Ukrainian Federation of Wingchun kungfu/Jeetkunedo

Long way of creation. Story of establishment and development.


The retreat was led by Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche together with Dr. Sherab Barma.

About the retreat:
The retreat is based on an ancient Medicine Buddha practice, which has the power to heal diseases, calm the mind, bring good events to life. The special power of the Medicine Buddha practice is given by the compassionate power of the Bodhisattva Vow, once given by the Lazurite Buddha: to always and everywhere come to aid people suffering from ailments, both in the current life and in subsequent rebirths. This is precisely the teaching that can benefit everyone, regardless of religion; practitioners and ordinary people who want to gain physical and mental health.
Daily recitation of the Medicine Buddha mantra protects from many diseases, cleanses negative karma, pacifies harmful spirits that cause suffering. Prayers to the Medicine Buddha are effective for the successful solution of worldly affairs. Healers and physicians who pay special attention to the practice of the Medicine Buddha can develop abilities that help in the proper diagnosis and treatment.
Also during the retreat, Dr. Sherab Barma gave instructions on the methods for diagnosing and treating diseases used in Tibetan medicine. They are verified by the thousands of years of experience of many Tibetan doctors and are often based on treatises of the Medicine Buddha himself.
Healing Retreat is helpful:
- To all Buddhists, regardless of school and type of practice, as well as non-Buddhists, regardless of religion.
- Especially! To doctors, psychologists, healers, massage therapists - all those who work with the body, psyche and emotions of people.

About the teachers:
Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche - the holder of two spiritual transmission lines of the Kagyu and Nyingma Buddhist schools, is known for his lively and direct teaching style and excellent sense of humor. He repeatedly came to Ukraine. The teachings of Jigme Rinpoche always arouse keen interest, as they contribute to the development of openness and a clear perception of every moment of life, free from interpretation and judgment. The practice of Medicine Buddha is one of the main practices of Jigme Rinpoche. The ability to heal other people showed up in his childhood. This visit to Ukraine is the last of Jigme Rinpoches plans before leaving for his personal one-year retreat.

Sherab Barma - is a specialist in traditional Tibetan medicine, has a Doctor of Medicine degree. He is the holder of a gold medal for his contribution to healing and outstanding abilities in knowledge of acupuncture and diagnostics, a member of the international organization AWB (Acupuncturist Without Borders), founder of the research medical centers Pure Vision Sorig in Nepal and Bhutan, Consulting physician at National Geographic and WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature).

  • January 12:
    Jigme Rinpoches Introductory Instructions on the Medicine Buddha Teaching - Health and Harmonious Relationships with Others
  • January 13:
    7:00-8:00, Ngöndro practice (for Buddhists).
    9:00-10:00, Lha Sang, smoke offering practice.
    10:30-12:30 and 14:00-15:30, explanations of the Medicine Buddha practice by Jigme Rinpoche.
    16:00-18:00, instructions on Tibetan medicine by Dr. Sherab Barma.
    19:00-20:30, a collective Medicine Buddha practice.
  • January 14:
    10:30-12:30 and 14:00-15:30, explanations of the Medicine Buddha practice by Jigme Rinpoche.
    The Practice of Medicine Buddha is aimed both at achieving a temporary result, alleviating emotional and physical suffering, recovery, and at the absolute goal - complete relief from the sufferings and their causes.
    16:00-18:00, instructions on Tibetan medicine by Dr. Sherab Barma.
    19:00-20:30, a collective Medicine Buddha practice.
  • January 15: From 10:30, Wang for Medicine Buddha practice.

    Transmission of Lung for various practices.


    15:00-16:00, Blessing of children - within the framework of each retreat, Rinpoche separately holds the ceremony of blessing children. A great opportunity to bestow upon your children the blessing from the realized Master.
    16:00-18:00 - instructions on Tibetan medicine from Dr. Sherab Barm, and a question / answer session with Dr. Sherab.

January 16:
  • VajrasattvaCleansing Ritual
    The ritual is aimed both at cleansing the physical and mental impurities that have already manifested, as well as at liberating from the seeds-causes of the diseases ripening in our body that can interfere with our spiritual growth. The ceremony helps to cleanse the negative consequences of past actions, brings peace, can alleviate suffering.

  • Teachings on the Nature of Mind
    True freedom of mind is beyond the ordinary concepts and perceptions. However, this is something that we can discover through the practice of meditation. In Tibetan Buddhism, the most direct and effective way to experience this is to explore the nature of mind and gain awareness. The inner journey leads us to a limitless, luminiferous source of energy, wisdom and compassion. Having acquired this ability, we can turn to it at any time and in any place, correctly respond to situations, finding in any of them a source for our own growth.

春节快乐! January 28. Chinese New Year celebration with wushu teacher Mu Yu Chun.

February 25-26, Ukrainian Federation of Wingchun kungfu/Jeetkunedo conducted a training seminar on Wingchun kungfu.
The seminar was held under the leadership of Andrii Kuzmin.

