Online Course with Dr. Nida & Robert A.F. Thurman
In this online teaching, Dr. Nida transmits the teachings of Mahamudra according to the Yuthog Nyingthig tradition. These teachings will include instructions on the Sutra and Tantra paths of Mahamudra, including the methods of the Four Mudras and Four Yogas.
The Yuthog Nyingthig is a comprehensive set of Tibetan Buddhist practices transmitted by Yuthog Yönten Gönpo the Younger, the great 12th century Tibetan physician and meditation adept who is considered to be an emanation of Medicine Buddha and father of Tibetan Medicine.
The tradition includes concise and essential methods perfectly suited for busy contemporary practitioners that offer both worldly benefits including improved health and longevity for oneself and others, as well as the ultimate benefit of complete spiritual liberation.
The Yuthog Nyingthig is the main spiritual tradition connected with Sowa Rigpa (Tibetan medicine), and it contains many unique methods to heighten the intuitive, diagnostic, and healing capacities of doctors. As well as being the meditation tradition practiced within the lineage of Tibetan medicine, the Yuthog Nyingthig also has been revered by many practitioners interested in healing blessings.
In complementary sessions, Robert Thurman will turn to the teachings of HH the Fourteenth Dalai Lama on Dzogchen and the unexcelled yoga tantras’ creation and perfection stages (skyerim and dzogrim), and how they relate to the Great Seal Mahāmudra teachings of the Yuthog tradition.
Guided Meditation & Yoga Sessions with James Bae & Christiana Polites.
Dr. Nida Chenagtsang
Dr. Nida Chenagtsang is a traditional Tibetan physician and lineage holder of the Yuthog Nyingthig, the unique Vajrayana Buddhist spiritual healing tradition of Tibetan Medicine. He has published several books and articles on Tibetan medicine, meditation, and yoga, and his extensive research and revival of ancient Tibetan healing methods has earned him great acclaim in both East and West.
In addition to his work as a physician, he trains students in Sowa Rigpa and the Yuthog Nyingthig tradition in over forty countries around the world.
Robert Thurman is retired from 50 years of teaching, translating, and writing on Indo-Tibetan Buddhology (the study of enlightenment), and is a student of H. H. Dalai Lama and other Tibetan Lamas, including Dr. Nida as his teacher as well as a colleague.
Translator of a number of books from the Tibetan canons and author, he specializes on the Mādhyamika Centrist philosophical tradition as intertwined with the unexcelled yoga tantra practice tradition from Shakyamuni up to the contemporary Great Fourteenth Dalai Lama.