Retreat Teachers

At ZMM and ZCNYC

Dr. Nida Chenagtsang

Dr. Nida Chenagtsang is a traditional Tibetan physician and lineage holder of the Yuthok Nyingthig, the unique spiritual healing tradition of Tibetan Medicine. Alongside his medical education, Dr. Nida trained in Vajrayana with teachers from every school of Tibetan Buddhism, especially in the Longchen Nyingthig of the Nyingma school with his root teacher Ani Ngawang Gyaltsen and in the Dudjom Tersar lineage with Chönyid Rinpoche and Sremo Dechen Yudron. A well-known poet in his youth, Dr. Nida has published numerous books and articles in both Tibetan and English. He is the medical director and principal teacher at the Sorig Khang International Foundation for Traditional Tibetan Medicine and the Sowa Rigpa Institute: School of Traditional Tibetan Medicine; co-founder of the International Ngakmang Institute, established to preserve and maintain the Rebkong ngakpa culture of lay yogi and yogini practice within modern Tibetan society; and co-founder of Pure Land Farms: Center for Tibetan Medicine, Meditation and Rejuvenation in Los Angeles, California.