New Orleans

We offer regular programs in New Orleans, Louisiana in partnership with Tibetan House, a cultural and learning center dedicated to the Tibetan wisdom traditions. Join us for our next series of talks, practices, and workshops November 29 – December 2, 2018!

  • Thu Nov 29: The Five Elements in Healing & Spiritual Practice

  • Fri Nov 30: Medicine Buddha Healing Meditation

  • Sat Dec 1: An Introduction to Tibetan Medicine: Cultivating Health, Long Life, & Happiness

  • Sun Dec 2: Tibetan Hormé Therapy: Soothing Stress, Relaxing Body, Calming Mind

  • Sun Dec 2: Dakini Healing Mantra Practice & Feast

Register by November 11 to receive a 20–25% discount!
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The Five Elements in Healing & Spiritual Practice

Talk , Purification Breathing Practice, & Guided Meditation with Jason Whitlow

Thursday, November 29, 2018
7–9 PM Central
Tibetan House, 4900 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans

The five elements are the essential building blocks of the world around us, as well as of our body, subtle energy, and mind. Outwardly, we seek to balance the five elements to care for the environment and support our health and well-being, while inwardly, we seek to reveal their pure nature as light and wisdom. Join us for a talk and guided meditation on the five elements according to the Tibetan medical and spiritual traditions!

This talk and practice is open to everyone.
This talk and practice will also be streamed online.

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Medicine Buddha Healing Meditation

Guided Meditation with Jason Whitlow

Friday, November 30, 2018
7–9 PM Central
Tibetan House, 4900 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans

Join us for a guided meditation on the Medicine Buddha, the embodiment of perfect healing wisdom, to bring health and well-being to yourself and all those who are struggling. From the Mantra Healing Treatise of Tibetan master Ju Mipham Rinpoche, this profound and accessible practice uses visualization and mantra, the power of imagination and vibration, to balance body, energy, and mind.

This practice is open to everyone.
This practice will also be streamed online.

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

Workshop with Jason Whitlow

Saturday, December 1, 2018
10 AM – 6 PM Central
Tibetan House, 4900 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans

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 a happy mind along with good health and a long life.

Tibetan Medicine offers a holistic approach to health that considers one's local environment and seasons, lifestyle, diet and sleep, and even mental habits. Its methods to prevent and cure disease are customized to the unique traits of each individual's body and mind, making it a truly personalized healthcare system.

In this one-day workshop, we will explore the fundamentals of Traditional Tibetan Medicine, including its essential understanding of health and disease, its sophisticated diagnostic 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.

Tibetan Hormé Therapy: Soothing Stress, Relaxing Body, Calming Mind

Hands-on Workshop with Jason Whitlow

Sunday, December 2, 2018
10 AM – 6 PM Central
Tibetan House, 4900 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans

Hormé is one of the essential healing therapies described in the root texts of Tibetan Medicine. This safe, simple, and portable method uses warm oil and small compresses filled with pacifying spices to unwind the nervous system and deeply relax and nourish the body and mind.

Hormé can be performed as a standalone therapy, or can be 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.

Workshop Fees

One Workshop
Register by November 11: $120
Register after November 11: $150

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

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Dakini Healing Mantra Practice & Feast

Guided Meditation with Jason Whitlow

Sunday, December 2, 2018
6–7 PM Central
Tibetan House, 4900 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans

On this auspicious Dakini Day, join us to chant the healing mantra of the five dakinis, the embodiment of feminine wisdom, power, and the pure forms of the five elements. This simple practice supports health and harmonizes the planet, and is dedicated to the empowerment of women worldwide. We will also offer a feast together in celebration — please bring food and drink to share!

This practice is free and open to everyone.
This practice will also be streamed online.


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.


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, California and online. The next training cycles start October 27–28, 2018, and in the spring of 2019. Learn more →

Sorig Khang and Tibetan House will also offer further Tibetan Medicine & External Therapies workshops in New Orleans in 2019. Please join our mailing list for updates!