Sowa Rigpa: The Foundations (Part Three)

50 Hours with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang & Dr. Caroline Van Damme

This is a replay of a live course that took place between January and March 2021


The third in our series of Year One Foundations of Sowa Rigpa courses covers the topics of Sowa Rigpa Diet & Lifestyle and Sowa Rigpa Psychology.


Course consists of 20 2.5-hour video recordings with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang and Dr. Caroline Van Damme


PRE-REQUISITES 
(Must be completed prior to taking this course)

Sowa Rigpa: The Foundations Part One AND Part Two (or equivalent)


Contact info@sowarigpainstitute.org with questions regarding equivalencies.

Pricing options

  • $375.00

    One-time payment

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  • 3 x $125.00

    Three Month Payment Plan

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Course curriculum

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  • 1

    GETTING STARTED

    • COURSE OVERVIEW

    • Navigating this Online Learning Platform (PDF)

    • Navigating this Online Learning Platform (Video)

    • Course Community

  • 2

    LIBRARY

    • Daily Medicine Buddha and Yuthok Prayers

    • Introduction/ Topics Covered in this Course

    • Course Text: Lifestyle Module

    • Lecture Terminology and Notes

    • ROOT TANTRA LIFESTYLE: CHAPTERS 13, 14 + 15 - MenTseeKhang translation - FOR REFERENCE ONLY!

    • SLIDES BY SOWA RIGPA INSTITUTE

    • Four Tantras Tree

  • 3

    MODULE ONE: SOWA RIGPA LIFESTYLE

    • 1.1 | Introduction to Lifestyle

    • 1.2 | Routine Lifestyle

    • 1.3 | Seasonal & Temporary Lifestyle

    • 1.4 | Routine & Social Lifestyle

    • HOMEWORK #1: Research Write-up on Lifestyle (The Explanatory Tantra, Chapters 13 -15)

    • 1.5 | Lifestyle Summary

    • HOMEWORK #2: Advice on Social Lifestyle (The Explanatory Tantra, Chapter 13)

  • 4

    MODULE TWO: SOWA RIGPA DIET

    • 2.1 | Taste & Post-Digestive Taste

    • EXERCISE: THE 6 TASTES AND THE FOODS YOU EAT

    • 2.2 | Diet & Nutrition

    • 2.3 | Diet & Nutrition (Continued)

    • 2.4 | Dietary Restrictions

    • 2.5 | Summary & Presentations

    • DIET RESEARCH PROJECT DESCRIPTION (Due at the end of course)

    • OPEN BOOK QUIZ COVERING MATERIALS FROM MODULES ONE AND TWO

  • 5

    MODULE THREE: SOWA RIGPA PSYCHOLOGY

    • 3.1 | Attachment & Trauma

    • 3.2 | Anxiety Disorders

    • 3.3 | Mood Disorders

    • 3.4 | Psychosis & Possession

    • 3.5 | Addiction

    • 3.6 | Personality Problems

    • 3.7 | Family & Community

    • 3.8 | Dharma & Mental Balance

  • 6

    REVIEW AND CONCLUSION

    • 4.1 | Conclusion: Sowa Rigpa Psychology

    • 4.2 | Conclusion

    • OPEN BOOK QUIZ COVERING MATERIAL FROM MODULE THREE

    • DIET RESEARCH FINAL PROJECT: UPLOAD

  • 7

    Congratulations!

    • How to receive your certificate of completion

Instructor

Dr. Nida Chenagtsang

Dr. Nida Chenagtsang is a traditional Tibetan physician and lineage holder of the Yuthok Nyingthig, the unique Vajrayana Buddhist spiritual healing tradition of Tibetan Medicine. Born in Amdo, in North Eastern Tibet, he began his early medical studies at the local Tibetan Medicine hospital and later was awarded scholarship to enter the Lhasa Tibetan Medical University where he completed his medical education in 1996, with practical training at the Tibetan Medicine hospitals in Lhasa and Lhoka. Dr. Nida has published several books and articles on Tibetan medicine, meditation, and yoga, and his extensive research and revival of ancient Tibetan healing methods has earned him great acclaim in both East and West. Founder of the Sowa Rigpa Institute, Dr. Nida trains students in Sowa Rigpa and the Yuthok Nyingthig in over forty countries internationally.

Caroline Van Damme

Caroline Van Damme is an adult psychiatrist and family and systemic psychotherapist. In 1995, she started to study neuroscience at Brandeis University, USA, where she discovered a passion for the human mind and its relationship to the brain. She transferred to the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium to get a medical degree. She became a psychiatrist in 2008. Since then, she has been working at the “Brussels Night Hospital”, specialized in the psychosocial rehabilitation for patients suffering from chronic psychotic disorders. She shares the vision that human beings should be regarded in all their dimensions (biological, psychosocial, spiritual and ecological), rather than a purely medical dimension. In her continuous quest to better understand mental illness and the human mind in general, she met Dr Nida Chenagstang in 2019, and became very inspired by his teachings in Sowa Rigpa but in the Yuthok Nyingtik as well and decided learn those with him. She hopes to be able to include traditional, nature-based and spiritual knowledge on mental health in a modern-day medical practice.