guided group meditation: July 30 session
Jul
30
7:30 PM19:30

guided group meditation: July 30 session

Join us for guided meditation! Group practice is a great vehicle of cultivating our own qualities, as well as community. Together we will explore a variety of meditation techniques, varying from week to week. We will focus on cultivating a calm baseline through shamatha and visualization practices related to Tibetan medicine. These techniques aim to cultivate the qualities of peace, stability and clarity that are inherent in the mind but get covered over by the chaos of daily modern life. Sessions will open with cultivating motivation, followed by a main practice, and closed with the dedication of merit. Time for open Q&A and conversation about the relationship between Buddhism and Tibetan medicine will be included.

Suggested donation $15 each session to help cover costs of space rental

Held at Balance Arts Center, 151 W 30th St, 3rd Fl NYC

Bios: Dr. Jinpa began his studies in 1996 as a monk at Mura Samtem Chökur Ling, a Nyingma monastery in Machu, Amdo, Tibet. Under the guidance of his monastery’s khenpo Jinpa received a rigorous education in Buddhist philosophy and contemplative practice. This included ngondro accumulations, group retreat, and extensive training in the Longchen Nyingthik teachings. In 2005, Jinpa left Tibet for India, where he studied Traditional Tibetan Medicine. Living in Dharamsala, he attended many teachings and empowerments given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, his root guru. He and his wife Lilly moved to the US in 2016, where he now offers consultations, teaches workshops, and leads meditation. For herbal consultations, he can be seen at Menla Mountain Retreat in the Catskills or by private arrangement. He is dedicated to the preservation and flourishing of Tibetan Buddhism and Medicine in the West.


Lilly Atlihan began studying Buddhism at 16 in 2004, and Tibetan language at the University of Virginia in 2011. She continued on that same year to Naropa University and the Tsadra Research Library. She then moved to India, to study in immersion for three years at Esukhia language school and with private tutors in Dharamsala. She has done several long retreats and is a dedicated student of her lamas, who include His Holiness Dalai Lama, Chamtrul Rinpoche, Lama Jigme Rinpoche, Lama Wangdu, and Allan Wallace. She has translated for Lama Jigme Rinpoche, Lama Tsering Drakpa and others. She began working with Jinpa in 2014, offering both linguistic and cultural translation to patients, and is deeply committed to their shared paths of practice in Dharma and Tibetan Medicine.



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guided group meditation: July 23 session
Jul
23
7:30 PM19:30

guided group meditation: July 23 session

Join us for guided meditation! Group practice is a great vehicle of cultivating our own qualities, as well as community. Together we will explore a variety of meditation techniques, varying from week to week. We will focus on cultivating a calm baseline through shamatha and visualization practices related to Tibetan medicine. These techniques aim to cultivate the qualities of peace, stability and clarity that are inherent in the mind but get covered over by the chaos of daily modern life. Sessions will open with cultivating motivation, followed by a main practice, and closed with the dedication of merit. Time for open Q&A and conversation about the relationship between Buddhism and Tibetan medicine will be included.

Suggested donation $15 each session to help cover costs of space rental

Held at Balance Arts Center, 151 W 30th St, 3rd Fl NYC

Bios: Dr. Jinpa began his studies in 1996 as a monk at Mura Samtem Chökur Ling, a Nyingma monastery in Machu, Amdo, Tibet. Under the guidance of his monastery’s khenpo Jinpa received a rigorous education in Buddhist philosophy and contemplative practice. This included ngondro accumulations, group retreat, and extensive training in the Longchen Nyingthik teachings. In 2005, Jinpa left Tibet for India, where he studied Traditional Tibetan Medicine. Living in Dharamsala, he attended many teachings and empowerments given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, his root guru. He and his wife Lilly moved to the US in 2016, where he now offers consultations, teaches workshops, and leads meditation. For herbal consultations, he can be seen at Menla Mountain Retreat in the Catskills or by private arrangement. He is dedicated to the preservation and flourishing of Tibetan Buddhism and Medicine in the West.


Lilly Atlihan began studying Buddhism at 16 in 2004, and Tibetan language at the University of Virginia in 2011. She continued on that same year to Naropa University and the Tsadra Research Library. She then moved to India, to study in immersion for three years at Esukhia language school and with private tutors in Dharamsala. She has done several long retreats and is a dedicated student of her lamas, who include His Holiness Dalai Lama, Chamtrul Rinpoche, Lama Jigme Rinpoche, Lama Wangdu, and Allan Wallace. She has translated for Lama Jigme Rinpoche, Lama Tsering Drakpa and others. She began working with Jinpa in 2014, offering both linguistic and cultural translation to patients, and is deeply committed to their shared paths of practice in Dharma and Tibetan Medicine.



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guided group meditation: July 16 session
Jul
16
7:30 PM19:30

guided group meditation: July 16 session

Join us for guided meditation! Group practice is a great vehicle of cultivating our own qualities, as well as community. Together we will explore a variety of meditation techniques, varying from week to week. We will focus on cultivating a calm baseline through shamatha and visualization practices related to Tibetan medicine. These techniques aim to cultivate the qualities of peace, stability and clarity that are inherent in the mind but get covered over by the chaos of daily modern life. Sessions will open with cultivating motivation, followed by a main practice, and closed with the dedication of merit. Time for open Q&A and conversation about the relationship between Buddhism and Tibetan medicine will be included.

