SKY Press Book Release Party
Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

SKY Press Book Release Party

Join us to celebrate the release of Dr. Nida's long awaited book 'Karmamudra: The Yoga of Bliss, Sexuality in Tibetan Medicine and Buddhism!'

Friday June 8th, 7PM

Circa 33, 3348 SE Belmont St.

Tell the bartender the secret password 'Karmamudra' to be given the four digit passcode to enter the secret speakeasy where our event will be held.

Please RSVP to info@skypressbooks.com

 

 

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Drukmo Gyal Dakini at the Movement Center
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

Drukmo Gyal Dakini at the Movement Center

Drukmo Gyal will guide the evening program at The Movement Center and discuss the theory behind Tibetan Mantra Healing.

The word ‘mantra’ comes from the ancient Sanskrit language. The syllable ‘man’ means ‘mind’, ‘tra’ means ‘protection, rescue’. Mantra Healing is natural cure in tune with the universe’s inherent vibration. Originating from Tibetan, Sanskrit, or the secret Dakini language, mantras can be learned and used by anyone regardless of professional, cultural or religious background.

Join us for this very special evening of chanting with Drukmo Gyal Dakini who shares with us her beautiful healing melodies from the Tibetan medical and yogic tradition. 

Drukmo Gyal Dakini was born in the Northeastern part of Tibet into Tibetan yogi family where mantra, yoga and meditation were introduced at an early age. With support from the local Tibetan yogic community, she began practicing mantras with ancient melodies and started singing publicly in 2008. She moved to Europe in 2014, produced her first album ‘Purification Voice of Tibet’ and began touring in European countries, Russia, Malaysia, and China with local musicians. Her second album ‘Tibetan Mantra Healing’ was released in 2016 and highlights the ancient healing system of Sowa Rigpa, Traditional Tibetan medicine as it was taught to her by Dr Nida Chenagtsang, a direct lineage holder and founder of Sorig Khang International. Drukmo Gyal travels the world, singing, teaching Tibetan Mantra Healing and Kunye Healing massage, and guiding retreats in the Yuthok Nyingthig tradition, the meditation practice of Tibetan physicians.

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Yuthok Nyingthig Outer Guru Yoga Retreat
Oct
28
to Nov 3

Yuthok Nyingthig Outer Guru Yoga Retreat

Urban Retreat Guided by Christiana Polites

Sorig Khang Portland is very happy to be hosting a Yuthok Nyingthig Outer Guru Yoga seven day meditation retreat.

October 28th - November 3rd, 2017

Suggested donation is $350, lunch included

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The Outer Guru Yoga practice, also known as the 'Wish Fulfilling Jewel' is the first of four Guru Yogas in the Yuthok Nyingthig tradition and is a powerful practice for creating a direct link with the blessings of Yuthok in one's own life and practice.

Completion of this retreat also authorizes one to make use of the healing blessings of Yuthok and the four dakinis for the direct benefit of others through visualization healing (this practice, called the 'Yuthok's Healing Activities' is taught separately).

The retreat will be an urban retreat, of similar format to our recent Ngondro retreat led by Drukmo Gyal Dakini with approximately ten hours of practice daily divided into four sessions. Local Portland residents can sleep at their own home, although observing silence and refraining from internet use is encouraged. Very limited accommodation for out of town guests is available at the center, please e-mail for more information.

To attend this retreat, one must have completed a seven day Yuthok Nyingthig ngondro retreat, either alone or in a group, as well as have received the Yuthok Nyingthig empowerment.

Please e-mail info@sorigkhangportland.org with any questions.