Lo gsar bkra shis bde legs! ལོ་གསར་བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས།
February 27. New Year in the Tibetan tradition.

The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa performed a reverence ritual for Guan Yu (patron of martial arts).

Kagyu nuns demonstrated their skills in martial arts, skills in various weapons. In addition to the generally accepted disciplines of Tibetan Buddhism, the course of their training also includes the practice of martial arts.

Nuns, practicing martial arts, congratulated all women on the planet on March 8th.

March 31 April 2, Ukrainian Federation of Wingchun kungfu/Jeetkunedo conducted a training seminar on Wingchun kungfu in Lviv.

The seminar was held under the leadership of Andrii Kuzmin and Georgii Kuzmin.
Topics of the seminar:

April 7-9, Lama Drubpon Sangye gave teachings on meditation and Buddhist practices:
  • April 7:
    - Shine (Samatha)meditation;
    - Breathing meditation that cures 100 diseases: from 1st to 3rd pranayama (according to the text of the teaching).

  • The practice of Amitayus (Buddha of Infinite Life).

    April 8:
    - An initiation to the Amitayus Buddha of Infinite Life practice. Instructions, joint practice.
    - LUNG for Mahayana The Infinite Life Sutra. According to Chatral Rinpoche, regular reading of this sutra strengthens health and prolongs life.
    - Breathing meditation that cures 100 diseases: 4th pranayama (according to the text of the teaching).

  • Vajrasattva practice.
    April 9:
    - An initiation to the Vajrasattva practice. Instructions, joint practice.
    - LUNG on Dharani The holy decoration on the edge of the victorious banner. Regular reading and storage of this dharani protects against adversity, danger, injury and premature death. It is indispensable for warriors, volunteers and all whose activities take place in life-threatening conditions.

April 21-23, teachings by Lama Thubten Nyima.
  • April 21, Wang for Yamantaka practice
  • April 22, Lung and Trilung for Yamantaka practice
  • April 23, Trilung for Yamantaka practice, Guru Yoga
Yamantaka (Sanskrit: यमान्तक Yamāntaka or Vajrabhairava Tibetan: གཤིན་རྗེ་གཤེད་, རྡོ་རྗེ་འཇིགས་བྱེད།) Yidam and Dharmapala, a wrathful expression of Manjushri.

April 28- 30, the venerable Yelo Rinpoche bestowed the the Six Yogas (Dharmas) of Naropa Teaching.

  • April 28, Six Yogas of Naropa
  • April 29, Six Yogax of Naropa
  • April 30, blessing of Manjushri, Vajrayogini Tsogchod.
The teaching of the Six Yogas, or of the Six Dharmas (Tib. Na ro chos drug) was compiled by Mahasiddha Naropa, from whom this system spread throughout India. This is a secret oral transmission and, when it comes to distribution, it refers to the distribution and recognition of this system among tantra practitioners. From the Marpa Lotsawa, the Six Dharma of Naropas spread across Tibet. It should be noted that these Six Dharmas, of course, were separately known in India, but it was Naropa who, following the instructions of his Guru, the great Tilopa, gathered them into uniform system.
There are several traditions and in them the Dharmas of Naropa have some differences in the elements and names. The most famous and common sequence of these Dharmas is as follows:
  • Tummo (Tib.: gtum mo)
  • Illusory body (Tib.: sgyu lus)
  • Clear light (Tib.: od gsal)
  • The yoga of the dream state (Tib.: rmi lam)
  • Phowa (Tib.: pho ba)
  • Bardo (Tib. bar do).

May 20, the practice of manufacturing DADAR
Dadar (Wiley: mda 'dar, the silk arrow), also Damo (Wiley: mda' mo, the arrow of predictions) is a ritual arrow used in Tibetan Buddhism, Bon religion and Dzogchen. It is considered a symbol of vitality. symbolizes concentration and awareness. Dadar is an arrow with a metal or wooden pole, to which five colored ribbons are attached.
Dadar symbolizes SOG the life force of man. Five multi-colored silk ribbons are tied to an arrow - white, yellow, green, red and blue. Each ribbon symbolizes the corresponding primary element and represents one of the Dhyani Buddhas:
  • White Vairocana, space.
  • Blue Akshobhya, water.
  • Red Amitabha, fire.
  • Yellow Ratnasambhava, earth.
  • Green Amoghasiddhi, air.
The thrill of ribbons corresponds to the continuous movement of elements carried by a vital force, which allows the body to develop and renew itself. MELONG, which symbolizes the all-embracing nature of the original state, can also be attached to the arrow.
Dadar is used in various rituals and practices, ranging from wedding ceremonies and predictions, to tantric practices of longevity and removing obstacles for life.
Dadar is used in the sadhana practice of:
  • Amitayus
  • Padmasambhava
  • Mandarava
  • Gesar
  • Tseringma
The following types of dadars, or arrow of predictions, exist:[5]
  • The Silk Arrow of Longevity (Wylie: thse sgrub mda 'dar)
  • Auspicious Silk Arrow (Wylie: gyang sgrub mda 'dar)
  • The Silk arrow, that attracts wealth (Wylie: nor sgrub mda 'dar)
  • The Silk Arrow of the God of Fire (Wylie: me lha 'bod pai mda' dar)
  • The Silk Arrow of the God of the Wind (Wylie: rlung lhai mda 'dar)
  • Arrows of spirits - are used in special spirit submission rituals, which in Tibetan Buddhism are divided into eight classes.

