Medicine Buddha and the Fivefold Path of Mahamudra

Venerable Khenpo Lobzang Tenzin and Nashalla Nyinda

November 18–20, 2016

Tuition $185 + 2 nights
Venerable Khenpo Lobsang Tenzin

Venerable Khenpo Lobsang Tenzin

Nashalla Nyinda, MD

Nashalla G. Nyinda

Medicine Buddha and the Fivefold Path of Mahamudra

The Five-Fold Mahamudra method embodies the view of Dzogchen, Madhyamaka (the Middle Way), Shamatha, and Vipashyana. Any meditation practitioner will enjoy this simple and direct guidance to aid their meditations. We will learn to generate compassion, embody buddhanature through visualization practice, and engage in the actual Mahamudra practice.

During this retreat, special emphasis will be placed on working with the Medicine Buddha or any other personal deity. We will also receive instructions for guru yoga practice, as it is said that devotion is the shortest way to realize the ultimate nature of phenomena. We will seal our practice with dedication reaching beyond our own benefit, so that all beings can be touched by the same goodness we have rediscovered.

Medicine Buddha is a concise and simple Tibetan Buddhist healing practice. 

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.


Venerable Khenpo Lobzang Tenzin will give the reading transmission, blessings and explanations for practicing the Medicine Buddha; Nashalla G. Nyinda, a traditional doctor of Tibetan Medicine, will explain the benefits of this practice both for oneself and as a mode for healing 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. This program is for any level of meditation practitioner.

In this program you will,
• Practice easy methods to stabilize meditation that have been used for centuries
• Deepen devotion to working with deities or a Yiddam
• Learn how to work with common obstacles that may arise when meditating



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.

Nashalla Nyinda

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.

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