"If the supreme teaching of the Guru Sadhana Dharma Cycle of of the Yuthok Nyingthig did not have the blessing of simultaneous practice and accomplishment, then the people of this degenerate age, entangled in worldly desire and weak in determination for long retreats, would not be able to practice.
However, if this, the accomplishment of my life-force itself, is practiced without distraction by a faithful person for seven days, then I vow that I shall reveal well my face to them, and I shall grant them teachings and closely instruct them."
- Yuthok Yönten Gönpo, 12th Century
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Tibetan Sound Healing with Dr. Tenzin Yangdon
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Tibetan Sound Healing with Dr. Tenzin Yangdon

Please join us for this special Sound Healing event with visiting Traditional Tibetan doctor, Dr Tenzin Yangdon, founder of White Tara Tibetan Healing in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr Tenzin, originally from Lhasa, Tibet graduated in 1992 from Men-Tsee-Khang Tibetan Medical College in Dharamsala, India where she studied traditional Tibetan herbalism, acupuncture, and holistic healing modalities. She practiced for many years under Dr. Kunga Gyurme, the personal physician of HH the Dalai Lama. She travels throughout Europe and the United States treating patients and teaching classes on Tibetan Medicine. 

Composed of seven different types of metals, Tibetan singing bowls use the power of sound and vibration to open the energy channels within the body, bringing about deep relaxation and lasting, healing benefits. 

 

Thursday October 26th, 7PM

Location:

Tibet Spirit

3288 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

$10 Suggested Donation

No pre-registration, but space is limited so please arrive early.

 

While Dr. Tenzin is in Portland, she will also be offering private Tibetan Health consultations and healing sessions on Thursday and Friday October 26th and 27th. For more information or to make an appointment, please write to info@sorigkhangportland.org

 

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Yuthok Nyingthig Ganapuja
Sep
28
6:30 PM18:30

Yuthok Nyingthig Ganapuja

Join us this Medicine Buddha today for a Ganapuja feast offering in the Yuthok Nyingthig tradition.

The Yuthok Nyingthig (Tib. གཡུ་ཐོག་སྙིང་ཐིག་) is a complete cycle of Vajrayana Buddhist practice, beginning with the preliminary practices and progressing through the highest spiritual methods.

The Ganapuja (Tib. ཚོགས་མཆོད་ “tsok chöd”) feast offering is a practice of the mindful enjoyment of the sense pleasures that is held regularly on Medicine Buddha Day, the eighth day of the Tibetan lunar month. This practice offers a powerful method for purifying obscurations and accumulating merit, and provides an opportunity for us to gather to share prayers, food, and company. Before the puja, we will do a short Medicine Buddha healing practice, received from Dr. Nida Chenagtsang. This meditation is a simple method for healing self and others. Please bring offerings of food, drink, and/or flowers for the feast.

Practice is held at private residence in inner SE Portland. Please contact us for directions.

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Yuthok Nyingthig Ati Yoga
Jul
13
to Jul 16

Yuthok Nyingthig Ati Yoga

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Urban Retreat with Dr Nida Chenagtsang

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Ati Yoga (Tib: Dzogchen), literally meaning the ‘utmost yoga,’ is the pinnacle of Buddhist Vajrayana practice. It is the most simple, direct, and profound path to reveal the primordial wisdom which is one’s basic nature.

In the Yuthok Nyingthig cycle of spiritual teachings the chapter on Ati Yoga is called ‘The Self-Liberation of Samsara-Nirvana’. It is the secret path for realizing the final rainbow body, the expression of the complete transformation and control over the elements of matter, energy, and mind.

In this second in a series of special Ati Yoga teachings at Sorig Khang Portland, Dr Nida will teach the Ati Yoga preliminary practices and aspects of trekchod, 'Cutting Through Hardness' in the context of a four day non-residential practice-focussed urban retreat.

Teachings will be based on Dr Nida's book, Mirror of Light: A Commentary on Yuthok's Ati Yoga, Volume One and the forthcoming Weapon of Light: Introduction to Ati Yoga Meditation, available from SKY Press

Pre-registration for this course is required. Space is limited.

In order to attend this retreat, one must have completed a seven day Yuthok Nyingthig Ngondro retreat (alone or in a group). Completion of the ngondro practices in a different lineage also fulfills this pre-requisite.

Please e-mail info@sorigkhangportland.org with any questions.

