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The Golden Eight-Petaled Lotus: Meditation & Eastern Medicine Part 3

A Buddha holds a lotus flower in front of the moon

by Columbus Karma Thegsum Chöling

Well-being is experienced in body & mind, but begins with the mind. Learning eight steps (“eight petals”) will guide us to optimum wellness.

About this virtual event

This workshop will be Part 3 of Lama Losang’s overview of the Golden Eight-Petalled Lotus system of Asian Medicine. The Eight Petals represent the areas of one’s life that are studied and the methods that are practiced for cultivating health and preventing disease. The Eight Petals are presented in an ideal hierarchy showing exactly what is to be practiced for optimal health in mind and body, and how to carry them out in everyday life.

In this installment, Lama Losang will present the Fourth Petal:.Massage and Acupressure. This talk will cover self care, using specific acupoints to enhance health and healing.

If time permits, Lama Losang will present the Fifth Petal: The I Ching and the Tibetan MO Divination System, and will share some special stories from the Buddhist meditation master Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche.

Part 1 of the Workshop was given in September 2020; the video can be viewed here.

Part 2 of the Workshop was given in December 2020; the video can be viewed here.

The Chart for the Five Phase Energetics discussed in Part 1 is available online.


Tai Chi sunset image

Tai-Chi classes will begin again once it is safe to do so! We hope to see you soon!

T’ai Chi is an ancient Chinese system of exercise that is both a martial art and meditative discipline. It is used to strengthen the body and quiet the mind and balances the energy of the body with its slow and graceful movements, increasing awareness and improving health. It is practiced worldwide by people of all ages for health and longevity and can:

Improve your health and quality of life
Improve relaxation and harmony
Improve muscular strength, fitness and flexibility
Improve balance and confidence

David Bole has been teaching T’ai Chi for over 30 years and is also a Tibetan Buddhist Lama and meditation teacher.

Please call 352 335-1975 for more information, or visit https://davidbole.com/tai_chi to learn more about the art of T’ai Chi.


DR. DAVID BOLE (LAMA LOSANG) is currently director of the Traditional Acupuncture Center, a holistic healthcare facility in Gainesville, FL, and the resident teaching Lama for the Gainesville Karma Thegsum Chöling, Tibetan Buddhist meditation center, under the guidance of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, abbot of Karma Tiyana Dharmachakra monastery in Woodstock, NY.  He received a Ph.D. in Psychology from the Univ. of Florida and a Doctor of Acupuncture from the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in Oxford, England. He is a licensed Acupuncture Physician and teaches Asian medicine, meditation and Tai Chi Chuan and has also completed the traditional three-year retreat in the Karma Kagyu Tradition. As a Westerner trained in these ancient healing arts, he bridges the gap between Eastern and Western philosophical approaches and provides a unique synthesis to health and healing.

Please contact us if you have any questions…