previous image | The Lukhang | next image

This panel from the middle section of the Lukhang's northern wall illustrates a variety of yogic techniques used to develop the system of nadis, or energy channels, within the human body. Once vital energy flows unimpeded through this subtle anatomy, the mind is released from its bondage to the cells. Clear and lucid, the mind experiences spontaneous visions such as luminous grids and webs of rainbow light, as depicted towards the bottom of the image.


text © Ian Baker
photos © Thomas Laird