Consultations with Dr. Nashalla Nyinda
Jan
19
to Jan 22

Consultations with Dr. Nashalla Nyinda

Visiting doctor Nashalla Nyinda will be offering Tibetan Medicine consultations in the Bay Area.

Dr. Nyinda trained in the Chagpori lineage under the disciples of master doctor Trogawa Rinpoche. She is an adjunct professor at Naropa University, and maintains a clinic in Boulder, Colorado with her husband, Dr. Tsundu Nyinda.

Dr. Nyinda will be in the Bay Area regularly to teach workshops and offer consultations — this is a great opportunity to work with a Tibetan Medicine doctor in an ongoing manner. Appointment slots are limited — please contact us to schedule a session!

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Yuthok Mantra Practice
Jan
26
8:00 AM08:00

Yuthok Mantra Practice

Join us online to chant the mantra of Yuthok, the father of Tibetan Medicine, to remove obstacles and develop healing wisdom. This short guided practice is open to everyone. Learn more about the Yuthok Nyingthig →

Text: No text is necessary.

Preparation: Please prepare a small plate of food and drink to offer as a ganapuja feast near the end of practice.

Recording: If you are unable to join us live, you can practice with the recording on your own time.

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Consultations with Dr. Nashalla Nyinda
Feb
9
to Feb 12

Consultations with Dr. Nashalla Nyinda

Visiting doctor Nashalla Nyinda will be offering Tibetan Medicine consultations in the Bay Area.

Dr. Nyinda trained in the Chagpori lineage under the disciples of master doctor Trogawa Rinpoche. She is an adjunct professor at Naropa University, and maintains a clinic in Boulder, Colorado with her husband, Dr. Tsundu Nyinda.

Dr. Nyinda will be in the Bay Area regularly to teach workshops and offer consultations — this is a great opportunity to work with a Tibetan Medicine doctor in an ongoing manner. Appointment slots are limited — please contact us to schedule a session!

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Feb
24
to Feb 25

Introduction to Tibetan Medicine & the Four Tantras (FTTM 1.1)

In this module we will study the fundamentals of Tibetan language and the origins, history, schools, and contemporary practice of Tibetan Medicine. We will explore essential concepts including interdependent connection (tendrel), cause and effect (karma), and continuous authentic education (tantra), and will learn how the building blocks of the five elements form our body, energy, mind, and the world around us.

We will then embark on our study of the Four Medical Tantras, the root texts of Tibetan Medicine, with their mnemonic system of illustrated trees. We will particularly focus on the Root Tantra, of which it is said “If you understand the Root Tantra well, you understand all of Tibetan Medicine”.

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Consultations with Dr. Nashalla Nyinda
Mar
16
to Mar 19

Consultations with Dr. Nashalla Nyinda

Visiting doctor Nashalla Nyinda will be offering Tibetan Medicine consultations in the Bay Area.

Dr. Nyinda trained in the Chagpori lineage under the disciples of master doctor Trogawa Rinpoche. She is an adjunct professor at Naropa University, and maintains a clinic in Boulder, Colorado with her husband, Dr. Tsundu Nyinda.

Dr. Nyinda will be in the Bay Area regularly to teach workshops and offer consultations — this is a great opportunity to work with a Tibetan Medicine doctor in an ongoing manner. Appointment slots are limited — please contact us to schedule a session!

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Mar
24
to Mar 25

Root of Health & Disease in Tibetan Medicine (FTTM 1.2)

In this module, we will study the fundamental principles of health and disease in Tibetan Medicine.

Tibetan Medicine explains that the nature of health is balance, and the nature of disease is imbalance. We will learn about the dynamic energetic qualities known as the three nyepa (loong, treepa, and beken, or wind, bile, and phlegm), and study the seven body constituents and three waste products. We will learn how, when these energetic and physical aspects are in balance, we are well-nourished and enjoy good health, long life, and a balanced and happy mind.

We will also study the fundamentals of pathology, including the causes and contributing conditions of disease. We will learn how disease manifests when the nyepa become deficient, in excess, or disordered in the various parts and systems of the body, and how diseases can be grouped into the two categories of hot-natured (inflammatory) diseases and cold-natured (metabolic) diseases.

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Consultations with Dr. Nashalla Nyinda
Apr
13
to Apr 16

Consultations with Dr. Nashalla Nyinda

Visiting doctor Nashalla Nyinda will be offering Tibetan Medicine consultations in the Bay Area.

