Dr Alejandro Chaoul - Magical Movements of Tibet - Guru Viking Podcast

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Dr Alejandro Chaoul - Magical Movements of Tibet - Guru Viking Podcast

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In this episode I am joined by Alejandro Chaoul PdD, author, meditation teacher, Huffington Foundation Endowed Director of the Mind Body Spirit Institute at the Jung Center of Houston. 
Alejandro is an expert in tsa lung trulkhor, also known as Tibetan Yoga, and in this episode we discover the practices and encounters that kindled Alejandro’s fascination with this subject.
We learn about Alejandro’s travels through India and encounters with gurus such as UG Krishnamurti, Namkhai Norbu, and the exorcist and weather maker Ngakpa Yeshe Dorje. 
Alejandro reveals the details of his path and practice, tells stories of his personal relationships with many great teachers, and his entry into academia. 
Alejandro also discusses the inner heat practice of tummo and I ask him about traditional dietary recommendations for yogis and the tantric practice of breath retention.


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Topics Include:
00:51 - Learning yantra yoga from Namkhai Norbu 
03:55 - Studying trulkhor in Nepal 
08:34 - The teacher-student relationship and what attracted Alejandro to the Bön religion
13:02 - Converting to Buddhism 
14:14 - From Buddhism to Bön 
17:08 - Being dismantled by UG Krishnamurti
21:15 - Studying with exorcist and weather maker Ngakpa Yeshe Dorje 
30:55 - Stories of personal relationship with Namkhai Norbu  
38:13 - Converting to Buddhism from Judaism  
40:59 - Becoming a rug buyer 
42:53 - Learning Tibetan and becoming an academic 
46:01 - Studying Tibetan with Jeffrey Hopkins 
49:07 - Alejandro’s pHD in Bön trulkor and joining academic study with practice 
53:56 - The teacher-student relationship 
58:20 - Interpersonal clashes with Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche 
1:00:21 - The magical movements of Tibetan Yoga 
1:03:19 - Tummo ‘inner heat’ yoga  
1:04:33 - Kum Nye 
1:06:23 - Upcoming book on Tibetan Yoga 
1:07:46 - Diet and semen retention
1:08:53 - Diet recommendations for yogis 
1:12:25 - S3xual practices and semen retention 
1:14:02- Working with Alejandro