Seven day group Yuthok Nyingthig Ngöndro Retreat guided by Erik Jampa
The Yuthok Nyingthig (Tib. གཡུ་ཐོག་སྙིང་ཐིག་), the ‘Heart Essence of Yuthok’, composed by Yuthok the Younger, is a complete cycle of Vajrayana Buddhist practice, beginning with the preliminary practices (Tib. སྔོན་འགྲོ་ “ngöndro”) and progressing through the development and completion stage practices to the highest practices of Mahamudra and Dzogchen. It is characterized by its concise and simple methods which bring about both worldly benefits, including improved health and longevity, as well as the ultimate benefit of complete spiritual liberation. The Yuthok Nyingthig is the main spiritual practice of Tibetan physicians, and it contains many unique techniques to heighten the intuition and healing capacities of the doctor.
Ngöndro, meaning ‘foundational' or 'preliminary' practices is the root of the tree out of which all other Vajrayana Buddhist practices grow. Yuthok’s ngöndro, traditionally done in the context of a seven day retreat is incredibly transformative to one's mind, health, and life, and is the gateway into the profound path of the Yuthok Nyingthig. This seven day intensive retreat combines sessions of silent meditation, group chanting, visualization and contemplation, as well as instruction in the practice.
This retreat includes instruction in the healing chöd practice, or Kusali (beggar's offering) which is the last section of the Yuthok Nyingthig ngöndro. Erik Jampa, a practitioner of chöd since his early teenage years will teach us the melodies and traditional instrumental techniques used in order to deepen our understanding of this profound practice
Please note: Completion of a seven day Yuthok Nyingthig Ngöndro retreat or completion of Ngöndro practices in another lineage is the pre-requisite to attend Dr. Nida Chenagtsang's Tummo Yoga and Karmamudra teaching program this September.
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