Dr. Nyinda trained in the Chagpori lineage under the disciples of master doctor Trogawa Rinpoche. She is an adjunct professor at Naropa University, and maintains a clinic in Boulder, Colorado with her husband, Dr. Tsundu Nyinda.

Dr. Nyinda will be in the Bay Area regularly to teach workshops and offer consultations — this is a great opportunity to work with a Tibetan Medicine doctor in an ongoing manner. Appointment slots are limited — please contact us to schedule a session!

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Apr
21
to Apr 22

Root of Diagnosis in Tibetan Medicine (FTTM 1.3)

In this module, we will study the fundamental principles of Tibetan Medical diagnosis presented in the Root Tantra. This includes the basic approaches of inspection (of the tongue and urine), palpation (of the pulse), and dialogue with the patient, each according to the three nyepa. We will also develop a working understanding of constitutional typology based on the three nyepa, and will consider how Tibetan Medicine diagnosis compares and contrasts with diagnostic approaches used in modern medicine.

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May
19
to May 20

Root of Treatment in Tibetan Medicine (FTTM 1.4)

In this module, we will study the fundamental principles of Tibetan Medical treatment presented in the Root Tantra. We will learn how Tibetan Medical therapies encourage the maintenance of health while also offering techniques to relieve symptoms and to cure the root of disease. We will explore Tibetan Medicine’s many approaches to treatment, including diet and lifestyle guidelines, natural and herbal medicines, and external therapies, each according to the three nyepa. We will also consider how Tibetan Medical treatment options compare and contrast with those offered by modern medicine.

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Shanglon Mantra Practice
Jan
15
8:00 AM08:00

Shanglon Mantra Practice

Join us online to chant the mantra of Shanglon, the protector of the Tibetan medical tradition and teachings, to bring good health, long life, and wealth. This short guided practice is open to everyone. Learn more about the Yuthok Nyingthig →

Text: No text is necessary.

Recording: If you are unable to join us live, you can practice with the recording on your own time.

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Dakini Healing Mantra Practice
Jan
11
8:00 AM08:00

Dakini Healing Mantra Practice

Join us online to chant the healing mantra of the five dakinis, the embodiment of feminine wisdom and power, to heal both women and men and to harmonize the planet. This short guided practice is open to everyone.

Following the wish of Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, we dedicate this practice to the empowerment of women worldwide.

Text: No text is necessary.

Preparation: Please prepare a small plate of food and drink to offer as a ganapuja feast near the end of practice.

Recording: If you are unable to join us live, you can practice with the recording on your own time.

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Yuthok Mantra Practice
Dec
28
8:00 AM08:00

Yuthok Mantra Practice

Join us online to chant the mantra of Yuthok, the father of Tibetan Medicine, to remove obstacles and develop healing wisdom. This short guided practice is open to everyone. Learn more about the Yuthok Nyingthig →

Text: No text is necessary.

Preparation: Please prepare a small plate of food and drink to offer as a ganapuja feast near the end of practice.

Recording: If you are unable to join us live, you can practice with the recording on your own time.

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Shanglon Mantra Practice
Dec
16
7:00 PM19:00

Shanglon Mantra Practice

Join us online to chant the mantra of Shanglon, the protector of the Tibetan medical tradition and teachings, to bring good health, long life, and wealth. This short guided practice is open to everyone. Learn more about the Yuthok Nyingthig →

Text: No text is necessary.

Recording: If you are unable to join us live, you can practice with the recording on your own time.

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Yuthok Nyingthig Ganapuja
Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

Yuthok Nyingthig Ganapuja

Join us online for a ganapuja feast practice from the Yuthok Nyingthig tradition. This practice is open to everyone. Learn more about the Yuthok Nyingthig →

Preparation: Please prepare a small plate of food and drink to offer.

Recording: If you are unable to join us live, you can practice with the recording on your own time.

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Yuthok Nyingthig Ganapuja
Nov
28
10:00 AM10:00

Yuthok Nyingthig Ganapuja

Join us online for a ganapuja feast practice from the Yuthok Nyingthig tradition. This practice is open to everyone. Learn more about the Yuthok Nyingthig →

Preparation: Please prepare a small plate of food and drink to offer.

Recording: If you are unable to join us live, you can practice with the recording on your own time.

