Medicine Buddha: Working with Suffering, Opening to Compassion
Dr. Nashalla Nyinda
December 3–5, 2021
“Working with diagnosis in the Tibetan Medicine model is an art form based on a combination of education, intimacy with the elements, and pure direct perception. Cultivating a deeper level of interaction, employing psychology between doctor and patient creates the best possible outcome in determining the actual disease and circumstances creating imbalance. More profound accuracy of diagnostics requires faith and trust between doctor and patient. This opens a gateway for a pure vision of symptoms and the bodily, mental and/or spiritual aspects involved. The spiritual interchange between doctor and patient plays a much more significant role than immediately considered in the typical western biomedicine model.” Read more here.
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.