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Root of Tibetan Medicine: Health & Disease with Jason Whitlow (FTTM 1.2)
Nov
17
to Nov 18

Root of Tibetan Medicine: Health & Disease with Jason Whitlow (FTTM 1.2)

Online Review Class: Sunday, November 25, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Traditional Tibetan Medicine (TTM, known in Tibetan as Sowa Rigpa or Sorig) is one of the oldest healing sciences on earth. It offers a vast medical knowledge that is accessible to everyone, and cultivates a happy mind along with a healthy body.

In this workshop, we will study the fundamental principles of health and disease in TTM.

TTM explains that the nature of health is balance, and the nature of disease is imbalance. We will study the dynamic energetic qualities known as the three nyepa (loong, treepa, and beken, or wind, bile, and phlegm), as well as the seven body constituents and three waste products. We will learn how, when these energetic and physical aspects are in balance, we enjoy good health, long life, and an open, satisfied, 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 body, and how diseases can be grouped into the two categories of hot-natured and cold-natured disorders.

This workshop is part of the two-year Foundations of TTM program in Tibetan Medicine & External Therapies offered by Sorig Khang Bay Area and Sorig Khang International. Students are welcome to attend select workshops, or the entire program. Learn more →


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Early Registration Deadline: October 28

This workshop is included in the Foundations of TTM entire program tuition — please contact us if you are already registered for the FTTM program and wish to attend, or if you wish to register for the program.

Acupuncture and massage CEUs are available.

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An Introduction to Tibetan Medicine: Cultivating Health, Long Life, & Happiness — Workshop with Jason Whitlow
Dec
1
8:00 AM08:00

An Introduction to Tibetan Medicine: Cultivating Health, Long Life, & Happiness — Workshop with Jason Whitlow

10 AM – 6 PM Central

Traditional Tibetan Medicine, known in Tibetan as Sowa Rigpa, is one of the oldest healing sciences on earth. It offers a vast medical knowledge that is accessible to everyone, and cultivates good health and long life together with a happy mind.

Tibetan Medicine offers a holistic, ecological view of health that considers the balance of our body, energy, and mind together with our interdependent relationship with other beings and the environment. It uses preventative and therapeutic methods customized to the unique traits of each individual, making it a truly personalized healthcare system.

In this workshop, we will explore the fundamentals of Traditional Tibetan Medicine, including its essential understanding of health and disease, its sophisticated assessment techniques, and its many practical healing methods including lifestyle and diet guidelines, herbal medicines, massage and external therapies, and healing breath and yoga practices.

This workshop is open to everyone, with no prerequisites.

Train in Tibetan Medicine & External Therapies!

Students who wish to study Tibetan Medicine in depth are encouraged to attend the Foundations of TTM workshops offered by Sorig Khang Center for Tibetan Medicine in San Rafael and online. The next training cycles start October 27–28, 2018, and in the spring of 2019. Learn more →

About Jason Whitlow

Jason studies, practices, and teaches Tibetan Medicine and the Yuthok Nyingthig spiritual lineage under the guidance of renowned Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, and directs Sorig Khang centers based in the San Francisco Bay Area and New Orleans. Jason graduated with honors from Harvard University, where he studied neurobiology, computer science, and pre-medicine, and has also trained in somatics and trauma recovery.


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Register after November 11: $150

Both Workshops
Register by November 11: $200
Register after November 11: $270

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Tibetan Hormé Therapy: Soothing Stress, Relaxing Body, Calming Mind — Hands-on Workshop with Jason Whitlow
Dec
2
8:00 AM08:00

Tibetan Hormé Therapy: Soothing Stress, Relaxing Body, Calming Mind — Hands-on Workshop with Jason Whitlow

10 AM – 6 PM Central

Hormé is one of the essential healing therapies described in the root texts of Tibetan Medicine. This safe, simple, and portable method uses warm herbal compresses and oil to unwind the nervous system, deeply relaxing and nourishing the body and mind.

Hormé can be performed as a standalone therapy, or combined with other healing modalities such as acupuncture or massage. In the Tibetan medical tradition, Hormé is one of the superior remedies for stress, anxiety, and insomnia. It is also excellent for prenatal as well as postpartum care.

In this hands-on workshop we will review the fundamentals of Tibetan Medicine, focusing on the function and disorders of the wind element. We will learn about the historical use of Hormé, as well as how to identify the types of people and conditions it can benefit. We will then study the points where Hormé can be applied, learn how to make the herbal compresses, and practice offering the therapy to each other.