Suggested donation $15 each session to help cover costs of space rental

Held at Balance Arts Center, 151 W 30th St, 3rd Fl NYC

Bios: Dr. Jinpa began his studies in 1996 as a monk at Mura Samtem Chökur Ling, a Nyingma monastery in Machu, Amdo, Tibet. Under the guidance of his monastery’s khenpo Jinpa received a rigorous education in Buddhist philosophy and contemplative practice. This included ngondro accumulations, group retreat, and extensive training in the Longchen Nyingthik teachings. In 2005, Jinpa left Tibet for India, where he studied Traditional Tibetan Medicine. Living in Dharamsala, he attended many teachings and empowerments given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, his root guru. He and his wife Lilly moved to the US in 2016, where he now offers consultations, teaches workshops, and leads meditation. For herbal consultations, he can be seen at Menla Mountain Retreat in the Catskills or by private arrangement. He is dedicated to the preservation and flourishing of Tibetan Buddhism and Medicine in the West.


Lilly Atlihan began studying Buddhism at 16 in 2004, and Tibetan language at the University of Virginia in 2011. She continued on that same year to Naropa University and the Tsadra Research Library. She then moved to India, to study in immersion for three years at Esukhia language school and with private tutors in Dharamsala. She has done several long retreats and is a dedicated student of her lamas, who include His Holiness Dalai Lama, Chamtrul Rinpoche, Lama Jigme Rinpoche, Lama Wangdu, and Allan Wallace. She has translated for Lama Jigme Rinpoche, Lama Tsering Drakpa and others. She began working with Jinpa in 2014, offering both linguistic and cultural translation to patients, and is deeply committed to their shared paths of practice in Dharma and Tibetan Medicine.



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ATI YOGA MEDITATION with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang
May
20
10:00 AM10:00

ATI YOGA MEDITATION with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang

Ati Yoga Meditation with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang
125.00

Monday, May 20, 2019: 10am-6:00pm

Class held at Balance Arts Center, 151 W 30TH ST, 3RD FL, NEW YORK, NY 10001

Join Dr. Nida Chenagtsang for a daylong teaching and guided practice of Ati Yoga—ancient proven techniques that reveal the present fresh awareness that is free from all confusion and beyond the 'hardness' of dualistic thinking, directly experiencing one’s luminous and vast mind. This day of contemplation and explication are accessible and of benefit to both beginning and advanced meditators of any lineage. Traditionally, Ati Yoga teachings are given orally by the teacher and then contemplated again and again by the student. Dr. Nida has given us excellent written instruction in his SKY Press books about Ati Yoga, the more traditional Mirror of Light, and the pithy and poetic practice guide 'Weapon of Light' (also available in audio with both Tibetan chanted verses and English spoken text)  and this teaching offers you the chance to be guided in person by Dr. Nida, ask him questions about your personal practice, and immerse yourself in a day devoted to practice. To support your practice and supplement this teaching, we will have books on hand for purchase or you may order in advance from SKY Press at http://www.skypressbooks.com/shop

As always, we are committed to accessibility in every way. This classroom facility has an elevator and a variety of seating options. We work to offer affordable fees to everyone, but if financial accessibility remains an obstacle to you, please email Sarah at sorigkhangnewyork@gmail.com to discuss. There is at least one full work scholarship available for someone who can arrive at 9:15am and stay until 6:30pm to assist in set-up and knock-down of the classroom.

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FOOD AS MEDICINE Traditional Tibetan Medicine in Everyday Life
Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

FOOD AS MEDICINE Traditional Tibetan Medicine in Everyday Life

Join us for a half-day workshop on using food as medicine in Tibetan Medicine. This workshop will lay the foundation you need to begin integrating dietary wisdom from one of the world’s oldest, deepest healing traditions into your everyday life.

We will discuss the potencies of common foods and spices, with a focus on eating seasonally, to cultivate health and delight through food.

Light refreshments and Tibetan herbal teas will be served.

Taught by Lilly Atlihan and Dr. Palnam Jinpa, aka OSEL Tibetan Medicine, partner-practitioners serving the greater New York area. Sorig Khang New York (under the direction of Dr. Nida Chenagtsang) is delighted to co-host OSEL Tibetan Medicine teachings such as this event, and looks forward to future collaboration presenting various Sorig Khang curriculum. Learn more about Lilly and Dr. Jinpa and schedule private consultations at oseltibetanmedicine.com

As always, if you are experiencing financial hardship or have any other questions about accessibility please contact Sarah at sorigkhangnewyork@gmail.com to discuss how we can help you attend this teaching—scholarships, work trade and other arrangements are available.

Event to be held at Balance Arts Center, 151 W 30th St NYC (between 6th and 7th Avenues

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40.00
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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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