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A yogi practises tummo, the yoga of inner heat. As the Seventh Dalai Lama wrote: "Vital energies generated by inner or outer means are drawn into one's central channel, causing the mystic fires to blaze....... The letters AH and HAM flare, fall and vibrate, transporting one to the end of the primordial path of insight and Great Bliss. Lights from the mystic fire flash into a hundred directions, summoning the blessings of Buddhas boundless as space."


text © Ian Baker
photos © Thomas Laird