 

Enjoy a sneak preview of Dr Nida's upcoming book, 'Weapon of Light':

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Weapon of Light
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Weapon of Light

Public Talk and Meditation with Dr Nida Chenagtsang

Dr Nida will guide the public program at the Movement Center and introduce Ati Yoga (Tib: Dzogchen) direct meditation instruction for the self-liberation of thoughts and emotions as they arise.

Free of charge, pre-registration not required

Teachings are based on Dr Nida's upcoming book, 'Weapon of Light: Introduction to Ati Yoga Meditation) available from SKY Press and at The Movement Center the night of the event.

Free sneak preview audio download of Weapon of Light available here:

July 13 - 16, Dr Nida will offer four days Ati Yoga urban retreat in Portland. Information and registration for that program can be found here. In order to attend the retreat, one must have completed a seven day Yuthok Nyingthig ngondro retreat or completed the ngondro practices in another lineage. Please e-mail info@sorigkhangportland.org with any questions.

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'The Tibetan Book of Health'
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

'The Tibetan Book of Health'

Public Talk and Book Signing with Dr Nida Chenagtsang

Dr Nida introduces his book 'The Tibetan Book of Health: Sowa Rigpa, the Science of Healing'

Public Talk followed by discussion and Book Signing in Portland, Oregon


Tuesday July 11th, 7 PM
New Renaissance Bookshop
1338 NW 23rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97210
$15 (tickets at www.newrenbooks.com)

Sowa Rigpa (Tib. གསོ་བ་རིག་པ་), the ‘Science of Healing’, is the medical system of Tibet and other Himalayan regions including Bhutan, Nepal, Ladakh, Sikkim, and Mongolia. It is one of the oldest healing traditions in existence, yet it remains fully alive and intact even today. Incorporated elements from the foreign medical systems of India, China, and Ancient Greece it retains its own distinctly Himalayan character, shaped by both Buddhist and pre-Buddhist thought. Sowa Rigpa is a truly holistic system of medicine that approaches the total health of the individual from the perspective of physical body, energy, and mind and has the fourfold aim of preventing illness, curing illness, extending life, and cultivating happiness.
 

More information about 'The Tibetan Book of Health' and Dr Nida's other publications can be found at www.skypressbooks.com

 

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Medicine Buddha Wednesdays
Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

Medicine Buddha Wednesdays

Join us for our weekly community Medicine Buddha Healing practice (now on Wednesdays). From Ju Mipham's Mantra Healing Treatise, this is a simple yet profound practice utilizing the power of mantra and visualization that can be used for healing self and healing others. 

 Please bring photos and names of people you would like to include in our practice.

As part of our weekly meditations, we will include parts of the Yuthok Nyingthig ngondro (preliminary) practices, breathwork, and Tibetan Nejang healing yoga according to the participants' interest.

Please e-mail info@sorigkhangportland.org for exact location in inner SE Portland

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Medicine Buddha Wednesdays
Jun
7
6:30 PM18:30

Medicine Buddha Wednesdays

Join us for our weekly community Medicine Buddha Healing practice (now on Wednesdays). From Ju Mipham's Mantra Healing Treatise, this is a simple yet profound practice utilizing the power of mantra and visualization that can be used for healing self and healing others. 

 Please bring photos and names of people you would like to include in our practice.

As part of our weekly meditations, we will include parts of the Yuthok Nyingthig ngondro (preliminary) practices, breathwork, and Tibetan Nejang healing yoga according to the participants' interest.

Please e-mail info@sorigkhangportland.org for exact location in inner SE Portland

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Introduction to Tibetan Nejang Healing Yoga
Jun
4
1:00 PM13:00

Introduction to Tibetan Nejang Healing Yoga

YOGA CLASS WITH CHRISTIANA POLITES

Nejang (Tib. གནས་སྦྱངས་) is a Tibetan healing yoga practice that literally means ‘cleaning the energy sites of the body.’ It consists of simple breath work, physical exercises, and self-massage designed to improve the function of the sense organs and inner organs, balance the internal energy, open the channels, and relax the mind. It has roots in the Tibetan Buddhist Kalachakra tradition and has been prescribed to patients by Tibetan physicians for centuries.

