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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Sep
19
8:00am 8:00am

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
8:00am 8:00am

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
8:00am 8:00am

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
8:00am 8:00am

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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An Introduction to Tibetan Medicine: Cultivating Health, Long Life, & Happiness
Aug
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Aug
17
8:00am 8:00am

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
12
to Aug 13

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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Aug
2
8:00am 8:00am

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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Jul
31
6:00pm 6:00pm

Yuthok Nyingthig Ngondro Practice

Join us online to practice the Ngondro (Preliminary Practices) of the Yuthok Nyingthig, the unique spiritual tradition of Tibetan Medicine. This guided practice is open to everyone. Learn more about the Yuthok Nyingthig →

Text: We will use the Yuthok Nyingthig Ngondro practice booklet, or you may follow along without a text. View and purchase texts →

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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Jul
27
7:00am 7:00am

Yuthok Nyingthig Ngondro Practice

Join us online to practice the Ngondro (Preliminary Practices) of the Yuthok Nyingthig, the unique spiritual tradition of Tibetan Medicine. This guided practice is open to everyone. Learn more about the Yuthok Nyingthig →

Text: We will use the Yuthok Nyingthig Ngondro practice booklet, or you may follow along without a text. View and purchase texts →

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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Jul
19
8:00am 8:00am

Dakini Mantra Practice

Join us online this Wednesday, Dakini Day, to chant together the healing mantra of the five dakinis, the embodiment of feminine wisdom and the five elements in their pure form. This five-syllable mantra from the Tibetan Mantra Healing tradition activates the force and power of feminine energy to heal both women and men and to harmonize the planet. Following the wish of Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, we dedicate this practice to the empowerment of women worldwide. This practice is open to everyone.

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Jul
1
to Jul 4

Tibetan Medicine Diagnosis with Dr. Nida (FTTM 2.1–2.2)

Traditional Tibetan Medicine is one of the oldest healing sciences in existence. It offers a vast medical knowledge that is accessible to everyone.

In this intensive workshop, Dr. Nida will offer hands-on training in the diagnostic techniques of TTM, including:

  • observation of tongue and sense organs
  • urine analysis
  • pulse reading, and
  • patient interviewing.

This workshop is open to everyone, with no prerequisites. Students are encouraged to review The Tibetan Book of Health chapters 1–6 and Sowa Rigpa Points in preparation.

Interested students may continue their studies of Tibetan Medicine & Therapeutics via the Foundations of TTM training program offered by Sorig Khang Bay Area in partnership with Sorig Khang International.

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Jun
30
9:00am 9:00am

Yuthok's Healing Activities with Dr. Nida

The Yuthok Nyingthig is the unique spiritual tradition of Tibetan Medicine. Known for its concise methods and swift blessings, it is perfect for modern, busy practitioners.

In this program, Dr. Nida will offer empowerments and transmissions for the Yuthok Nyingthig Preliminary Practices (Ngondro) & Guru Yogas, for practitioners who wish to connect with or begin this cycle of Vajrayana Buddhist practice.

Dr. Nida will then teach on Yuthok's Healing Activities, a special collection of spiritual healing practices especially effective in treating diseases caused by negative influences as well as energetic imbalances or blockages.

After receiving these teachings, students who wish to engage in Yuthok’s Healing Activity practices must complete Yuthok Nyingthig Ngondro and Outer Guru Yoga retreats, to be offered by Sorig Khang Bay Area in the coming year.

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May
20
to May 21

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
6:30pm 6:30pm

Introduction to the Spiritual Tradition of Tibetan Medicine

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 unique practices 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. Please join us for this public talk and guided mediation and make a connection with this special spiritual tradition!

• Learn about the history of Tibetan Medicine and the Yuthok Nyingthig
• Understand the approach of Vajrayana Buddhist practice
• Explore the unique qualities of the Yuthok Nyingthig
• Engage in meditation practices from the Yuthok Nyingthig

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Apr
22
to Apr 23

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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Mar
25
to Mar 26

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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Jul
16
to Jul 17

Introduction to the Theory & Practice of Tibetan Medicine with Dr. Nida

One of the oldest medical systems in existence, Traditional Tibetan Medicine holds the fourfold aim of preventing illness, curing disease, extending lifespan, and cultivating happiness. It contains a sophisticated theoretical basis, a highly effective diagnostic system, and a wide range of treatment modalities covering diet, lifestyle, herbal medicines, and external healing therapies.

In this workshop, Dr. Nida will teach the fundamentals of Tibetan Medicine and will introduce the unique practice of Yukchö Stick Therapy. Accessible to new students as well as established health practitioners, this workshop forms the basis for all further studies of Tibetan Medicine.

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Jul
14
to Jul 15

Yuthok Nyingthig Long-Life Practice with Dr. Nida

The Yuthok Nyingthig is a complete cycle of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist practice that forms the unique spiritual component of the Tibetan medical tradition. It was created by the Father of Tibetan Medicine, and is practiced by health practitioners as well as meditators from all traditions.

The Yuthok Nyingthig contains special long-life practices that eliminate and prevent illness, lengthen the lifespan, and bring all levels of spiritual accomplishment. In this program, Dr. Nida will offer all empowerments, transmissions, and detailed teachings necessary to engage in these long-life practices, and will lead participants in a one-day practice retreat.

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