This workshop is open to everyone. Students are encouraged to attend the Saturday workshop as well, especially if this is your first encounter with Tibetan Medicine.

Train in Tibetan Medicine & External Therapies!

Students who wish to study Tibetan Medicine in depth are encouraged to attend the Foundations of TTM workshops offered by Sorig Khang Center for Tibetan Medicine in San Rafael and online. The next training cycles start October 27–28, 2018, and in the spring of 2019. Learn more →

About Jason Whitlow

Jason studies, practices, and teaches Tibetan Medicine and the Yuthok Nyingthig spiritual lineage under the guidance of renowned Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, and directs Sorig Khang centers based in the San Francisco Bay Area and New Orleans. Jason graduated with honors from Harvard University, where he studied neurobiology, computer science, and pre-medicine, and has also trained in somatics and trauma recovery.


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One Workshop
Register by November 11: $120
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Root of Tibetan Medicine: Diagnosis & Treatment with Jason Whitlow (FTTM 1.3)
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Root of Tibetan Medicine: Diagnosis & Treatment with Jason Whitlow (FTTM 1.3)

Online Review Class: Sunday, December 15, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Traditional Tibetan Medicine (TTM, known in Tibetan as Sowa Rigpa or Sorig) is one of the oldest healing sciences on earth. It offers a vast medical knowledge that is accessible to everyone, and cultivates a happy mind along with a healthy body.

In this workshop, we will study the fundamental principles of diagnosis and treatment in TTM.

We will learn about the essential methods of inspection (of the tongue and urine), palpation (of the pulse), and dialogue with the patient, and will develop a working understanding of constitutional typology based on the three nyepa. We will also consider how Tibetan Medicine diagnosis compares and contrasts with diagnostic approaches used in modern medicine.

We will then explore TTM’s manifold treatment methods, including diet and lifestyle regimens, herbal medicines, and external therapies, and will learn how these methods support the maintenance of health as well as cure disease. We will also consider how TTM treatment options compare and contrast with those offered by modern medicine.

This workshop is part of the two-year Foundations of TTM program in Tibetan Medicine & External Therapies offered by Sorig Khang Bay Area and Sorig Khang International. Students are welcome to attend select workshops, or the entire program. Learn more →


Registration

Early Registration Deadline: November 18

This workshop is included in the Foundations of TTM entire program tuition — please contact us if you are already registered for the FTTM program and wish to attend, or if you wish to register for the program.

Acupuncture and massage CEUs are available.

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CEU certificate fees are separate.
50% discount is available to students repeating a module.

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Tibetan Medical Wisdom for Health & Happiness: Workshop with Dr. Nashalla Nyinda
Nov
10
9:30 AM09:30

Tibetan Medical Wisdom for Health & Happiness: Workshop with Dr. Nashalla Nyinda

One of the oldest medical systems in existence, Tibetan Medicine offers a personalized approach to cultivating health and happiness. Through understanding the distinctive traits of our own body and mind, we can make better choices to maintain and restore well-being.

In this workshop, Dr. Nashalla Nyinda will introduce the fundamentals of Tibetan Medicine, including the elements and energies that form the foundation of its personalized approach. Through interactive exercises and discussion, she will help students learn about their own unique typology, and will share Tibetan medical wisdom about the most supportive foods, herbs, lifestyle, and healing therapies for each type.

Train in Tibetan Medicine & External Therapies

Students who wish to study Tibetan Medicine in depth are encouraged to join the Root of TTM workshops starting October 27–28, 2018 in San Rafael, California, and online. Learn more →

About Dr. Nashalla Nyinda

Dr. Nyinda trained in the Chagpori lineage under the disciples of master doctor Trogawa Rinpoche, and received her degree from Qinghai Tibetan Medical College and the Shang Shung Institute. She is an adjunct professor at Naropa University, and maintains a clinic in Boulder, Colorado with her husband, Dr. Tsundu Nyinda.


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Early Registration Deadline: November 4

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Root of Tibetan Medicine: Intro & Fundamentals with Jason Whitlow (FTTM 1.1)
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Root of Tibetan Medicine: Intro & Fundamentals with Jason Whitlow (FTTM 1.1)

Online Review Class: Sunday, November 4, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Traditional Tibetan Medicine (TTM, known in Tibetan as Sowa Rigpa or Sorig) is one of the oldest healing sciences on earth. It offers a vast medical knowledge that is accessible to everyone, and cultivates a happy mind along with a healthy body.

