Medicine Buddha and the Practice of Compassion
Venerable Khenpo Jigme and Dr. Nashalla Nyinda
October 19–21, 2018
Tonglen is a practice of giving and receiving, perfectly manifesting the embodiment of Medicine Buddha. Intermingling these practices helps those experiencing pain of any kind, illness, as well as those dying or already passed. Formal meditation practice, Medicine Buddha manifestation, and Tonglen work together to alleviate suffering and provide tools to transform poisonous emotions and illness into healing energy for self and others. In this weekend we practice ultimate compassion and dedicate this beyond our own benefit; so all beings may be touched by the same goodness we have rediscovered. Those new to meditation and healing practices, as well as those seeking deeper Medicine Buddha and Tonglen practice, will benefit.
Participants may bring any fresh, unopened medicine for blessings and to learn how to use this practice with healing substances.
This weekend is open to everyone and is especially helpful for those in the healing arts.
Venerable Khenpo Jigme was born in Bhutan and joined the Monastery at age twelve. Having completed three-year retreat, Thrangu Rinpoche appointed him to teach in Nepal and India, instilled him the title of “Khenpo” (PhD mastery level) in 1997, and sent him to the USA in 2005. Khenpo is known for his vast skills in all aspects of Buddhist philosophy, rituals and meditation, down to earth kindness, honesty and constant example of loving kindness.
Nashalla Gwyn Nyinda, Menpa, TMD began studying Tibetan Medicine in 1999. Encouraged by her root teacher, The Very Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche, she interned at Chagpori Tibetan Medical Institute’s Clinic in Darjeeling, India for two years. Nashalla’s Menpa degree was conferred in 2009 by Qinghai Tibetan Medical College and The Shang Shung Institute of Tibetan Medicine. She founded The Sowa Birthing Method, a bodywork series geared at decreasing medical intervention and postpartum depression. Her Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies from Naropa University focused on Asian Medicines and Buddhist Psychology. Nashalla went to the Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture for a Masters of Acupuncture in the Classical Five-Element lineage. She teaches as an Adjunct Professor at Naropa University, and lectures on Buddhism, meditation and Asian healing traditions worldwide to Tibetan and Western students, practitioners, doctors. Nashalla directs the Nyinda Clinic of Tibetan Medicine & Holistic Healing in Boulder, Colorado.