Medicine Buddha and the Fivefold Path of Mahamudra

Venerable Khenpo Lobzang Tenzin and Dr. Nashalla Nyinda

November 3–5, 2017

Tuition $185 + 2 nights
Venerable Khenpo Lobsang Tenzin

Venerable Khenpo Lobsang Tenzin

Nashalla Nyinda, MD

Nashalla G. Nyinda

Learn a concise and simple Tibetan Buddhist healing practice based on the generation and embodiment of the Medicine Buddha’s characteristics. It is said that just by hearing the name, or mantra, of Medicine Buddha that innumerable benefits arise – including enhancing any healing practices and medicines. Practice generating compassion, recognizing buddha nature through visualization practice, and engaging in the actual manifestation of healing practice for self and others. 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 Lobzang Tenzin

Venerable Khenpo Lobzang Tenzin was born in Bhutan. At the age of 9, Khenpo requested his family allow him to join a monastery. Under the guidance of Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche, he was fully ordained in 1985 and earned the prestigious degree of Khenpo (a PhD level in the Tibetan Kagyu Lineage).  In 2004, Thrangu Rinpoche appointed him as the principal Professor and Director of all his monastic colleges. Khenpo remained in that position until relocating to the United States in 2013 to assist the inaugural three-year Mahamudra Retreat in Colorado.  He has been assigned the task of teaching throughout Thrangu’s centers worldwide and is well known for his warm attentive teaching style and remarkable gift for translating teachings into accessible and clear English.

Dr. Nashalla Nyinda

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.

Program Details

Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check-in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. All programs usually end at 12:30 pm on the program's departure date, followed by lunch. Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.