New Interview: Dr Nida Chenagtsang – Heart Of A Nomad - Guru Viking Podcast

Steve James, modified 1 Year ago.

New Interview: Dr Nida Chenagtsang – Heart Of A Nomad - Guru Viking Podcast

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Hi everyone,

New interview focusing on the life story of Dr Nida Chenagtsang: doctor of Tibetan Medicine, Yuthok Nyingthig lineage holder, and author of 'Karmamudra'.

Let me know what you think :-)

Audio version of this podcast also available on iTunes and Stitcher – search ‘Guru Viking Podcast’.

Show Notes
In this episode we explore the life story of Dr Nida Chenagtsang, master of Tibetan Medicine and lineage holder of the spiritual teachings of the Yuthok Nyingthig.

We learn about Dr Nida’s childhood as a nomad on the high grasslands of Tibet and the lessons he learned immersed in nature.

We follow him to Lhasa, where he trained as a doctor of Tibetan medicine, and engaged in private spiritual training in lineages such as the Longchen Nyingthig, Dudjom Tersar, Yuthok Nyingthig and more.

We hear Dr Nida’s critique of the tulku system of locating and enthroning the reincarnations of spiritual masters as children, and discuss why it is that Dr Nida offers previously secret teachings so openly to the public.

This is the first in a series with Dr Nida, and future episodes will examine topics such as dream yoga, Tibetan medicine, karmamudra, and more.


0:00 - Intro
1:14 - Nomad childhood in Amdo, Tibet
7:19 - Learning from nature
9:38 - A special encounter and becoming a doctor
20:28 - Training in Lhasa
22:52 - Studying Longchen Nyingthig with Ani Ngawang Gyaltsen
25:04 - The importance of female gurus
27:14 - Yearning for retreat and medical practice hopes
29:57 - Studying Dudjom Tersar with Chonyi Rinpoche and Semo Dechen
30:39 - Dr Nida’s other gurus and further studies
33:46 - Learning mantra healing privately
38:34 - Dr Nida’s critique of the tulku system
44:30 - How to choose an authentic teacher
53:24 - About the Yuthok Nyingthig and spiritual experiences on retreat
1:08:36 - Samaya, preliminaries, and secret teachings
1:10:19 - The importance of karmic connections
1:15:55 - Teaching ‘Flight of the Garuda’
1:16:32 - The importance of guru yoga
1:19:12 - Dr Nida’s wild nomadic karmamudra teacher
1:22:40 - Learning and teaching many things
1:24:08 - Tibetan geomancy
1:25:21 - Future interview topics
This was really inspiring for me!  I sometimes find the balance between traditional dharma (particularly Tibetan Buddhism) & the innovation that seems to work in my direct experience.  Dr. Nida seems to be an expert at drawing that balance.