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Tummo training with Dr. Nida (online)

PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 8:36 am
by Peacedog
An incredibly rare opportunity to learn Tummo practice online has come up.

Dr. Nida ( is teaching Tummo practice between 11-14 Jun. And the course cost is only $200 USD.

Registration is here: ... o-retreat/

It is one of the two power generation yogas found in the Six Yogas of Naropa from Tibetan Buddhism. The other being trulkhor. Without practicing one of these two, many of the other yogas largely do not work.

Re: Tummo training with Dr. Nida (online)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:38 pm
by Peacedog
I thought I’d provide an update on my experiences.

So far it seems to work in combination with bumpachen/vase breathing with rotation.

If I practice tummo with bumpachen, the heat starts to build at about the 15 minute mark. At present I am averaging anywhere between 13-25 rotations in each direction per breathe held depending upon if I’m fasted or not. As it is summer where I am at I have not really pushed heat generation with this technique. This winter I will and I’ll report on that.

So far the main effect has been elevated mood.

Re: Tummo training with Dr. Nida (online)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:37 pm
by edededed
Thanks for the update, Peacedog. Sounded interesting to me, but alas, the timezone was too difficult for me to attend consistently. (Anyway I think I am not at a level to appreciate it much yet.) Looking forward to hearing more!

Re: Tummo training with Dr. Nida (online)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:20 pm
by GrahamB
$200 for an elevated mood?

Re: Tummo training with Dr. Nida (online)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:46 pm
by Climb-up
GrahamB wrote:$200 for an elevated mood?

Lol, If the goal is to learn tummo for an elevated mood then there is no point in spending $200.
I’d go so far as to say that if the goal is an elevated mood then you might as well learn a little pranayama, either in a yoga class, or through a book or DVD (Dr Vasant Lad’s pranayama DVD is VERY good).

But the point of tummo is not an elevated mood (or, at least, not JUST an elevated mood) but as a method of achieving enlightenment within the context of Tibetan tantric Buddhism. Tummo is the basis of all other ‘completion stage’ practices and must be learned precisely and by a qualified teacher (not just because of the perscision, the but the tea her is the path in tantric Buddhism). There are teachings available, but they are not always easy to find in person and often have restrictions attached (eg only available who have performed the preliminary 500,000 practices as well as many months, or years of deity yoga practice). Within this context, it is a very rare and wonderful opportunity.

Re: Tummo training with Dr. Nida (online)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:49 pm
by Peacedog
That's a good book.

So far one of the main items normally missed with tummo is the need to conduct bumpachen/abdominal churning at the same time. That really made the practice come alive. FWIW, it also works well as an appetite suppressant.

I'll post more this winter.