Nejang (Tib. གནས་སྦྱངས་): the 24 exercises, with Christiana Polites
Dec
22
10:00 AM10:00

Nejang (Tib. གནས་སྦྱངས་): the 24 exercises, with Christiana Polites

at Balance Arts Center, 34 West 28th Street, between 6th Avenue and Broadway

Nejang (Tib. གནས་སྦྱངས་) is a Tibetan healing yoga practice that literally means ‘cleaning the energy sites of the body.’ It consists of simple breath work, gentle physical exercises, and self-massage designed to improve the function of the sense organs and inner organs, balance the internal energy, open the channels, and relax the mind. It has roots in the Tibetan Buddhist Kalachakra tradition and has been prescribed to patients by Tibetan physicians for centuries. In this course, we will discuss the fundamentals of Tibetan Medicine, including the channels and energies of the subtle body, and explore the key points of posture and breath used in Nejang. We will then practice the 24 Nejang exercises and explore their therapeutic and diagnostic indications.

Nejang is gentle and scalably-accessible to different levels of physical ability (there will be chairs in the classroom). Pure Land Farms director and SKY Press editor in chief Christiana Polites is an expert teacher and retreat leader who will guide us through practice and discuss applications for our personal health and happiness.

As always, if you are experiencing financial hardship or have any other potential obstacles to accessibility please contact Sarah at sorigkhangnewyork@gmail.com to discuss how we can help you attend this teaching.


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An illuminating conversation: Ben Joffe and Christiana Polites discuss Dr. Nida Chenagtsang's Karmamudra: The Yoga of Bliss
Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

An illuminating conversation: Ben Joffe and Christiana Polites discuss Dr. Nida Chenagtsang's Karmamudra: The Yoga of Bliss

at Balance Arts Center, 34 West 28th Street, between 6th Avenue and Broadway

Anthropologist, editor, and translator Ben Joffe and SKY Press editor-in-chief Christiana Polites will discuss the recently published, groundbreaking book Karmamudra: The Yoga of Bliss by Tibetan doctor and tantric yogi Dr. Nida Chenagtsang.


Ben and Christiana will offer historical and cultural context for the role of sexual yoga in Tibetan tantric Buddhist traditions and outline how Tibetan sexual yoga differs from neo-tantric practices. Discussing Dr Nida’s motivations for publishing his book, they will explain how it seeks to respond to patterns of sexual abuse taking place in both Buddhist communities and society at large. Expert nejang instructor and retreat leader Christiana will also guide attendees in a simple breathing meditation from the book (see also separate full-day nejang workshop on Saturday, December 22).

Dr. Nida has said, “I am really happy that this book has already been able to benefit so many people in these very confused modern times and I sincerely hope that it will continue to do so in the coming times. My wish is that this book can stimulate open and honest discussion about Karmamudra practice in many different circles.”


This is not a formal teaching; it is a scholarly elucidation and discussion, with a guided meditation drawn from the Yuthok Nyingtik lineage. It is open to everyone, and there will be ample time for Q&A!

$5 suggested donation

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Yuthok Nyingthig Long Life Empowerment and ‘La’ Hooking with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang
Oct
16
10:00 AM10:00

Yuthok Nyingthig Long Life Empowerment and ‘La’ Hooking with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang

Yuthok Nyingthig Long Life Empowerment and ‘La’ Hooking with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang

Tuesday, October 16: 10am-6pm, with lunch break

$150 (reduced fees available for low-income + special needs)

La (Tib: བླ) is our subtle life force, the pure energy of the five elements that circulates within the body according to the lunar cycle. The la energyclosely connected with our consciousness protects and nourishes both the physical body and the mind.  La can be compromised due to chronic illness, stress, physical or emotional trauma, or aggressive medical treatments. Traditionally it is said that our la energy can also be 'stolen' by negative influences from the outside. Signs of loss of la energy include lack of strength and stability in the physical body, chronic fatigue, anxiety and depression, and a mind that is full of confusion and doubts. 

In this one day rare teaching Dr Nida will explain la energy from both a medical and spiritual perspective. He will then confer the long life empowerment from the Yuthok Nyingthig tradition and 'hook' back the lost la from the ten directions and return it to one's own body in order to restore physical health and vitality, happiness and clarity. 

This is an excellent course for Vajrayana Buddhist practitioners of any lineage, or for anyone simply seeking greater health of body, energy, and mind. It is also a highly practical teaching for healthcare practitioners who are seeking a deeper understanding of the subtle causes of imbalance in their patients.

For more information, contact Sarah Falkner:
sorigkhangnewyork@gmail.com - 347.436.6725

Registration is through Sorig Khang New York, and event held at Tibet House US. 