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Nejang Tibetan Healing Yoga Workshop
Nov
19
8:00 AM08:00

Nejang Tibetan Healing Yoga Workshop

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Central Time

Nejang is a Tibetan healing yoga practice that consists of simple breath work, physical exercises, and self-massage. It is designed to improve the function of the sense and inner organs, open the channels, balance the energy, and relax the mind. With roots in the Tibetan Buddhist Kalachakra tradition, it has been prescribed to patients by Tibetan doctors for centuries due to its ability to support health and cure disease.

In this workshop, Jason will introduce the fundamentals of Tibetan Medicine, including the channels and energies of the subtle body, and teach the key points of posture and breath used in Nejang. We will then learn and practice some of the twenty-four Nejang exercises and explore their specific therapeutic applications using the Nejang text and commentaries.

About Jason Whitlow

Jason Whitlow is director of Sorig Khang Bay Area, a nonprofit center offering programs in Tibetan Medicine and the Yuthok Nyingthig spiritual tradition. Jason graduated with honors from Harvard University, where he studied neurobiology and computer science, and worked as a somatics teacher and professional modern dancer. He has studied and practiced for many years under the guidance of Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, a renowned doctor of Tibetan Medicine and holder of the Yuthok Nyingthig lineage.

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A Personalized Approach to Health: Typology in Tibetan Medicine
Nov
18
8:00 AM08:00

A Personalized Approach to Health: Typology in Tibetan Medicine

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Central Time

One of the oldest medical systems in existence, Tibetan Medicine offers a truly personalized approach to cultivating health based on each individual’s unique typology. Through understanding the distinctive traits of our own body and mind, we can make better choices to prevent and cure disease and to support our own well-being.

In this workshop, we will learn the fundamentals of Tibetan Medicine, including the five elements and three humors that are the foundation of typology. Through interactive exercises, we will determine our own personal typology, and will explore Tibetan Medicine advice about the best diet, lifestyle, and external therapies for each type. We will also learn about simple ‘kitchen pharmacy’ remedies that can be made using the food and spices in our own home.

About Jason Whitlow

Jason Whitlow is director of Sorig Khang Bay Area, a nonprofit center offering programs in Tibetan Medicine and the Yuthok Nyingthig spiritual tradition. Jason graduated with honors from Harvard University, where he studied neurobiology and computer science, and worked as a somatics teacher and professional modern dancer. He has studied and practiced for many years under the guidance of Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, a renowned doctor of Tibetan Medicine and holder of the Yuthok Nyingthig lineage.

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Shanglon Mantra Practice
Nov
17
6:30 PM18:30

Shanglon Mantra Practice

8:30–9:00 PM Central Time

Join us online to chant the mantra of Shanglon, the protector of the Tibetan medical tradition and teachings, to bring good health, long life, and wealth. This short guided practice is open to everyone. Learn more about the Yuthok Nyingthig →

Text: No text is necessary.

Recording: If you are unable to join us live, you can practice with the recording on your own time.

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Medicine Buddha Healing Meditation
Nov
17
5:00 PM17:00

Medicine Buddha Healing Meditation

7:00–9:00 PM Central Time

Join us for a guided meditation practice on the Medicine Buddha, the embodiment of perfect healing wisdom. From the Mantra Healing Treatise of Tibetan master Ju Mipham Rinpoche, this accessible practice uses mantra and visualization, the power of sound and mind, to heal ourselves and others.

Suggested Donation: $20

About Jason Whitlow

Jason Whitlow is director of Sorig Khang Bay Area, a nonprofit center offering programs in Tibetan Medicine and the Yuthok Nyingthig spiritual tradition. Jason graduated with honors from Harvard University, where he studied neurobiology and computer science, and worked as a somatics teacher and professional modern dancer. He has studied and practiced for many years under the guidance of Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, a renowned doctor of Tibetan Medicine and holder of the Yuthok Nyingthig lineage.

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“May I Benefit Beings Like the Sun and the Moon”: An Introduction to the Spiritual Tradition of Tibetan Medicine
Nov
16
5:00 PM17:00

“May I Benefit Beings Like the Sun and the Moon”: An Introduction to the Spiritual Tradition of Tibetan Medicine

7:00–9:00 PM Central Time

The Yuthok Nyingthig is the unique spiritual tradition of Tibetan Medicine, practiced by doctors, healers, and meditators from all lineages. Known for its concise methods and swift blessings, it is the perfect practice for modern, busy practitioners. It contains one-of-a-kind techniques to develop intuition and healing abilities while cultivating wisdom and compassion.