In this course, we will discuss the fundamentals of Tibetan Medicine, including the channels and energies of the subtle body, and explore the key points of posture and breath used in Nejang. We will then practice several of the 24 Nejang exercises and explore their therapeutic and diagnostic indications.

$30, Registration at New Renaissance Bookshop

Christiana Polites, founder of Yangchenma Healing Arts and SKY Press, is a student of both Traditional Tibetan Medicine and Classical Chinese Medicine and a practitioner of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism. She has trained extensively in the healing and spiritual sciences of Tibet under the guidance of her teacher Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, a doctor and yogi from Amdo, Tibet and founder of Sorig Khang International (formerly the International Academy of Traditional Tibetan Medicine).

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Medicine Buddha Wednesdays
May
24
6:30 PM18:30

Medicine Buddha Wednesdays

Join us for our weekly community Medicine Buddha Healing practice (now on Wednesdays). From Ju Mipham's Mantra Healing Treatise, this is a simple yet profound practice utilizing the power of mantra and visualization that can be used for healing self and healing others. 

 Please bring photos and names of people you would like to include in our practice.

As part of our weekly meditations, we will include parts of the Yuthok Nyingthig ngondro (preliminary) practices, breathwork, and Tibetan Nejang healing yoga according to the participants' interest.

Please e-mail info@sorigkhangportland.org for exact location in inner SE Portland

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Medicine Buddha Wednesdays
May
17
6:30 PM18:30

Medicine Buddha Wednesdays

Join us for our weekly community Medicine Buddha Healing practice (now on Wednesdays). From Ju Mipham's Mantra Healing Treatise, this is a simple yet profound practice utilizing the power of mantra and visualization that can be used for healing self and healing others. 

 Please bring photos and names of people you would like to include in our practice.

As part of our weekly meditations, we will include parts of the Yuthok Nyingthig ngondro (preliminary) practices, breathwork, and Tibetan Nejang healing yoga according to the participants' interest.

Please e-mail info@sorigkhangportland.org for exact location in inner SE Portland

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Medicine Buddha Wednesdays
May
10
6:30 PM18:30

Medicine Buddha Wednesdays

Join us for our weekly community Medicine Buddha Healing practice (now on Wednesdays). From Ju Mipham's Mantra Healing Treatise, this is a simple yet profound practice utilizing the power of mantra and visualization that can be used for healing self and healing others. 

 Please bring photos and names of people you would like to include in our practice.

As part of our weekly meditations, we will include parts of the Yuthok Nyingthig ngondro (preliminary) practices, breathwork, and Tibetan Nejang healing yoga according to the participants' interest.

Please e-mail info@sorigkhangportland.org for exact location in inner SE Portland

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Yuthok Nyingthig Ngondro
May
7
5:00 PM17:00

Yuthok Nyingthig Ngondro

Guided practice with Christiana Polites

Especially for those who are planning to do personal seven day Yuthok ngondro retreat before Dr Nida's upcoming visit this July. Instruction on how to do the practice, prepare for the retreat, and set up Yuthok altar, etc.

Please e-mail info@sorigkhangportland.org for exact address in Inner SE Portland

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Yuthok Nyingthig Ganapuja
May
3
6:30 PM18:30

Yuthok Nyingthig Ganapuja

Medicine Buddha Wednesdays

This week's group practice falls falls on Medicine Buddha Day, the eighth day of the lunar calendar.

The Yuthok Nyingthik (Tib. གཡུ་ཐོག་སྙིང་ཐིག་) is a complete cycle of Vajrayana Buddhist practice, beginning with the preliminary practices and progressing through the highest spiritual methods.

The Ganapuja (Tib. ཚོགས་མཆོད་ “tsok chöd”) feast offering is a practice of the mindful enjoyment of the sense pleasures that is held regularly on Medicine Buddha Day, the eighth day of the Tibetan lunar month. This practice offers a powerful method for purifying obscurations and accumulating merit, and provides an opportunity for us to gather to share prayers, food, and company. Before the puja, we will do a short Medicine Buddha healing practice, received from Dr. Nida Chenagtsang. This meditation is a simple method for healing self and others. Please bring offerings of food, drink, and/or flowers for the feast.