Tibet House US
22 West 15th Street
(between 5th & 6th Avenues)
New York, New York 10011
An important institution we are grateful to be able to present in, Tibet House is also wheelchair accessible and near to many public transportation options--learn more here:
https://tibethouse.us/visit-us/visitor-info/

There are no pre-requisites to attend this course and receive the empowerment! However in order to perform this la hooking practice on behalf of others, it is required to complete one seven day Yuthok Nyingthig ngöndro preliminary practice retreat and one seven day Guru Yoga retreat either alone or in a group. Group retreats are offered regularly at our West Coast Sorig center, Pure Land Farms, please visit www.purelandfarms.org for information.  A retreat may also be completed alone, please inquire about receiving instructions and advice from a qualified Sorig Khang retreat leader.

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Karmamudra: Yoga of Bliss book talk with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang
Oct
15
6:30 PM18:30

Karmamudra: Yoga of Bliss book talk with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang

Event will be free of charge, with books available for purchase onsite.

please register to reserve a spot:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/karmamudra-yoga-of-bliss-public-talk-and-book-signing-with-dr-nida-chenagtsang-tickets-50361320064

Event hosted at Here Now, 132 Perry Street 2B NYC (the former Latse Library space)

The 'Yoga of Bliss' refers to the ancient Buddhist practice of sexual yoga, known as Karmamudra, which uses specific techniques to transform the raw energy of ordinary pleasure, worldly desire, and orgasm into a path of liberation from suffering in our cyclic existence. This practice has been an essential part of the Tibetan religious tradition since the arrival of Buddhism in Tibet. Aiming to inform and empower, this groundbreaking book clears away common misconceptions and offers vital context and instructions through which beginner and advanced students of any gender or sexual orientation can learn to engage with typically destructive and distracting emotions in a skillful and healthy way. 

Dr. Nida Chenagtsang was born in Amdo, in Eastern Tibet, and trained in the Tibetan Medicine at the Lhasa Tibetan Medical University. He is Co-Founder and Medical Director of Sorig Khang International (formerly the International Academy for Traditional Tibetan Medicine) and Co-Founder of the International Ngakmang Institute, established to preserve and maintain the Rebkong Ngakpa yogic culture within modern Tibetan society. Dr. Nida has published many articles and books on Sowa Rigpa (Traditional Tibetan Medicine). He has extensively researched ancient Tibetan healing methods, and has earned high acclaim in the East and West for his revival of traditional Tibetan external healing therapies. Dr. Nida trains students in Sowa Rigpa and the Yuthok Nyingthig spiritual tradition in over 40 countries around the world.

www.sorig.net

www.skypressbooks.com

www.sorigkhangnewyork.org

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Introduction to Yuthok Nyingthig - Path to Rainbow Body
Apr
30
6:30 PM18:30

Introduction to Yuthok Nyingthig - Path to Rainbow Body

Join Drukmo Gyal Dakini for an introduction to the Yuthok Nyingthig, a series of Traditional Tibetan Medicine spiritual practices dating back to the 12th century but especially suited for contemporary times. Drukmo, born into a yogic family in Amdo, Tibet, has trained in both medical and yogic practices. An accomplished teacher and professional musician and mantra healer, Drukmo will illuminate the Yuthok Nyingthig, and guide us in group practice.

You can learn more about the Yuthok Nyingthig here

 

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Mantra and Nejang: Five Flowers
Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

Mantra and Nejang: Five Flowers

Drukmo Gyal Dakini--visiting New York City to teach this workshop during a multi-city tour of the United States--is trained in both the medical and yogic traditions of Tibet. She will teach the basic theory behind Tibetan Mantra Healing, transmit the mantras that treat the inner and sense organs, known in Tibetan Medicine as the ‘five flowers,’ and teach the corresponding breath and movement exercises from a Tibetan system of therapeutic yoga called Nejang. A professional singer who tours the world performing, she will share her healing melodies for us to chant together as a group. 

Mantra healing is the practice of using sound as a healing medium -- the primordial sounds of nature, as well as divine words from the Sanskrit and Tibetan languages. It is a powerful method of bringing balance to various diseases, restoring health, and protecting against future disease for oneself and others. Nejang healing yoga incorporates breath and gentle movement mostly done while seated, and can easily be practiced for self-care.

Drukmo Gyal is from Amdo in the Northeastern part of Tibet; her Yogi family introduced mantra, meditation and yoga to her growing up as family tradition, and with the support of her grandparents and mother Drukmo practiced mantra with both traditional and self-composed melodies. She came to Europe in 2014 to teach for Sorig Khang International and tours the world regularly to teach and perform. You can learn more about her and her albums, and listen to some of her music, at https://www.drukmogyal.com

We hope you can join us for this rare and special event with Drukmo Gyal combining body, energy, and mind through movement, mantra, and meditation. We recommend you wear comfortable clothing--we will have both traditional floor cushions and chairs available.  A limited number of CDs, as well as SKY Press publications, will be available for purchase. If you have further questions, contact Sarah at sorigkhangnewyork@gmail.com or 347.436.6725

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