Tummo Intro Retreat with Dr. Nida, Dr. James Bae and Robert A.F. Thurman
Stories of cotton-clad monks melting snow while practicing Tummo–or inner fire meditation–first ignited imaginations through the writings of Alexandra David-Néel and Lama Govinda, giving the world a glimpse of unlocking human potential through the study of the wisdom, compassion and yoga practices of Buddhism.
Purifying all negativity and enhancing innate bliss, the Tummo fire practice is one of the Six Yogas in Vajrayana Buddhism and is the foundation of other Tibetan yogic practices, including Karmamudra. Its purpose is to gain complete control over all body functions, resulting in perfect health and the experience of continuous bliss.
Dr. Nida and Robert Thurman explore the inner and outer yoga traditions of Buddhism through the teachings of Yuthok Yonten Gonpo the Younger, the life stories of the Wild-Yogi Ascetics or Mahasiddhas, and the philosophical writings of Atisha, Nagarjuna & Tsongkhapa to provide practical lessons, tools and perspectives to sensitive beings of any time
Dr. Nida’s senior student James Bae leads the practical instruction and Tummo demonstrations*.
Tummo Introduction is given according to the Yuthok Nyingthig tradition, the unique spiritual tradition of Tibetan physicians of which Dr. Nida is a lineage holder, and complemented by traditional Tibetan medical knowledge and Dr. Nida’s personal experience as a doctor, dream yogi, and international Buddhist teacher.
Watch the Online Retreat Zoom Replays:
Thursday, June 11th, Saturday, June 13th & Sunday, June 14th
*Practice recordings are not available as discussed during sessions