Medicine Buddha: Engaging Relative and Ultimate Healing to Embody Compassionate Action

Venerable Khenpo Jigme and Nashalla Nyinda

October 18–20, 2019

Tuition $195 + 2 nights

Venerable Khenpo Jigme

Nashalla Nyinda, TMD


Shambhala Mountain Center is sad to inform you that Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche has recently passed away.  Because of this, Venerable Khenpo Jigme, one of your retreat teachers, will not be able to attend this weekend’s retreat.  He has been asked by his lineage holder to attend ceremonies which unfortunately conflict with the Medicine Buddha Retreat.  Nashalla Nyinda will be teaching this program in in its entirety, including full transmissions and pointing out instructions for the Medicine Buddha practices.

Learn how to embody innate healing potential within through a concise and simple Tibetan Buddhist healing practice based upon generation and embodiment of the Medicine Buddha’s characteristics. It is said that innumerable benefits arise just by hearing the name or mantra of Medicine Buddha, including the enhancement of healing practices and infusing medicines.

In this weekend we practice ultimate compassion and elimination of suffering. We extend this beyond our own benefits; 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 to deepen manifestation of healing for self and others, will benefit from this unbroken lineage.

Participants may bring any fresh unopened medicine for blessings and to learn how to use this practice with healing substances.








Venerable Khenpo Jigme

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 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.

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.