Making sound with breath and voice is the ultimate union of mind, body, and spirit.
In this series, we will discuss the use of sound in meditation, self-care, and creativity, and practice the healing sounds of the five warrior seed syllables from the Tibetan Bon tradition.
- gain a basic understanding of the use of sound in meditation,
- experience how making sound can clear and quiet the mind, and create space for yourself
- explore the application of healing sound in creating balance and harmony in your daily life.
Upon completing the series, you will have the foundational tools to begin your own home practice using healing sounds.
The first 30 minutes of the class will be spent discussing the seed syllable and the philosophy as described by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. We will then move into a 15-20 minute sounding practice, and conclude with a 15 minute guided reflection/journaling time where you can consider the application of this practice in your daily life.
There will be emphasis on the practice of sound healing in removing blocks and barriers in the mind, deepening your access to the positive qualities already within you, and uncovering your innate creativity and wisdom.
This series is based on the teachings of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, author of "Tibetan Sound Healing" (available on Amazon, includes CD).
It is highly recommended, but not required, that you read Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche's book before and/or during this series.
Your workshop leader will be Dr. Lisa Chu, Founder of The Music Within Us.
The Music Within Us - Dr. Lisa Chu
Dr. Lisa Chu, M.D., is a life coach, community catalyst, visual artist, & founder of The Music Within Us. As a coach, Lisa supports adults in the design of their thriving, creative, fully expressed lives. She delights in co-creative adventures of the SoulBodyMind - Lisa's term for the fully integrated being we are each here to remember we already are.
Lisa received her A.B. magna cum laude in Biochemical Science from Harvard College, and her M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School. She has also completed trainings with Gail Larsen of Real Speaking, Martha Beck Life Coach Training, the Sound Voice & Music Healing Certificate Program at California Institute of Integral Studies, and is a Certified Life Upgrade Coach and Certified Bio Optic Holography Facilitator from Mastery Systems. She has studied Thai massage in Bali, Thailand, and Laos, and Breema bodywork at the Breema Center in Oakland.
A classically trained violinist and pianist since age three, Lisa expanded into improvisation in 2009. She is the co-creator of the acoustic rock duo Chinese Melodrama and has an active visual art practice in painting and illustration. See Lisa's daily art creations on Instagram: @drlisachu. Lisa lives in Half Moon Bay, California, with her partner Randy, their cat, and backyard chickens.