with Elio Guarisco
(Translator of book. Healing with Fire: A Practical Manual of Tibetan Moxibustion)
Jan 10 – 20. 2013 Latvian Dzogchen community is about to organize Tibetan Moxibustion Course with Elio Guarisco.
In order to make it happen, we need 30 persons who are absolutely sure to participate. The Course is going on in Riga, 2 sessions a day (3 hours each) during 9 days. The price is about € 200. If you are interested to take a part in this course, please contact us before 24th of November.
Jan 10 – 12
Jan 14 – 16
Jan 17 – 19
2 sessions a day (3 hours each)
The healing power of cauterization. In Tibetan medicine, moxibustion therapy is the top of the external treatment. Moxa cautery uses energy to heal the causes and consequences of disease. This course is inspired by the extensive years of research led by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, who has studied and compared the number of ancient sources, Tibetan moxibustion therapy. These studies included in the book *Healing with Fire: A Practical Manual of Tibetan Moxibustion.*
Shang Shung Institute organized the course of moxibustion therapy in three levels. Each level consists of three days of explanations and practice. This course is an introduction to the practice of moxibustion therapy based on the principles of Tibetan medicine. 500 points will be shown and explained. Symptoms, therapy for which they should be used, as well as various applications of moxa.
Elio was born in Varese, Italy, on 5 August 1954 and grew up in Como. He studied art and received a Master of Arts before traveling to India to study Buddhism. On his return from India he moved to Switzerland, where for ten years he learned Tibetan language and Buddhist philosophy under one of the Dalai Lama’s philosophical advisors. Elio joined the Dzogchen community in 1986, when he received teachings from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu for the first time.
Invited by the late Kalu Rinpoche, Elio spent almost twenty years in India working on the large encyclopedia on Indo-Tibetan knowledge known as Shes bya kun khyab (Myriad Worlds,Buddhist Ethics, Systems of Buddhist Tantra, The Elements of Tantric Practice) authored by Kongtrul the Great, published in separate volumes by Snow Lion Publications. During this time Elio continued to actively collaborate with the Dzogchen Communityand especially with the Shang Shung Institute in Italy, of which he is a founding member.
Elio has worked on various translations for the Shang Shung Institute in Italy, including several books by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu relating to Tibetan medicine. He has completed several levels of the Santi Maha Sangha training, and became an authorized teacher of the base, first, and second level. Since 2003, Elio has been one of the three principal translators for the Ka-ter project of the Shang Shung Institute of Austria. Aside from serving as instructor for the Training for Translators from Tibetan program, he also works for the Dzogchen Tantra Translation Project.