Sorig Institute

The Sorig Institute, founded in 2010 under the direction of Dr. Nida Chenagtsang has moved to Pure Land Farms in order to sow the seeds of Tibetan Medicine on this fertile land!

The Sorig Institute is the Los Angeles branch of the non-profit foundation, Sorig Khang International (formerly IATTM, the International Academy for Traditional Tibetan Medicine) founded by Dr Nida Chenagtsang. Sorig Khang International (SKI) is a network of over forty centers worldwide that continue the practice of Tibetan Medicine and the Yuthok Nyingthig spiritual tradition through education, clinical practice, group meditation practice, and retreat. 

Facing the imminent loss of Tibetan culture, philosophy, literature, science, and religion, the Sorig Khang International Foundation is to be contributing to the preservation and propagation of Traditional Tibetan Medicine. In particular, the continuity of the holistic Tibetan healing sciences in their theory and their practice, as well as in their philosophy, and in its closely connected spirituality as a complete system in the Yuthok Nyingthig transmission lineage, is to be protected. 
       — From the Sorig Khang International Foundation Charter


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The Sorig Institute will act as the Tibetan medical educational counterpart to our Yuthok Ling temple on the property. Together they represent the union of dharma and medicine, which can be practiced separately or together in perfect harmony for the benefit of self and other. 

The Sorig Institute is currently applying for accreditation of its Kunye bodywork program through the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) and official approval as a post-secondary higher education institute by California's Bureau of Private Post-Secondary Education (BPPE). 

Our first complete 500+ hour Kunye training course begins September of 2019!

The course consists of eighteen five day modules over two years (one module per month, one month break between each trimester).

Applications accepted from February 2018. 

More information about our complete Tibetan Medicine and Kunye Massage curriculum training is coming soon. In the meantime, please visit our schedule page for information about upcoming workshops.


Sorig Institute is a continuing education provider. Licensed acupuncturists and massage therapists with the following boards will be issued Continuing Education Units upon completion of select classes. 

California Acupuncture Board

NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)

NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork)

 Studying Yukchö stick therapy, one of the important external therapies used in Traditional Tibetan Medicine with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang at Pure Land Farms

Studying Yukchö stick therapy, one of the important external therapies used in Traditional Tibetan Medicine with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang at Pure Land Farms


"My wish is that Tibetan Medicine would spread like the infinite expanse of the sky, in order to benefit sentient beings."

- Yuthok Yönten Gönpo, the father of Tibetan Medicine