Trul Khor – Tibetan Yoga

What is Keksel?

Many people have asked me what is Keksel and what are its benefits. Keksel contains all of the essential body movements from the Bönpo Dzogchen and Tantric teachings, including movements from the Tsa Lung and Trul-Khor lineages. I have divided these into three levels of difficulty.

Many of you know that the Bön tradition has many powerful healing mantras. There are even some mantras for specific locations in the body. These exercises utilize these healing mantras in addition to the body movements.

According to Tibetan medical theory, our body is composed of five elements (earth, water, fire, wind and space). These five are expressed within us through the interconnection of our flesh, blood, heat, breath, and consciousness. They are connected to the five organs: liver, kidneys, spleen, lungs and heart. Those organs are in turn, connected to the five poisons; attachment, jealousy, ignorance, pride, and anger.

The five poisons can in turn be transformed into the five wisdoms; emptiness, mirror-like wisdom, wisdom of equality, discriminating wisdom, and all accomplishing wisdom. The transformation of the five poisons into the five wisdoms is the basis of spiritual practice. Keksel provides a powerful method to transform the five poisons into the five wisdoms, and thus attain liberation

Lineage of these teachings:

It is said that the Buddha Tonpa Shenrab’s teachings are as rich as gold and as deep as the ocean. This is especially true for the Dzogchen teachings, of which Keksel is an essential part.

This system of teachings has been passed down by an unbroken oral transmission from the Zhang-Zhung Nyen Gyu lineages.

Why am I teaching Keksel?

In ancient times, those bön practitioners who emphasized Keksel practice, lived long and healthy lives and attained lasting peace through the realization of their mind’s nature.

In modern societies and especially in the West, life is fast paced and cerebral. This creates a mind and body disconnect which leads to further emotional and physical imbalances and problems in interpersonal relationships.

I believe that the Keksel teachings are well suited to address these issues. My desire is to distill the essential points of these teachings into one system that is even more effectively tailored to the western mind.