, the founder and spiritual director of Ligmincha International
and master teacher of the Bön Buddhist tradition, is known for his ability to make ancient Tibetan teachings accessible to modern-day students. In this enlightening interview, the author of The True Source of Healing: How the Ancient Tibetan Practice of Soul Retrieval Can Transform and Enrich Your Life discusses the true source of illness and the nature of the soul. “It’s a sense of absolute balance of five deep elemental qualities in our mind,” he says. When the elements are out of balance, physical and psychological problems can arise, but we can recalibrate our lives through meditation and ritual. Tenzin explains the concept of “the three precious pills” of stillness, silence, and spaciousness, and how they lead us to “the three inner refuges” of unbounded space, pure awareness, and genuine warmth. He also discusses the cause and cure for loneliness, and shares a beautiful meditation that allows us to experience the joy of resting in the inner refuge.