Tibetan Dream Yoga Retreat
With Dr. Nida Chenagtsang and Robert AF Thurman
October 10 - 14, 2018
This retreat opens the door to the profound world of dreaming from the perspective of Tibetan medical and spiritual practice, guiding us on a deep journey to the inner self. Combining theoretical instruction with practical meditation sessions, Dr Nida will share powerful methods to access hidden knowledge about ourselves; to analyze and interpret dream language and symbols; to diagnose illness; and to transform obstacles and heal ourselves by resolving subtle emotional and psychological blockages. Robert Thurman will share his vast knowledge of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and practical teachings, with a focus on dream yoga traditions. Ultimately this practice teaches us how to ‘wake up’ from the illusion which is the root cause of our suffering.
This special Dream Yoga teaching will be given according to the Yuthok Nyingthig tradition, the unique spiritual tradition of Tibetan physicians of which Dr. Nida is a lineage holder, and complemented by traditional Tibetan medical knowledge and Dr. Nida’s personal experience as a doctor, dream yogi, and international Buddhist teacher. The Yuthok Nyingthig , or ‘Heart Essence of Yuthok’, was composed by Yuthok the Younger, Tibet’s great 12th century physician and meditation adept, considered to be an emanation of Medicine Buddha who also compiled Tibet’s root medical texts, the Four Tantras. It is a complete cycle of Vajrayana Buddhist practice, beginning with the preliminary practices (Tib. “ngöndro”) and progressing through the development and completion stage practices to the highest practices of Mahamudra and Dzogchen. The tradition is characterized by its concise and simple methods perfectly suited for busy and modern people, which bring about both worldly benefits, including improved health and longevity, as well as the ultimate benefit of complete spiritual liberation. The Yuthok Nyingthig is the main spiritual practice of Tibetan physicians, and it contains many unique techniques to heighten the intuition and healing capacities of the doctor.
Dr. Nida Chenagtsang was born in Amdo, in Eastern Tibet. Interested in the traditional healing science of his people, he began his early medical studies at the local Tibetan Medicine hospital. Later he gained scholarship entry to Lhasa Tibetan Medical University, where he completed his medical education in 1996. Dr. Nida completed his practical training at the Tibetan Medicine hospitals in Lhasa and Lhoka. Dr. Nida has published many articles and books on Sowa Rigpa (Traditional Tibetan Medicine). He has extensively researched ancient Tibetan healing methods, and has gained high acclaim in the East and West for his revival of traditional…
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Robert Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University as well as co-founder and President of Tibet House US and it’s Menla Retreat & Spa in service of HH Dalai Lama & the people of Tibet. A close friend of the Dalai Lama’s for over 50 years, he is a leading world-wide lecturer on Tibetan Buddhism, passionate activist for the plight of the Tibetan people, skilled translator of Buddhist texts, and inspiring writer of popular Buddhist books. His most recent book is the 300 page graphic novel, Man of Peace: the Illustrated Life Story of the Dalai Lama of…
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