Meditation as Medicine

  • Teacher: Dr. Nida Chenagtsang
  • Open to all
  • May 17 - 19 2024
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This teaching is being livestreamed from Pure Land Farms in Topanga, California. If you would like to attend the program in person, please visit to register (limited space).

PRICE: $150
Includes four teachings live on Zoom, video recordings of the teachings, and a digital copy of Dr. Nida's new book, "Meditation as Medicine"
  • Approximately 10 hours of teachings
The beauty of Tantric Buddhism is its diversity of process—there are many types of practice. But that means it is easy to feel lost—which practice is best for you? Dr. Nida’s new book, Meditation as Medicine explores Yuthok’s two treasures—Sowa Rigpa and the Yuthok Nyingthig—to help you find your spiritual match.

Sowa Rigpa diagnosis and treatment revolves around elemental type, similar to Ayurveda. The Yuthok Nyingthig offers practices that are well suited for each type—wind, fire, and earth/water.

  • Learn if you are a wind, fire, or earth/water type.
  • Learn diet and lifestyle modifications for each type.
  • Learn how each type can approach Ngöndro, the preliminary practice, for personalized healing.
  • Learn which Guru Yoga is a good fit for each type.
  • Learn which meditation methods are most beneficial for each type focusing what it means to nourish, detox, or fast — spiritually and psychologically.

When Yuthok composed his teachings in the 12th century he predicted that future students would be busy and lack the time and resources to do long and elaborate practices and retreats like practitioners of the past. We are those students. Dr. Nida's book teaches us how to make the most of our precious time and effort on the spiritual path.

It serves as an introduction to Tantric Buddhism and the Yuthok Nyingthig as well as to Sowa Rigpa and offers a unique presentation of the interconnectedness of healing and spirituality.


Friday May 17th
7 - 9pm
Saturday May 18th
9:30am - 12pm
3:30pm - 6pm
Sunday May 19th
9:30am - 12pm


Los Angeles/ Pacific

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All teachings are recorded and will be available for reviewing for one year.

Video recordings are view only and not downloadable


This teaching is suitable for both new and experience practitioners.

Dr. Nida Chenagtsang

Born in Amdo, in Northeastern Tibet, Dr. Nida began his early studies of Sowa Rigpa at the local Tibetan medical hospital. Later, he was awarded a scholarship to enter the Lhasa Mentseekhang or Tibetan Medical University, where he completed his degree in 1996, with practical training at the Tibetan Medicine hospitals in Lhasa and Lhoka.Alongside his medical education, Dr. Nida trained in Vajrayana with teachers from every school of Tibetan Buddhism. In particular, he trained in the Longchen Nyingthig tradition of the Nyingma school with his root guru Ani Ngawang Gyaltsen and in the Dudjom Tersar tradition with Chönyi Rinpoche and Semo Dechen Yudrön. He received complete instruction in the Yuthok Nyingthig lineage, the unique spiritual tradition of Tibetan Medicine, from his teachers Khenpo Tsultrim Gyaltsen and Khenchen Troru Tsenam, and was requested to continue the Yuthok Nyingthig lineage by Jamyang Rinpoche of the Rebkong ngakpa and ngakma community.A well-known poet in his youth, Dr. Nida later published many articles and books on Sowa Rigpa and the Yuthok Nyingthig tradition in Tibetan and English, which have been translated into several languages. He has extensively researched ancient Tibetan healing methods, and has gained acclaim in East and West for his revival of little-known Tibetan external therapies.