Harmonising masculine & feminine 'energies'
In accordance with the ancient Indo-Tibetan wisdom, balancing intuitive-feeling/feminine and rational-intellect/masculine types of ‘energies’, creating a free ‘energy’ flow, is crucial for bringing out the potential of human beings – for men and women alike – whereas in our modern culture we mainly cultivate the rational-intellect/masculine energies. Such balanced condition would form a foundation for love and compassion practice, on the basis of which we could actualise an inner-ethical condition for bringing harmony between ourselves, others and nature.
It’s further possible to reach a subtle ‘energy’ level where it no longer makes sense to differentiate between a physical and a mental aspect of our being – a subtle psycho-physical level – in Tibetan called yilü. Chakra-energies refer to the latter level of ‘bodymind’ beingness. In accordance with Tantra we need the upwards-going Chakra-energy flow from the intuitive-feeling/feminine Chakra-energies to the rational-intellect/masculine. To achieve this flow it is of utmost importance for us to activate the feminine.
The actual goal of the Chakra-energy practices is to unite these subtle Chakra ‘energies’ of intuitive-feeling/feminine and those of the rational-intellect/masculine in the Heart Chakra, in order to develop a most subtle ‘energy’ beingness, in Tantra referred to as lungsem, and heal duality. The deep intuitive-feeling/feminine Chakra energy being the subtlest of the two – the potential, unity, infolded order of all the other energies, envisioned by means of the Prajnaparamita and other feminine deities. At such mature stage, grounding the feminine and masculine Chakra-energies in the heart Chakra area releases the most profound condition available to mankind.
For applying this knowledge for personal development, Tarab Tulku has extracted essential ideas from the original knowledge of the Chakra-energy tradition, making them available and useful to people of modern cultures. Thus, Tarab Rinpoche teaches that apart from ‘subject’-‘object’ and ‘energy’/(potential-field)-‘matter’ interrelationships also, in accordance with the Indo-Tibetan view, the ‘body’-‘mind’ aspects are always in mutual interrelated cooperation and cannot exist apart. Any ‘mind’ state is connected with a certain level of ‘body’ and vice versa. The ‘body’-‘mind’ thus having many levels.
During the course we will therefore use methods to first activate the physically related intuitive-feeling/feminine energies and balance these with the masculine, at the same time promoting the direct sense experience. On this basis, still working with the activation of the intuitive-feeling/feminine energies and balancing these with the masculine, we will engage in practice for activation of the deeper body sense and 6th ‘mind’ senses, in Tibetan lüsem and yilü – the latter basic to actual visualisation – for developing the subtle flow and cooperation between the feminine and masculine energies, in order to raise the natural potential of our being necessary for entering the spiritual path and taking us towards genuine or unconditional love (feminine energy) and compassion (masculine-energy).