Medicine Buddha and the Practice of Compassion
Venerable Khenpo Jigme and 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 TMD, LMT began the study of Tibetan Medicine in 1999 and started treating with permission in 2004. She was then encouraged by her teacher, VV Thrangu Rinpoche, to complete her medical studies continuing in India. Nashalla earned her Menpa degree (Doctor of Tibetan Medicine) from Qinghai Tibetan Medical College, Tibet and The Shang Shung Institute of Tibetan Medicine in 2009. She has an Interdisciplinary Studies BA from Naropa University, with a focus on Asian Medicines and Buddhist Psychology. She has taught these techniques worldwide to Tibetan and western students, practitioners, and doctors, and is an Adjunct Professor at Naropa. Nashalla and husband, Dr. Tsundu S. Nyinda, operate the Tibetan Medicine & Holistic Healing Clinic in Boulder, Colorado.