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Eye of the Spirit: One-on-Ones: Awakening the Buddhist Heart and The Dance of Tennis (Lama Surya Das & Jena Marcovicci) (2001)
Lama Surya Das, a Buddhist teacher in the Tibetan tradition, gives an overview of the benefits of Buddhism and the practice of chanting. He sees Buddhism not as a religion with theology and dogma, but as a rational, scientific, and psychological method of awakening from the dream of suffering. The practices can be accepted by anyone without having to convert. Through meditation, yoga, compassion and service, you and your world are transformed into a place of peace and non-violence. One of the simple, but profound techniques that have been preserved for thousands of years in Tibet is that of chanting. Used as a daily practice, it is a body and mind healing practice that works by vibrating the chakras and energy channels to harmonize and awaken our true nature so we can experience loving-kindness in our daily life.
At his Dance of Tennis workshop at the Omega Institute, Jena Marcovicci shares how to relax in a competitive situation. He talks about his personal transformation in finding that there is no such thing as failure, as the essence is who you are, not the final score. Through a series of tennis moves in the form of a dance, Jena explores how to move lightly on your feet and find your personal rhythm, and then feel the rhythm of your partner in the dance. Jena teaches how to center yourself while remaining fluid, how to avoid the ball, and how to move to and from the net. He relates tennis to life in that we need to let go of the outcome.