In this workshop we will explore the fundamental philosophies underlying TTM, including interdependence (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 also study the basics of the Tibetan language and the origins, history, schools, and contemporary practice of TTM.

We will then embark on our study of the Four Medical Tantras, the root texts of TTM, 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”.

This workshop is part of the two-year Foundations of TTM program in Tibetan Medicine & External Therapies offered by Sorig Khang Bay Area and Sorig Khang International. Students are welcome to attend select workshops, or the entire program. Learn more →


Registration

Early Registration Deadline: October 14

This workshop is included in the Foundations of TTM entire program tuition — please contact us if you are already registered for the FTTM program and wish to attend, or if you wish to register for the program.

Acupuncture and massage CEUs are available.

Text and material fees are separate.
CEU certificate fees are separate.
50% discount is available to students repeating a module.

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Tibetan Mantra Healing with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang
Oct
7
9:30 AM09:30

Tibetan Mantra Healing with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang

In this daylong workshop, Dr. Nida will give a comprehensive introduction to the profound art and science of Tibetan Mantra Healing ("ngak-chö"). These practices, passed down through lineages of yogi and yogini healers, use the power of sound and vibration to remedy diseases and imbalances of body, energy, and mind. Dr. Nida will offer teachings on the general function and use of mantra, as well as transmissions for a pharmacopeia of mantras used to treat specific disorders, from Tibetan master Ju Mipham Rinpoche.

This workshop will be followed by a series of Mantra Healing group retreats (Daka, Dakini, and Bet Zhi Ma) in the fall and winter of 2018/2019. Please join our mailing list for updates!

This workshop is open to everyone, with no prerequisites.


Registration

Early Registration Deadline: September 1

Acupuncture and massage CEUs are pending — please contact us if you wish to attend and are interested in CEUs.

Text and material fees are separate.
CEU certificate fees are separate.
50% discount is available to students repeating a module.

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Yuthok Nyingthig Phowa Yoga Group Practice
Oct
5
9:30 AM09:30

Yuthok Nyingthig Phowa Yoga Group Practice

In this session, students will be guided in Yuthok Nyingthig Phowa Yoga group practice. Group practice is known to enhance the success of Phowa, preparing practitioners to accomplish the practice fully at the time of death.


Registration

Regular Registration: $50 Suggested Donation
Early Registration: $40 Suggested Donation

Early Registration Deadline: September 1

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Liberation Without Meditation: Spiritual Practice for the Time of Death (Yuthok Nyingthig Phowa Yoga) with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang
Oct
4
9:30 AM09:30

Liberation Without Meditation: Spiritual Practice for the Time of Death (Yuthok Nyingthig Phowa Yoga) with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang

When we are prepared for our death, the way we live changes profoundly. In this daylong program, Dr. Nida will teach on the practice of dying with awareness according to the Tibetan spiritual tradition. He will offer empowerment, transmissions, and teachings on the Phowa Yoga practices from the unique spiritual tradition of Tibetan Medicine known as the Yuthok Nyingthig. These practices can be used to approach the end of life with certainty and achieve 'liberation without meditation' at the moment of death. Dr. Nida will also offer analysis of the marks and signs of successful Phowa practice.

This program is open to everyone, with no prerequisites.

Ganapuja

This program falls on an auspicious Dakini Day, the 25th day of the Tibetan lunar calendar. At the end of the teachings and empowerments, we will offer a Yuthok Nyingthig Ganapuja feast together in celebration. Please bring food, drink, and flowers to share!


Registration

Regular Registration: $150 Suggested Donation
Early Registration: $120 Suggested Donation

Early Registration Deadline: September 1

Acupuncture and massage CEUs are pending — please contact us if you wish to attend and are interested in CEUs.

Text and material fees are separate.
CEU certificate fees are separate.

