Origins of Tibetan Pulsing Healing
(also known as Tibetan Pulsing Yoga)
The Tibetan pulsing system was devised by an American named, James Rudolph Murley, later known as Dheeraj. Dheeraj began discovering Tibetan pulsing when he was suffering from pancreatitis, largely the result of being an alcoholic for over twenty years. He found that by touching his pancreas with his hands and feeling the pulse beat, the pain stopped. He began discovering twenty-four specific energy streams in the body which connected to each of the organs and also learnt to vibrate the organs with sound. Music, sounds, colours, mudras and all the knowledge about the Tibetan system started to reveal itself to him during his meditations. He was able to correlate the different music, sounds and colours with each of the twenty-four centres. He also studied human behaviour in a mental institute. He began refining his understanding and writing down his findings on a chart.
It is claimed that practices similar to Tibetan Pulsing, incorporating the twenty-four lights, were used thousands of years ago in Tibetan monasteries and that Dheeraj’s work was a development of this. The work was thought to have been used by monks as a powerful method of purifying the nervous system and preparing the body for the experience of enlightenment. Used solely for this purpose, its healing powers were kept secret behind monastery walls.
Founder of Tibetan Pulsing; Shantam Dheeraj meeting the Dalai Lama at the Osho International Meditation Centre in India
Dheeraj himself described many meetings with Tibetan Rimpoches, who seemed to recognize the work he was developing as a continuation of ancient Tibetan practices. It became evident that on some level Dheeraj had, through his meditations, unknowingly tapped into a universal, ancient Tibetan knowledge. Having rediscovered this ancient wisdom, he set about redeveloping it in order to make it more suitable for the complex needs and stresses of the modern Western mind.
In 1979 Dheeraj received the title of 'Sifu' (Holder of the Universal Knowledge) from Master Ni Hua Chang, World Patriarch of Taoism.
In 1988 Dheeraj took his healing work to the Osho International Meditation Centre, in India, where he began to pass on his valuable teachings to eager students from all over the world. In 1997 Dheeraj was invited by Lama Gangchen Rimpoche to come to Tuscany and join the Village for Global Peace. The final phase of his work and his last transmission was completed in Italy. Dheeraj died in 1998 leaving thousands of initiated Tibetan Pulsing Healers scattered all over the globe carrying on his work.
The pulse goes on.