Medicine Buddha and the Fivefold Path of Mahamudra
Venerable Khenpo Lobzang Tenzin and Nashalla Nyinda
November 3–5, 2017
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 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.
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.