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Caring for the Dying, Dying with Care: Advice from the Tibetan Medical Tradition with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang
Oct
3
9:30 AM09:30

Caring for the Dying, Dying with Care: Advice from the Tibetan Medical Tradition with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang

When we are prepared for our death, the way we live changes profoundly. When we are knowledgeable about the process of dying, we can care for the dying without fear. In this daylong workshop, Dr. Nida will teach on the process of dying according to the holistic science of Tibetan Medicine. He will explain in detail how the body, energy, and mind transform in the final stages of life, in relation to how they came together in the time after conception. He will also offer advice on how to navigate and compassionately support the dying process according to Tibetan medical wisdom, whether we are preparing for our own transition, or caring for a patient, client, or loved one.

This workshop is open to everyone, with no prerequisites.


Registration

Early Registration Deadline: September 1

Acupuncture and massage CEUs are pending — please contact us if you wish to attend and are interested in CEUs.

Text and material fees are separate.
CEU certificate fees are separate.

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TTM Organ Pathology & Diagnosis with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang & Eric Rosenbush
Sep
29
to Oct 2

TTM Organ Pathology & Diagnosis with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang & Eric Rosenbush

In this intensive workshop, Dr. Nida and Eric Rosenbush will teach on the pathology of vital and vessel organs, and offer hands-on training in the diagnostic techniques of TTM, including:

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

Prerequisites

Students are encouraged to have a familiarity with Tibetan Medicine as a prerequisite.

Credit

For students in the Foundations of TTM program, this workshop provides 4d of Diagnosis or Clinical Integration credit when taken in person.

Preparation

Please review The Tibetan Book of Health chapters 1–6, Sowa Rigpa Points pages 49–56, and the Ku Nye 3: General Diagnosis coursebook.

Please bring the above books (copies will also be available for purchase) as well as a sample of your first morning urination in a clean glass jar. (If you live with roommates or family, please consider bringing urine samples from them as well!)


Registration

Early Registration Deadline: September 1

This workshop is included in the Foundations of TTM entire program tuition — please contact us if you wish to attend and are already registered for the FTTM program, or if you wish to register for the program.

Acupuncture and massage CEUs are pending — please contact us if you wish to attend and are interested in CEUs.

Text and material fees are separate.
CEU certificate fees are separate.
50% discount is available to students repeating a module.

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Introduction to the Yuthok Nyingthig Ngondro with Dr. Tenzin Yangdon & Jason Whitlow
Sep
2
9:30 AM09:30

Introduction to the Yuthok Nyingthig Ngondro with Dr. Tenzin Yangdon & Jason Whitlow

The Yuthok Nyingthig is the unique spiritual tradition of Tibetan Medicine, a complete cycle of Vajrayana Buddhist practice containing essential meditations, transformative inner yogas, practices to cultivate healing abilities, and benefitting rituals. Created by Yuthok Yonten Gonpo, the father of Tibetan Medicine, it is known for its concise, accessible methods and its nonsectarian approach — it is perfect for modern, busy people. Practicing the Yuthok Nyingthig improves health and longevity, enhances compassion and wisdom, and ultimately brings spiritual liberation.

The Yuthok Nyingthig has been kept secret for most of its history — only recently has it been taught more openly, thanks to the kindness of Dr. Nida Chenagtsang and his teachers.

The Ngondro or 'preliminary practices' serves as the entrance to the entire Yuthok Nyingthig path, purifying the body, energy, and mind and laying the foundation for all further practices.

In this daylong teaching, Dr. Tenzin and Jason Whitlow will offer an introduction to the Yuthok Nyingthig Ngondro, giving thorough instruction on each of its component practices, along with advice on how to engage the Ngondro in daily practice or in retreat.

This teaching is open to everyone. It is recommended for practitioners new to the Yuthok Nyingthig who wish to attend the September 12–19 Ngondro 7-Day Retreat, or for anyone interested to learn more about the Yuthok Nyingthig or Vajrayana Buddhist practice in general.


Registration

Regular Registration: $100 Suggested Donation
Early Registration: $80 Suggested Donation

Early Registration Deadline: August 5

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Mebum Cupping Therapy with Eric Rosenbush (FTTM 5.6)
Jul
14
to Jul 15

Mebum Cupping Therapy with Eric Rosenbush (FTTM 5.6)

In this workshop, students will learn the Mebum cupping techniques used in the practice of Ku Nye Tibetan Massage and External Therapies. Mebum uses vacuum pressure to remove an excess of the nyepa from the body, relieving tension and stagnation and promoting energy flow. This workshop extends and supplements the July 7–10 Ku Nye Tibetan Massage intensive and the July 12–13 Channels & Points workshop.

