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Why I teach:

My belief is that Tibetan Medicine does not have to be a mysterious and mystical study of healing, reserved only for those who have traveled the globe to learn from Tibetan teachers for many years. I believe EVERY human in each and every country and culture can benefit, learn and apply the very basic concepts and models laid out by hundreds of years of this precious healing system. Yet, to offer this system requires respect for the lineage from which it came, the honoring of those who taught me and their teachers; all the way back through an unbroken lineage.
It is my hope that I can offer pure and genuine teachings, from the preliminary roots that form the bases of the system. I hope to De-mystify these arts for both any common patient who comes to see me in the clinic, as well as for health care providers who want to help their patients achieve more balance and preventive self-care. To learn the basic of Tibetan medicine is to learn how to relate to oneself, and to nature; its cycles and seasons and our internal cycles and seasons. This can be done in the English medium so long as the basic system is represented and translated according to the unbroken lineage.
If one wants to become a fully and authentic Doctor of Tibetan Medicine, the language component is essential, as is a minimum of 6 years training solely on the field of Sowa Rigpa. My hope in teaching the basic aspects of Tibetan medicine, methods which have been unchanged for generations; the culture itself may be preserved. So too may it  ignite a spark and inspire others to persevere it, dive deeper in, and study more fully. One day I pray Tibetan Medicine schools will be open and fully operational in the West, in the same and complete way they are in Asia.  We must inspire and work to create this in a way that never forgets and remains connected to its origins and a genuine lineage. This educational process in the USA is in its embryological stage. The cord is linked to the many teachers before me and to those who have already begun to teach western persons from full unbroken lineage lines. I do my best to nurture this fetal development. To be a good physician is to have genuine desire to reduce the suffering of others, to try and help where you can and to do no harm. Through teaching Sowa Rigpa it is my deepest prayer to help both people who wish to increase their own well-being, as well as give professional healthcare providers more tools proven effective for hundreds of years. It is a great opportunity to help not only many beings find health and happiness; but also grow the awareness and desire for more complete training for western persons. May all beings benefit!

About Nashalla:

Nashalla Gwyn Nyinda TMD, LMT began the study of Tibetan Medicine in 1999 and started treating with permission in 2004. She was then encouraged by her teacher, VV Thrangu Rinpoche, to complete her medical studies continuing in India. Nashalla earned her Menpa degree (Doctor of Tibetan Medicine) from Qinghai Tibetan Medical College, Tibet and The Shang Shung Institute of Tibetan Medicine in 2009. She has an Interdisciplinary Studies BA from Naropa University, with a focus on Asian Medicines and Buddhist Psychology. She has taught these techniques worldwide to Tibetan and western students, practitioners, and doctors. Nashalla and husband, Dr. Tsundu S. Nyinda, operate the Tibetan Medicine & Holistic Healing Clinic in Boulder, Colorado.

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Teaching Schedule ~

This page is updated periodically – please check back


2017 ~

Nashalla is focused on a writing project in early 2017. Teachings will be somewhat limited until the summer and fall of 2017.

Retreat & Renewal – Shambhala Mt Center

January 20-22nd 2017 – Meditation Instruction

February 3rd-5th 2017 – Meditation Instruction

Elements & Their Healing Qualities – Nithartha Institute

Aug 5-6th 2017


The 2016 schedule is forming!

Keep checking back to see new classes and events as we approach 2016.

SPRING – November 2016

Many people have requested local Denver & Boulder based workshops that can be easily attended in a evening talk and one day teaching format. I have scheduled 2 such events for May 2016! Summer has me scheduled to teach the June and August Retreat and renewals at Shambhala Mountain Center and ending the August summer with the first ever women’s herbal gathering.


Tibetan Medicine’s Healing Tools: Balancing the 5 Elements

Nashalla G. Nyinda, Menpa TMD

October 15-16th, 2016 ~ Boulder CO

1200 Yarmouth, Unit C-1B

  • Saturday 9:30 – 5:30
  • Sunday 9:30 – 12:30

The 5 elements are a part of who we are physiologically, emotionally and psychologically. Every major tradition in the world has a way of understanding and working with the elements to increase vitality and health. The Tibetan tradition links the elements with all aspects of Buddhist practice and is intrinsically linked into the healthcare system of Tibet.

Come learn about how the Tibetan lens views the elements from a physical and spiritual viewpoint, how to apply these concepts to increase your well-being, stabilize Buddhist meditation practices and live in greater harmony with the natural cycles and seasons.

  • Understand and work with your basic nature and elements to prevent common ailments and mental stresses.
  • Learn which Buddhist practices are right for you to create deeper meditation and a more stable mind.
  • If working with others in the healing arts, learn to deepen your diagnostic skills and enhance treatments.
  • Learn about basic foods which harmonize the elements.

