Christiana Polites received her Bachelor of Arts in the Comparative Study of Religion at Harvard University and has been immersed in Eastern spiritual traditions for over twenty years. She is a dedicated practitioner of the Yuthok Nyingthig, the unique Vajrayana Buddhist spiritual healing tradition of Tibetan Medicine as received from her teacher Dr Nida Chenagtsang. She has studied both Tibetan and Chinese Daoist healing arts and received a Masters in Acupuncture from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She has traveled extensively around the world, seeking out authentic living lineages in both the healing and spiritual sciences. Christiana is co-founder (with Dr. Nida) and executive director of Pure Land Farms: Center for Tibetan Medicine, Meditation & Rejuvenation in Topanga (Los Angeles) CA, and Sky Press: Publishing house for books on Tibetan Medicine and Buddhism. She teaches courses on Tibetan medicine, meditation, rejuvenation, and yoga and guides retreats in the Yuthok Nyingthig tradition at Pure Land Farms and internationally.
“Really enjoyed my time at Menla. It’s amazingly peaceful and quiet, the people are incredibly nice and approachable, the humility of the Dalai Lama permeates throughout the place. The accommodations are nice and the food is great.”
“Beautiful setting, Beautiful facility, and the most beautiful people.”
“I honestly can’t say enough good things about this space, the land, the facilities, the staff, the stewards, their events. I will never forget this place and hope to come back. Forever grateful for such beautiful blessings!”