This workshop is open to laypeople as well as health practitioners of all traditions. Students who have not previously studied the Root Tantra (FTTM 1.1–1.4 or TTM 1.1) must attend the Introduction to Tibetan Medicine workshop on July 6.

After these workshops, continue training in Tibetan External Therapies in 2019 and beyond:

  • Ku Nye Level 2
  • Hormé Mongolian Oil Therapy
  • Métsa (Moxa) Heat Therapy
  • Yukchö Stick Therapy
  • Lum Bath, Steam, & Compress Therapy

Expand your studies of Tibetan Medicine via the Foundations of TTM program — the next cycle starts fall/winter 2018:

  • Learn the fundamentals of Tibetan Medicine theory
  • Train in diagnostic techniques including:
    • Pulse reading
    • Urine analysis
  • Train in treatment methods including:
    • Lifestyle guidelines
    • Diet regimens
    • Herbal medicines

About Eric Rosenbush, L.Ac.

Eric is a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of Tibetan, Chinese, and Ayurvedic medicine, as well as Jyotish (Vedic astroscience). He has trained extensively with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang and other masters of Tibetan Medicine, and holds a Masters degree from ACTCM in San Francisco. Eric teaches worldwide as a senior instructor for Sorig Khang International.

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Channels & Points in Tibetan External Therapies with Eric Rosenbush (FTTM 5.3)
Jul
12
to Jul 13

Channels & Points in Tibetan External Therapies with Eric Rosenbush (FTTM 5.3)

In this workshop, students will learn the systems of channels and points used in Tibetan Medicine and External Therapies, and will train in how to work with them using Ku Nye Massage and other techniques. This workshop extends and supplements the July 7–10 Ku Nye Tibetan Massage intensive, and provides a foundation for further trainings in Horme Mongolian Oil Therapy, Metsa (Moxa) Heat Therapy, Yukcho Stick Therapy, and more.

This workshop is open to laypeople as well as health practitioners of all traditions. Students who have not previously studied the Root Tantra (FTTM 1.1–1.4 or TTM 1.1) must attend the Introduction to Tibetan Medicine workshop on July 6.

After these workshops, continue training in Tibetan External Therapies in 2019 and beyond:

  • Ku Nye Level 2
  • Hormé Mongolian Oil Therapy
  • Métsa (Moxa) Heat Therapy
  • Yukchö Stick Therapy
  • Lum Bath, Steam, & Compress Therapy

Expand your studies of Tibetan Medicine via the Foundations of TTM program — the next cycle starts fall/winter 2018:

  • Learn the fundamentals of Tibetan Medicine theory
  • Train in diagnostic techniques including:
    • Pulse reading
    • Urine analysis
  • Train in treatment methods including:
    • Lifestyle guidelines
    • Diet regimens
    • Herbal medicines

About Eric Rosenbush, L.Ac.

Eric is a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of Tibetan, Chinese, and Ayurvedic medicine, as well as Jyotish (Vedic astroscience). He has trained extensively with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang and other masters of Tibetan Medicine, and holds a Masters degree from ACTCM in San Francisco. Eric teaches worldwide as a senior instructor for Sorig Khang International.

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Ku Nye Tibetan Massage Intensive with Eric Rosenbush (FTTM 5.1–5.2)
Jul
7
to Jul 10

Ku Nye Tibetan Massage Intensive with Eric Rosenbush (FTTM 5.1–5.2)

Ku Nye is the therapeutic massage practice of the holistic healing science of Traditional Tibetan Medicine. Based on the five elements and three humors, it offers methods to balance specific ailments and harmonize the innate constitution.

In this hands-on training you will learn:

  • Fundamentals of Tibetan Medicine
  • Client assessment
  • Indications & contraindications
  • Preparation & use of herbal oils
  • Body mobilization
  • Application of heat & cold
  • Techniques for tissues, channels, & points

This workshop is open to laypeople as well as health practitioners of all traditions. Students who have not previously studied the Root Tantra (FTTM 1.1–1.4 or TTM 1.1) must attend the Introduction to Tibetan Medicine workshop on July 6.

This workshop is extended and supplemented by the July 12–13 Channels & Points workshop and the July 14–15 Mebum Cupping Therapy workshop.

