Five Warrior Syllables
In this guided practice (Finding Refuge in Times of Change), Marcy Vaughn leads this guided meditation for all practitioners. First, through stillness, silence, and spaciousness of mind, abiding in inner refuge. Then, noticing our response to open questions posed by Marcy, we discover how we are alive at this time to our body, our relations, our community and the natural environment, bringing the warmth of connection to all that we encounter.
Explore the healing capacity of sound. In this Tibetan meditation, known as the Five Warrior Syllables, we bring our attention to five subtle energy centers in the body (chakras) and vocalize a sound, A, OM, HUNG, RAM or DZA, at each location. As we relax into the vibrations and rest in that silence, a natural confidence arises that goes beyond regrets, fears, hopes, and accomplishments. This practice helps to clear obstacles and overcome negativity.
“The term warrior refers to the ability to conquer the forces of negativity. Sacred sound has the power to eliminate obstacles, emotional blocks, and mental obscurations…” p. 8, Tibetan Sound Healing, by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche – the source book for these teachings.