Cost: $100 / Students $85

Register with Tibetan Medicine & Holistic Healing – email tibetandoctor@gmail.com


Medicine Buddha and the Fivefold Path of Mahamudra

Venerable Khenpo Lobzang Tenzin & Nashalla Nyinda

November 18–20, 2016

REGISTER – http://www.shambhalamountain.org/program/mbm1116-medicine-buddha-fivefold-path-mahamudra/

The Five-Fold Mahamudra method embodies the view of Dzogchen, Madhyamaka (the Middle Way), Shamatha, and Vipashyana. Any meditation practitioner will enjoy this simple and direct guidance to aid their meditations. We will learn to generate compassion, embody buddhanature through visualization practice, and engage in the actual Mahamudra practice.

During this retreat, special emphasis will be placed on working with the Medicine Buddha or any other personal deity. We will also receive instructions for guru yoga practice, as it is said that devotion is the shortest way to realize the ultimate nature of phenomena. We will seal our practice with dedication reaching beyond our own benefit, so that all beings can be touched by the same goodness we have rediscovered.

Medicine Buddha is a concise and simple Tibetan Buddhist healing practice. 

It is said that just by hearing the name, or mantra, of Medicine Buddha that innumerable benefits arise – including enhancing any healing practices and medicines.


Venerable Khenpo Lobzang Tenzin will give the reading transmission, blessings and explanations for practicing the Medicine Buddha; Nashalla G. Nyinda, a traditional doctor of Tibetan Medicine, will explain the benefits of this practice both for oneself and as a mode for healing others.

Participants may bring any fresh, unopened medicine for blessings and to learn how to use this practice with healing substances.

This weekend is open to everyone and is especially helpful for those in the healing arts. This program is for any level of meditation practitioner.

In this program you will,
• Practice easy methods to stabilize meditation that have been used for centuries
• Deepen devotion to working with deities or a Yiddam
• Learn how to work with common obstacles that may arise when meditating





AUG 20th 2016


Held at Pachamama Farm in Longmont, CO this first year of Red Earth Herbal Gathering is a sacred ceremonial container created by and for women.  We will  teach and learn from each other, inspire one another, and support the beauty and power of what it is to be women doing our sacred work and our life’s calling on the planet at this time.

The vision / intention is we will enter through a sacred gateway, have an opening ceremony, workshops, a Red Tent, marketplace, food, plant walks, a wisdom council and finish with a closing ceremony. This is an earth-centered gathering, with ceremony and workshops focused on women’s connection to the earth and herbal medicine. Workshops will include embodiment practices, meditation, herbal medicine, personal growth, and plant walks.


JUNE 24-26th

AUGUST 12-14th

Retreat & Renewal at Shambhala Mt Center:


Begin Anew! Retreat & Renew. This weekend we experience your relationship to meditation and body awareness – walk in nature and do some yoga, or take a nap!  Support your body, mind and spirit!

Nashalla teaches basic meditation and we take fresh look at our mediation practice. Nashalla will teach basic posture support and instruction on meditation from the perspective of the Tibetan medicine and supporting each persons needs.


Bellingham, WA July 7-9th 2016

Traditional Tibetan Medicine Clinic

Tsundu S. Nyinda TMD & Nashalla G Nyinda TMD

Traditional Tibetan Medicine Consults Available by Appointment

Space is limited and will fill quickly!

 Call Shakti for appointments – 360 672 1473


Mindfulness Healing Meditation

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Date: Saturday 5/28/16 9:30-6pm, Tuition: 50$

Location: The Denver Shambhala Meditation Center – 2305 S Syracuse Way, Ste. 214
Denver, CO 80231-3784

People all over the world from all spiritual backgrounds are aware of the research and benefits of meditation and mindfulness practices. Studies show clear increases to both physical and mental well-being when meditation or mindfulness is practiced.

Tibetan Medicine historically has the lama physician, who assists in the heath of your physical being and the health of one’s spiritual practice. The skilled physician can help you learn to meditate, identify ways to increase the stabilization of your meditative practices, understand yourself better and make slight alterations to enhance what you already practice. Even prostrations and breath practices are done according to your body type. Beginning meditation or Shamata practice is equally as profound and will enhance the highest Dzogchen teachings if practiced in the correct way for your unique body and mind. Breath, posture and individuation according to the body elements are vital to stabilizing both the most basic beginning meditation or advanced tantric practices. All meditation levels are welcome and benefit from understanding the Tibetan Medical perspective on mediation as medicine.

  • No experience required, even if meditation seemed hard or impossible you will find this class helpful to get you started.

  • The seasoned or advanced practitioner can learn subtle methods to enhance current practices and relieve physical or emotional obstacles to practices.

  • Learn to use meditation as medicine! Promote a general reduction of stress and other common physical or psychological disorders.



Working with the Elements through a Tibetan Perspective

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Dates: Friday Evening 5/13/16 6:30pm-8pm & Saturday 5/14/16 9:30-6pm, Tuition: 50$

Location: Boulder Shambhala Center – 1345 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302

The 5 elements are a part of who we are physiologically, emotionally and psychologically. Every major tradition in the world has a way of understanding and working with the elements to increase vitality and health. The Tibetan tradition links the elements with all aspects of Buddhist practice and is intrinsically linked into the healthcare system of Tibet.