July 21- 26, Kunzang Pema Namgyal, the 9th Ganteng Tulku Rinpoche, gave a cycle of teachings.

  • July 21 Dzogchen and the history of Pema Lingpa lecture
  • July 22 wang for Lama Norbu Gyatso from the Kunzang Gongpa Kundu cycle
  • July 23 wang for Khandro Tuktik from the Dudjom Tersar cycle
  • July 24-25 - instructions on Ngöndro from the Kunzang Gongpa Kundu cycle
  • July 26 - wang for the practice of Infinite Life Buddha Amitayus.

August 25-27, Ukrainian Federation of Wingchun kungfu/Jeetkunedo conducted a training seminar on Wingchun kungfu in Lviv.

The seminar was held under the leadership of Georgii Kuzmin.

Topics of the seminar:

August 27, an attestation seminar.

November 18 December 11, Dr. Sherab Barmas visit to Kyiv.
Dr. Sherab Barma is a recognized authority in the field of Tibetan Medicine. As part of his visit, he gave instructions on how to maintain health in living conditions of a big city.
The feature of Tibetan Medicine is that it considers a person in its integrity, taking into account the mental factors that cause the disease. All elements of a living organism are connected by a system of pulsation channels. Therefore, a disease of at least one of the elements is a disease of the entire system.
In addition, the human body is regarded as an open system. Therefore, Tibetan Medicine always takes into account external conditions - especially nutrition, lifestyle, season, place of residence, the influence of astronomical and astrological factors, as well as the way of communication with other people.
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Dr. Sherab is one of the best doctors of Tibetan Medicine in Nepal. Dr. Sherab received teachings from many great masters, including from Trulchik Rinpoche, Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche and His Excellency Dr. Trogawa Rinpoche. He received a bachelors degree in Tibetan Medicine and surgery at the Chagpori Tibetan Medical Institute in Darjeeling (India), as well as at the Men-Tsee-Khang Tibetan Medical and Astro-science Institute in Dharamsala (India). Sherab Barma is the founder of the Pure Vision Sorig Treatment Center in Nepal. Dr. Sherab is a consultant physician at National Geographic and WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), he works in the research and conservation of rare medicinal plants. Dr. Sherab is the personal physician of many great Buddhist Masters.
Dr. Sherab Barma agreed to conduct training sessions.
  • The daily practice of the laity.
  • November 18 December 11, Dr. Barma led appointments with patients.
  • November 20, Dr. Barma gave introductory instructions on the Subtle Anatomy, instructions on the methods of Vajra Breathing and Tibetan yoga complex Lungrogu Trug Subu, based on 9 breathing exercises from Tibetan medicine.
  • November 27, Dr. Barma gave introductory instructions on Tibetan oil cauterization Horme.
The Tibetan yoga complex Lungrogu Trug Subu is based on 9 breathing exercises from Tibetan medicine.
These exercises help to:
  • Relieve stress.
  • Calm the mind.
  • Keep yourself fit.
  • Increase stamina.
  • Increase energy level.
  • Balance the energy flow through energy centers and channels.
These exercises take no more than 15-30 minutes a day, their daily practice will bring quick results and good health.

Tibetan method of soft oil cauterization Horme
Horme is a method of external influence widely used in Mongolia and Tibet, which is notable for its simplicity of execution and high effectiveness . Horme is called differently: Mongolian cauterization, oil heating.
Cauterization Horme is performed using linen bags filled with healing herbs soaked in warm oil, which are superimposed on special Lung (Wind) points. Horme is most effective for the treatment and prevention of diseases of the nervous system (in Tib. Medicine - Wind diseases) in a variety of manifestations:
  • neuralgia,
  • nervous disorders,
  • insomnia,
  • depression,
  • stuttering, etc.
Horme can be combined with Kunye massage, and is advised to both adults and children.
It has an excellent soothing and mild relaxation effect. In general, some consider oil cauterization - Horme one of the most useful procedures for a modern person.
It is claimed that Horme helps with stress, insomnia, fatigue, forgetfulness, stress from working at a computer, intellectual activity, etc. It clarifies and improves the functioning of the senses, slows down aging.
Horme (Mongolian moksa), in addition to the powerful effects of heat, uses the power of medicinal plants and the healing properties of special oils.
Horme is especially suitable for problems of the Wind (Vata dosha).

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