Training in Medicine Buddha's Anuttarayogatantra

with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang

This is a replay of a live 100-day online training that took place 
from September - December, 2020


The Yuthok Nyingthig, the ‘Heart Essence of Yuthok’ is a unique and comprehensive set of Tibetan Buddhist practices transmitted by Yuthok Yönten Gönpo the Younger, the great 12th century Tibetan physician and meditation adept who is considered to be an emanation of Medicine Buddha. It is a complete system of practice from the Anuttarayogatantra (Highest Yoga Tantra) class of teachings, beginning with Ngöndro (the preliminaries) and progressing through Kyerim and Dzogrim (Creation and Completion Stage practices) to the highest practices of Mahamudra and Dzogchen.

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. It is the only complete cycle of Vajrayana teachings in which Medicine Buddha is the primary yidam (personal meditative deity).


"If your compassion is great, then whatever you do will become dharma." - Yuthok Yönten Gönpo




THE COURSE

Yuthok's Heart Teachings offers a very rare opportunity to receive a complete overview of this unique lineage, with in-depth teachings, transmissions, and direct step-by-step guidance through each of the practices taught, by lineage-holder Dr. Nida Chenagtsang

Yuthok's Heart Teachings consists of recordings of 30 two-hour live online teachings with Dr. Nida plus 30 more sessions consisting of guided meditations of every practice taught led by Dönla Tsering, Christiana Polites, and Dr. Ben Joffe, and additional question and answer sessions with Dr. Nida.

Included in this comprehensive course are all Yuthok Nyingthig digital practice manuals, supplementary audio and video files, visualization images, and additional prayers, new translations, practice guides, and course notes with key terminology related to the teachings. 

To view the complete program, please expand the course curriculum below.

COURSE CONTENT IS AVAILABLE FOR ONE YEAR

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(Recorded Version of Course)

Course curriculum

  • 1

    GETTING STARTED

  • 2

    COURSE LIBRARY/ PRACTICE SUPPORTS

    • Yuthok Nyingthig Practice Texts

    • Recommended Reading

    • Prayers and Supplementary Translations

    • Practice/ Visualization Images

    • Supplementary Audio Files & Chants

    • Supplementary Video Files

    • Additional Practice Supports (PDFs and Images)

  • 3

    PART ONE: THE FOUNDATIONS

    • 1.1 | Introduction to Buddhism

    • 1.2 | Introduction to Tantra

    • 1.3 | Group Discussion + Q&A: Connecting with Yuthok Nyingthig Lineage

    • 1.4 | Practice Session: Breathing & Preliminary Prayers; Eliminating Obstacle Practice

    • 1.5 | Introduction to the Yuthok Nyingthig Path & Common Ngöndro

    • 1.6 | Four Noble Truths

    • 1.7 | Group Discussion - Common Ngöndro: Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind to the Dharma

    • 1.8 | Practice Session: Breathing; Prayer to Yuthok; Eliminating Obstacles

    • 1.9 | Uncommon Ngöndro

    • 1.10 | Uncommon Ngöndro

    • 1.11 | Group Discussion: Uncommon Ngöndro

    • 1.12 | Practice Session: Uncommon Ngöndro

  • 4

    PART TWO: CREATION STAGE (KYERIM)

    • 2.1 | Introduction to Kyerim (Creation Stage)

    • 2.2 | Essential Empowerment of the Yuthok Nyingthig

    • 2.3 | Practice Session: Uncommon Ngöndro

    • 2.4 | Practice Session: Uncommon Ngöndro

    • 2.5 | Introduction to Guru Yoga

    • 2.6 | Outer Guru Yoga

    • 2.7 | Practice Session: Outer Guru Yoga

    • 2.8 | Practice Session: Outer Guru Yoga

    • 2.9 | Inner Guru Yoga

    • 2.10 | Secret Guru Yoga

    • 2.11 | Practice Session: Inner Guru Yoga & Explanation

    • 2.12 | Q&A: Secret Guru Yoga & Shanglon

    • 2.13 | Concise Guru Yoga

    • 2.14 | Swift Dakini Practice

    • 2.15 | Practice Session: Secret & Concise Guru Yogas

    • 2.16 | Practice Session: Swift Dakini Practice

  • 5

    PART THREE: COMPLETION STAGE (DZOGRIM)

    • 3.1 | Introduction to Dzogrim (Completion Stage)

    • 3.2 | Tummo Yoga

    • 3.3 | Practice Session: Tummo Yoga

    • 3.4 | Practice Session: Tummo Yoga

    • 3.5 | Tummo Yoga

    • 3.6 | Illusory Body Yoga

    • 3.7 | Q&A

    • 3.8 | Practice Session: Illusory Body Yoga

    • 3.9 | Dream Yoga

    • 3.10 | Dream Yoga

    • 3.11 | Q&A

    • 3.12 | Practice Session: Dream Yoga

    • 3.13 | Clear Light Yoga

    • 3.14 | Phowa Yoga

    • 3.15 | Shanglon Protector Practices

    • 3.16 | Practice Session: Phowa Yoga

    • 3.17 | Bardo Yoga

    • 3.18 | Bardo Yoga

    • 3.19 | Practice Session: Phowa Yoga

    • 3.20 | Practice Session: Bardo Yoga

  • 6

    PART FOUR: TWO MUDRAS & GREAT PERFECTION (DZOGCHEN)

    • 4.1 | Mahamudra

    • 4.2 | Mahamudra

    • 4.3 | Practice Session: Mahamudra (Mind in Stillness)

    • 4.4 | Practice Session: Mahamudra (Mind in Motion)

    • 4.5 | Karmamudra

    • 4.6 | Karmamudra

    • 4.7 | Q&A: Karmamudra

    • 4.8 | Practice Session: Karmamudra

    • 4.9 | Ati Yoga/ Dzogchen

    • 4.10 | Ati Yoga

    • 4.11 | Q&A + Closing Advice from Dr Nida

    • 4.12 | Practice Session: Closing Ganapuja

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.