After these workshops, continue training in Tibetan External Therapies in 2019 and beyond:

  • Ku Nye Level 2
  • Hormé Mongolian Oil Therapy
  • Métsa (Moxa) Heat Therapy
  • Yukchö Stick Therapy
  • Lum Bath, Steam, & Compress Therapy

Expand your studies of Tibetan Medicine via the Foundations of TTM program — the next cycle starts fall/winter 2018:

  • Learn the fundamentals of Tibetan Medicine theory
  • Train in diagnostic techniques including:
    • Pulse reading
    • Urine analysis
  • Train in treatment methods including:
    • Lifestyle guidelines
    • Diet regimens
    • Herbal medicines

About Eric Rosenbush, L.Ac.

Eric is a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of Tibetan, Chinese, and Ayurvedic medicine, as well as Jyotish (Vedic astroscience). He has trained extensively with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang and other masters of Tibetan Medicine, and holds a Masters degree from ACTCM in San Francisco. Eric teaches worldwide as a senior instructor for Sorig Khang International.

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Introduction to Tibetan Medicine
Jul
6
9:30 AM09:30

Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

Traditional Tibetan Medicine (TTM) is one of the oldest healing sciences 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 workshop we will gain an overview of the fundamentals 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 also learn about the dynamic energetic qualities known as the three nyepa (loong, treepa, and beken, or wind, bile, and phlegm) as well as the seven body constituents and three waste products. We will learn how, when these energetic and physical aspects are in balance, we enjoy good health, long life, and a balanced and happy mind, and when they are imbalanced, we experience disease.

Students who have not previously studied the Root Tantra (FTTM 1.1–1.4 or TTM 1.1) and who wish to attend the July 7–10 Ku Nye Tibetan Massage Intensive, the July 12–13 Channels & Points workshop, or the July 14–15 Mebum Cupping Therapy workshop must take this workshop as a prerequisite.

This workshop serves as an introduction to the two-year Foundations of TTM program in Tibetan Medicine & External Therapies offered by Sorig Khang Bay Area. Students are welcome to attend individual workshops, or the entire program. Learn more →

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Making Tibetan Herbal Remedies with Dr. Nashalla Nyinda (FTTM 4.5)
Jun
23
to Jun 24

Making Tibetan Herbal Remedies with Dr. Nashalla Nyinda (FTTM 4.5)

Traditional Tibetan Medicine (TTM) is one of the oldest healing sciences 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 workshop, Dr. Nashalla Nyinda will teach students how to make Tibetan herbal remedies including tinctures, medicinal butters, oils, pastes, and more, using herbs commonly available in North America. She will also share how these remedies are used according to the traditional principles of Tibetan Medicine.

This workshop is part of the two-year Foundations of TTM program in Tibetan Medicine & External Therapies offered by Sorig Khang Bay Area. Students are welcome to attend individual workshops, or the entire program. Learn more at: bayarea.sorig.net/foundations

About Dr. Nashalla Nyinda

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.

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Ku Nye Tibetan Massage Level 1 with Eric Rosenbush, L.Ac.
Jun
15
to Jun 19

Ku Nye Tibetan Massage Level 1 with Eric Rosenbush, L.Ac.

10 AM – 6 PM Central

Ku Nye is the therapeutic massage practice of Traditional Tibetan Medicine (TTM), originating almost 4,000 years ago in Tibet. As an integrated part of the holistic healing science of TTM, Ku Nye offers specific therapeutic methods to balance the patient’s particular ailment or imbalance as well as to harmonize and support their natural bodily constitution.

This comprehensive, multi-part training includes a study of the fundamentals of TTM as well as the channel and point systems of the body. Practitioners will learn how to assess the condition of the patient, apply herbal oils, mobilize the body, apply heat or cold, massage the muscles, tendons, points, and channels of the body using various techniques, and remove the oils. Practitioners will also learn how to integrate Ku Nye with other external therapies.

This training is open to everyone — bodyworkers, health practitioners of all traditions, and laypeople — with no prerequisites. It will be followed by Ku Nye Level 2 and further Tibetan External Therapies trainings in 2019 and beyond. We are currently in the process of applying to offer CE credits through the Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy.

Other Trainings in Tibetan Massage & External Therapies

  • Ku Nye Tibetan Massage Level 2
  • Channels & Points in Tibetan External Therapies
  • Horme Mongolian Oil Therapy
  • Mebum Cupping Therapy
  • Metsa (Moxibustion) Heat Therapy
  • Yukcho Stick Therapy
  • Lum Bath & Steam Therapy

Interested students may expand their studies via our Foundations of TTM program, where they will gain a more in-depth understanding of Tibetan Medical theory, and train in diagnosis and further treatment methods including lifestyle, diet, and herbal medicines. Learn more →

About Eric Rosenbush, L.Ac.