Practice is held at private residence in inner SE Portland. Please contact us for directions.

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Tibetan Mantra Healing with Drukmo Gyal
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Tibetan Mantra Healing with Drukmo Gyal

Drukmo Gyal Dakini was born in the Northeastern part of Tibet into Tibetan yogi family where mantra, yoga, and meditation were introduced at a young age. With support from the local Tibetan yogic community, she began practicing mantras with ancient melodies and started singing publicly in 2008. She moved to Europe in 2014, produced her first album ‘Purification Voice of Tibet’ and began touring in European countries, Russia, Malaysia, and China with local musicians. Her second album ‘Tibetan Mantra Healing’ was released in 2016 and highlights the ancient healing system of Sowa Rigpa, Traditional Tibetan medicine as it was taught to her by Dr Nida Chenagtsang, a direct lineage holder and founder of Sorig Khang International. Drukmo Gyal travels the world, singing, teaching Tibetan Mantra Healing and Kunye Healing massage, and guiding retreats in the Yuthok Nyingthig tradition, the meditation practice of Tibetan physicians.

Joining Drukmo Gyal this evening will be special guest Tamding, the very talented Tibetan artist and musician (www.tamdingarts.com)!

New Renaissance Bookshop

1338 NW 23rd Avenue

Portland, OR 97210

$20

www.newrenbooks.com

 

 

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Medicine Buddha Mondays
Apr
10
6:30 PM18:30

Medicine Buddha Mondays

EVERY MONDAY

WITH SPECIAL GUEST DRUKMO GYAL DAKINI

While Drukmo Gyal is in Portland, she will be guiding us in our regular Monday meditations and sharing her beautiful Mantra healing chants with us.

Join us for our weekly community Medicine Buddha Healing practice. From Ju Mipham's Mantra Healing Treatise, this is a simple yet profound practice utilizing the power of mantra and visualization that can be used for healing self and healing others. 

 Please bring photos and names of people you would like to include in our practice.

As part of our Monday meditations, we will include parts of the Yuthok Nyingthig ngondro (preliminary) practices, breath work, and Tibetan Nejang healing yoga according to the participants interest.

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    Yuthok Nyingthig Inner Guru Yoga
    Apr
    9
    10:00 AM10:00

    Yuthok Nyingthig Inner Guru Yoga

    One Day Practice Intensive with Drukmo Gyal Dakini

    Single Day Guru Yoga
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    108.00
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    The second of four Guru Yogas in the Yuthok Nyingthig cycle of teachings, the Inner Guru Yoga is a profound meditation blending the Creation and Completion stages of Vajrayana Buddhist practice and bringing the practitioner to an experience of one's own inner light.

    This one day practice intensive will combine instruction with sessions of guided group practice and is designed to familiarize the student with the meditation and prepare those who would like to do this practice as a traditional seven day retreat.

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    Yuthok Nyingthig Outer Guru Yoga
    Apr
    8
    10:00 AM10:00

    Yuthok Nyingthig Outer Guru Yoga

    One Day Practice Intensive with Drukmo Gyal Dakini

    Single Day Guru Yoga
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    The first of four Guru Yoga practices in the Yuthok Nyingthig tradition, this practice deeply connects us to the blessings of Yuthok Yonten Gonpo. 

    This one day practice intensive combines instruction with sessions of guided group practice and is designed to familiarize students with this meditation and prepare those who would like do the practice as a traditional seven day retreat, the next step in the Yuthok lineage of practice after the Ngondro preliminaries.

    "If the supreme teaching of the Guru Sadhana Dharma Cycle of the Yuthok Nyingthig did not have the blessing of simultaneous practice and accomplishment, then the people of the degenerate age, entangled in worldly desire and weak in determination for long retreats would not be able to practice. However, if this, the accomplishment of my life-force itself, is practiced without distraction by a faithful person for seven days, then I vow that I shall reveal well my face to him, and I shall grant them teachings and closely instruct them." - Yuthok Yonten Gonpo, 12th C

     

     

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