayama, including breathing mechanisms, natural breathing patterns, and the profound benefits of this ancient practice.

You will learn about body posture and experience seven powerful Pranayama techniques, each offering unique benefits for your health and vitality.

The Seven Pranayamas we will explore are:

  1. Channel Cleansing Breathing: Purify your body and mind through this rejuvenating breathing technique.
  2. Bellow Breathing: Ignite your inner fire and increase your vitality with this invigorating breath.
  3. External Retention Breathing: This empowering practice will enhance your lung capacity and oxygen intake.
  4. Ocean Breathing: Find tranquility and inner peace with this calming and soothing breath.
  5. Humming Bee Breathing: Harmonize your body and mind with this gentle, resonating breath.
  6. Skull Illuminating Breathing: Stimulate your brain and enhance mental clarity with this enlightening breath.
  7. Diaphragmatic Breathing: Strengthen your diaphragm and improve your overall breathing pattern with this foundational technique.

This workshop is perfect for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike; the holistic benefits of these Pranayama techniques are they work harmoniously to improve the functions of your internal organs, reduce stress, anxiety, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure, enhance sleep quality, increase mindfulness, and improve cognitive performance.

Class Fee: $35 general admission //  $30  museum members:: enter your coupon code at checkout

About Dr. Chok

Chok Tenzin Monlam is an accomplished teacher who has dedicated his career to preserving Tibetan Buddhist culture and language in modern society. A practicing academic, teacher, and healer, he teaches many modalities, from Tibetan language to Tibetan yoga, meditation, and Buddhist science and philosophy.

Ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, he studied and practiced as a Tibetan monk for ten years. Having advanced his studies through institutions for two decades, Dr. Chok has obtained multiple Buddhist and Tibetan studies degrees, including his Ph.D. from the University of Delhi. He has studied and trained for decades in Buddhist studies, Tibetan yoga, healing, and meditation under the direction of many major and minor Tibetan Buddhist traditions teachers. He served as the Research and Translation Department Head at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamshala for 13 years until he relocated to the United States in 2019.

An author, translator, and certified language instructor, Dr. Chok has written two books on the Tibetan language, translated over 35 books and many articles, and taught both Tibetan and English language courses affiliated with multiple learning institutions. His passion, however, lies in Tibetan yoga and meditation. The Tibetan style of yogic practice is exceedingly rare, and few people are qualified to teach it today. Dr. Chok is qualified to teach yoga in this Tibetan tradition and is certified in the Indian tradition. To share the health benefits of Tibetan yoga to the body, energy, and mind, he has taught prolifically in India, the United States, and over a dozen other countries.

Dr. Chok is also qualified to practice healing modalities, including Chöd, pranic healing, mantra healing, and more. Since the pandemic, Dr. Chok has taught virtual courses all over the globe. He teaches Tibetan Yoga and Meditation at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art in Staten Island, NY, Tibet Center, Chicago. He is a Brooklyn Public Library’s University Open Air program instructor. Dr. Chok offers diverse and inclusive teaching series on Tibetan yoga, meditation, healing, and Buddhist science and philosophy in partnership with multiple organizations.

Dr Chok learned Chöd practice in a three-month Chöd retreat in Sankhu, Nepal, in 2017. He received the Chöd empowerment and oral transmissions from Lama Chödrak (Forest Lama) in Nepal and from Lama Wangdue (Nepal, Portland) and Lama Jigme (Tso Pema, India). He also learned how to perform the Chöd ritual from Chödpa Kunsang Dorjee (Khandro Labdon Shije Chod Institute, Nepal).


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