These teachings have been transmitted by Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, a renowned doctor of Tibetan Medicine and lineage holder of the Yuthok Nyingthig. In this talk, Jason will introduce the history and singular qualities of the Yuthok Nyingthig, and will give an overview of the structure and approach of this cycle of Vajrayana Buddhist practice. He will also lead a guided meditation and mantra recitation from this tradition.

Suggested Donation: $20

About Jason Whitlow

Jason Whitlow is director of Sorig Khang Bay Area, a nonprofit center offering programs in Tibetan Medicine and the Yuthok Nyingthig spiritual tradition. Jason graduated with honors from Harvard University, where he studied neurobiology and computer science, and worked as a somatics teacher and professional modern dancer. He has studied and practiced for many years under the guidance of Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, a renowned doctor of Tibetan Medicine and holder of the Yuthok Nyingthig lineage.

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Dakini Mantra Practice
Nov
13
8:00 AM08:00

Dakini Mantra Practice

Join us online to chant the healing mantra of the five dakinis, the embodiment of feminine wisdom and power, to heal both women and men and to harmonize the planet. This short guided practice is open to everyone.

Following the wish of Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, we dedicate this practice to the empowerment of women worldwide.

Text: No text is necessary.

Preparation: Please prepare a small plate of food and drink to offer as a ganapuja feast near the end of practice.

Recording: If you are unable to join us live, you can practice with the recording on your own time.

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Consultations with Dr. Nashalla Nyinda
Nov
11
to Nov 13

Consultations with Dr. Nashalla Nyinda

We are excited to announce that visiting doctor Nashalla Nyinda will be offering Tibetan Medicine consultations in the East Bay on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, November 11–13.

Dr. Nyinda trained in the Chagpori lineage under the disciples of master doctor Trogawa Rinpoche. She is an adjunct professor at Naropa University, and maintains a clinic in Boulder, Colorado with her husband, Dr. Tsundu Nyinda.

Dr. Nyinda will be visiting regularly in the coming year to teach workshops and see patients at Sorig Khang Bay Area. Appointment slots are limited — please contact us to schedule a consultation!

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Public Talk by Dr. Nashalla Nyinda: A Personalized Approach to Health with Tibetan Medicine
Nov
10
6:30 PM18:30

Public Talk by Dr. Nashalla Nyinda: A Personalized Approach to Health with Tibetan Medicine

One of the oldest medical systems in existence, Tibetan Medicine offers a truly personalized approach to cultivating health based on each individual’s unique typology. Through understanding the distinctive traits of our own body and mind, we can make better choices to prevent and cure disease and to support our own well-being.

In this public talk, Dr. Nyinda will teach the fundamentals of Tibetan Medicine, including the five elements and three humors that are the foundation of typology, and will offer Tibetan medical advice about the best diet, lifestyle, and external therapies for each type. She will also share simple ‘kitchen pharmacy’ remedies that can be made using the food and spices in our own home.

Dr. Nashalla Nyinda trained in the Chagpori lineage under the disciples of master doctor Trogawa Rinpoche. She is an adjunct professor at Naropa University, and maintains a clinic in Boulder, Colorado with her husband, Dr. Tsundu Nyinda.

Suggested Donation: $20

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Oct
30
8:00 AM08:00

Yuthok Mantra Practice

Join us online to chant the mantra of Yuthok, the father of Tibetan Medicine, to remove obstacles and develop healing wisdom. This short guided practice is open to everyone. Learn more about the Yuthok Nyingthig →

Text: No text is necessary.

Preparation: Please prepare a small plate of food and drink to offer as a ganapuja feast near the end of practice.

Recording: If you are unable to join us live, you can practice with the recording on your own time.

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Oct
18
8:00 AM08:00

Shanglon Mantra Practice

Join us online to chant the mantra of Shanglon, the protector of the Tibetan medical tradition and teachings, to bring good health, long life, and wealth. This short guided practice is open to everyone. Learn more about the Yuthok Nyingthig →

Text: No text is necessary.

Recording: If you are unable to join us live, you can practice with the recording on your own time.

