Yuthok Nyingthig Mahamudra: Path of Liberation of the Self-Arising

December 10 - December 15, 2024

Dr. Nida Chenagtsang

Robert A.F. Thurman

In this special intensive, Dr. Nida transmits the teachings of Mahamudra according to the Yuthok 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 Yuthok 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 Yuthok 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 Yuthok 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 Yuthok tradition.
ScheduleTuesday, December 10
  • 3 - 6 pm Arrival & Check-in
  • 6 - 7 pm Dinner
  • 7:30 - 9 Welcome Program
Wednesday, December 11 - Saturday December 14
  • 7 - 8 am Early Morning Program
  • 8 - 9 am Breakfast
  • 9:30 am - 12 pm Morning Program
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
  • 1:30 - 4 Free Time for Relaxation and Spa
  • 4 - 6 Afternoon Program
  • 6 - 7 Dinner
  • 7:30 - 9 pm Evening Program
Sunday, December 15
  • 7 - 11 am Check-out of Rooms
  • 7 - 8 am Early Morning Program
  • 8 - 9 am Breakfast
  • 9:30 am - 12 pm Morning Program
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch & Departure
*Please note that the schedule is subject to change at any time. 


Dr. Nida Chenagtsang

Born in Amdo, in North Eastern Tibet Dr. Nida began his early studies Sowa Rigpa (Traditional Tibetan Medicine) at the local Tibetan Medicine hospital. Later he was awarded scholarship to enter the Lhasa Tibetan Medical University, where he completed his medical education in 1996...

Robert A.F. Thurman

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. A world-wide lecturer on Tibetan Buddhism, activist for the plight of the Tibetan people, translator of Buddhis...



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