Eric is a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of Tibetan, Chinese, and Ayurvedic medicine, as well as Jyotish (Vedic astroscience). He has trained extensively with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang and other masters of Tibetan Medicine, and holds a Masters degree from ACTCM in San Francisco. Eric teaches worldwide as a senior instructor for Sorig Khang International.

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Tibetan Herbal Formulas with Dr. Nashalla Nyinda (FTTM 4.4)
May
12
to May 13

Tibetan Herbal Formulas with Dr. Nashalla Nyinda (FTTM 4.4)

Traditional Tibetan Medicine (TTM) is one of the oldest healing sciences 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 workshop, Dr. Nashalla Nyinda will introduce the theory and usage of herbal formulas according to the traditional principles of Tibetan Medicine, and will teach students how to make basic formulas using herbs commonly available in North America.

This workshop is part of the two-year Foundations of TTM program in Tibetan Medicine & External Therapies offered by Sorig Khang Bay Area. Students are welcome to attend individual workshops, or the entire program. Learn more at: bayarea.sorig.net/foundations

About Dr. Nashalla Nyinda

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.

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Root of Diagnosis & Treatment in Tibetan Medicine (FTTM 1.3)
Apr
21
to Apr 22

Root of Diagnosis & Treatment 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.

We will also 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 regimens, natural and herbal medicines, and external therapies, each according to the three nyepa. We will also consider how Tibetan Medicine treatment options compare and contrast with those offered by modern medicine.

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Herbs from Tibet & North America with Dr. Nashalla Nyinda (FTTM 4.3: Materia Medica B)
Apr
14
to Apr 15

Herbs from Tibet & North America with Dr. Nashalla Nyinda (FTTM 4.3: Materia Medica B)

Traditional Tibetan Medicine (TTM) is one of the oldest healing sciences 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 workshop, Dr. Nashalla Nyinda will introduce the Materia Medica of TTM, explaining the identification and usage of dozens of herbs from Tibet and North America according to the traditional principles of Tibetan Medicine.

This workshop is part of the two-year Foundations of TTM program in Tibetan Medicine & External Therapies offered by Sorig Khang Bay Area. Students are welcome to attend individual workshops, or the entire program. Learn more at: bayarea.sorig.net/foundations

About Dr. Nashalla Nyinda

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.

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Introduction to Tibetan ‘La’ Massage
Apr
8
8:00 AM08:00

Introduction to Tibetan ‘La’ Massage

10 AM – 6 PM Central

‘La’ Massage is one of the subtle energetic treatments from the Tibetan medical tradition. It is used to replenish the vital protective energy known as ‘la’, described in both the Tibetan medical and astrological traditions as an essence of our consciousness. ‘La’ energy pervades the body, circulating through it on a lunar cycle and giving us strength and vigor, as well as bliss, sensitivity, and satisfaction. Signs of depleted ‘la’ energy include feelings of tiredness, sadness, and anxiety, a fuzzy mind, and a grayish complexion.

In this workshop, we will review the fundamentals of Tibetan Medicine, including the five elements and three humors, and will learn how their gross and subtle forms (including ‘la’ energy) manifest in our body, energy, and mind. Jason will then introduce the practice of ‘La’ Massage, including the visualizations, recitations, and techniques used to contact and replenish this protective energy. Advice will also be given on how we can gather and protect ‘la’ energy in our day-to-day life, as a means of supporting our vitality and sense of blissful well-being.

About Jason Whitlow

Director of Sorig Khang Bay Area, Jason graduated with honors from Harvard University, where he studied neurobiology and computer science, and has worked professionally as a somatics teacher and 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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Nejang Tibetan Healing Yoga Workshop
Apr
7
8:00 AM08:00

Nejang Tibetan Healing Yoga Workshop

10 AM – 6 PM Central

Nejang is a simple-yet-profound Tibetan healing yoga practice consisting of 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

Director of Sorig Khang Bay Area, Jason graduated with honors from Harvard University, where he studied neurobiology and computer science, and has worked professionally as a somatics teacher and 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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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
9:00 AM09:00

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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