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Oct
14
to Oct 15

Prevention & Treatment through Diet in Tibetan Medicine (FTTM 3.2)

  • Online & Ohlone Herbal Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this module, we will study the practical use of diet in Tibetan Medicine to prevent disease and maintain health, as well as relieve symptoms and cure the root of disease. We will learn about the taste, qualities, and effects of food and drink according to individual typology. We will also study advice on food intake, including timing, quantity, and combinations.

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Oct
14
8:00 AM08:00

Dakini Mantra Practice

Join us online to chant the healing mantra of the five dakinis, the embodiment of feminine wisdom and power, to heal both women and men and to harmonize the planet. This short guided practice is open to everyone.

Following the wish of Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, we dedicate this practice to the empowerment of women worldwide.

Text: No text is necessary.

Preparation: Please prepare a small plate of food and drink to offer as a ganapuja feast near the end of practice.

Recording: If you are unable to join us live, you can practice with the recording on your own time.

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Sep
30
8:00 AM08:00

Yuthok Mantra Practice

Join us online to chant the mantra of Yuthok, the father of Tibetan Medicine, to remove obstacles and develop healing wisdom. This short guided practice is open to everyone. Learn more about the Yuthok Nyingthig →

Text: No text is necessary.

Preparation: Please prepare a small plate of food and drink to offer as a ganapuja feast near the end of practice.

Recording: If you are unable to join us live, you can practice with the recording on your own time.

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Sep
19
8:00 AM08:00

Shanglon Mantra Practice

Join us online to chant the mantra of Shanglon, the protector of the Tibetan medical tradition and teachings, to bring good health, long life, and wealth. This short guided practice is open to everyone. Learn more about the Yuthok Nyingthig →

Text: No text is necessary.

Recording: If you are unable to join us live, you can practice with the recording on your own time.

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Sep
16
to Sep 17

Prevention & Treatment through Lifestyle in Tibetan Medicine (FTTM 3.1)

  • Online & Ohlone Herbal Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this module, we will study the practical lifestyle guidelines used in Tibetan Medicine to prevent disease and maintain health, as well as relieve symptoms and cure the root of disease. These lifestyle methods are customized to each individual’s typology, and include advice on sleep, sexuality, massage, exercise, social life, spirituality, and living in harmony with the seasons.

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Sep
15
8:00 AM08:00

Dakini Mantra Practice

Join us online to chant the healing mantra of the five dakinis, the embodiment of feminine wisdom and power, to heal both women and men and to harmonize the planet. This short guided practice is open to everyone.

Following the wish of Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, we dedicate this practice to the empowerment of women worldwide.

Text: No text is necessary.

Preparation: Please prepare a small plate of food and drink to offer as a ganapuja feast near the end of practice.

Recording: If you are unable to join us live, you can practice with the recording on your own time.

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Aug
31
8:00 AM08:00

Yuthok Mantra Practice

Join us online to chant the mantra of Yuthok, the father of Tibetan Medicine, to remove obstacles and develop healing wisdom. This short guided practice is open to everyone. Learn more about the Yuthok Nyingthig →

Text: No text is necessary.

Preparation: Please prepare a small plate of food and drink to offer as a ganapuja feast near the end of practice.

Recording: If you are unable to join us live, you can practice with the recording on your own time.

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Aug
20
8:00 AM08:00

Shanglon Mantra Practice

Join us online to chant the mantra of Shanglon, the protector of the Tibetan medical tradition and teachings, to bring good health, long life, and wealth. This short guided practice is open to everyone. Learn more about the Yuthok Nyingthig →

Text: No text is necessary.

Recording: If you are unable to join us live, you can practice with the recording on your own time.

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Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

An Introduction to Tibetan Medicine: Cultivating Health, Long Life, & Happiness

Traditional Tibetan Medicine (known in Tibetan as Sowa Rigpa) is one of the oldest healing traditions in existence. It offers a vast medical knowledge that is accessible to everyone, and supports the cultivation of a happy mind along with a healthy body.

In this talk, Jason Whitlow will introduce Tibetan Medicine’s essential understanding of health and disease, its sophisticated diagnostic techniques, as well as its many practical healing methods including diet and lifestyle guidelines, natural medicines, and external therapies including massage and acupuncture.

Jason will also introduce the unique spiritual tradition of Tibetan Medicine, which contains a complete path of Buddhist practice as well as healing yoga, mantra, and meditation practices.

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