Come learn about how the Tibetan lens views the elements from a physical and spiritual viewpoint, how to apply these concepts to increase your well-being, stabilize Buddhist meditation practices and live in greater harmony with the natural cycles and seasons.

  • Understand and work with your basic nature and elements to prevent common ailments and mental stresses.

  • Learn which Buddhist practices are right for you to create deeper meditation and a more stable mind.

  • If working with others in the healing arts, learn to deepen your diagnostic skills and enhance treatments.

  • Learn about basic foods which harmonize the elements


Nashalla has a BUSY 2015 summer and fall ahead!

I have been very happy to team up with the Shambhala Mountain Center over this past year. Ive done programs on the land and some SMC in the City as well as Shambhala On-Line programs at the Denver Center. They provide a excellent center that is a perfect container for teachings. Again through this summer through early winter I have many upcoming programs hosted by them. I also have a Shambhala On-Line course on Working with Wind Disorders in the works, with the date and time yet to be determined, I will update that when I have the exact times.


First up is a lecture in Colorado Springs on Saturday – June 27th at 2pm. This is my root lama VV Thrangu Rinpoche’s sangha in the springs.

The subject is Tibetan Medicine & Buddhist Practice

Come learn how Tibetan medicine principles can support and stabilize Buddhist meditation practices. The relationship between our bodies, emotions and mental stability are an integral part of progressing along our path as Buddhist practitioners and the body can be a vehicle for enlightenment rather than a hindrance.
Learn basic Tibetan Medicine principles to support your practice.
ADDRESS ~ and further info can be found on the Facebook events page.
2525 W Pikes Peak Ave. Suite B
Colorado Springs, CO


July 9th at Shambhala Mountain Center,  I will be doing a Deep Dive Workshop for the Wisdom in Action (click here to register!) – This is the on the land extended retreat for continuation of the conversation started with ‘Awake in the World’ On-Line earlier this year.

My workshop on July 9th will focus on:

Tibetan Medicine, Heath & Balanced Wisdom Practice

Traditional Tibetan medicine is an essential tool in the attainment of physical, emotional and spiritual health. This centuries old healing system empowers an individual to achieve harmony by engaging correctly with the environment and climate in which we live, the foods we consume, our physical activity and in the implementation of our spiritual practice. We are all composed of the 5 elements and we all eventually return to the 5 elements. In our temporary physical forms we can foster greater balance by understanding and incorporating the energy principles of Tibetan Medicine into our everyday lives.


I have been teachings meditation periodically at several Retreat & Renewals at Shambhala Mountain Center and really enjoying that. And so does everyone I see there, doing yoga, meditation walks in nature, naps, stupha tours. I often give tidbits on Tibetan Medicine, this last Mothers Day Retreat I lead a self massage class and brought hand made mixtures of essential oils and massage oils. No matter  what your intentions for retreat, it’s a great mini-weekend to re-connect with yourself. I will be teachings again there on August 28-30th, register by going here.


A very exciting retreat is happening September 25th-29th

The Wisdom Rising Conference.

The first of an annual Buddhist women’s conference exploring a feminine approach to the Dharma though different themes. This year we will explore Leadership and the Feminine with prominent and emerging female teachers, scholars, and practitioners from different Buddhist traditions.  Participants will be offered a variety of teachings and workshops engaging with topics such as encountering the sacred feminine, embodied wisdom, healing trauma, community outreach, diversity, meditation and motherhood. All genders are welcome! I am honored to be sharing Tibetan Medicine in this first ever conference  of dakinie wisdom holders who are deeply devoted and profound feminine Buddhist practitioners.

Click here for more info and to register!


Also at SMC,  look it up on their web site, but look for it in their next published catalog! This November 13-15th I will do a special Medicine Buddha for Healing retreat with the venerable Khenpo Lobzang Tenzin.

Born in Bhutan to a Geshe degree (PhD in Buddhism) parent of the Gelong lineage; at the young age of 9 he requested his family allow him to join the monastery. Under the guidance of Venerable Kyabje Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, he was fully ordained in 1985 and bestowed the prestigious degree of Khenpo; a masters or professor level in the Tibetan Khagyu Lineage. In 2004 Thrangu Rinpoche appointed him Principle Professor and Director of all his monastic colleges. He remained in that position until relocating to the United States in 2013 to assist the inaugural three-year Mahamudra Retreat in Colorado. He has been assigned the task of teaching throughout Thrangu’s centers worldwide and is well known for his is a warm attentive teaching style with a remarkable gift for translating teachings into accessible and clear English.

This weekend is designed for everyone. It is especially helpful for those in the healing arts. Medicine Buddha is a concise practice for healing ourselves and others physically, emotionally and spiritually. The state of our world is filled with illness and suffering. It is said, just by hearing the name or Mantra of Medicine Buddha innumerable benefits arise; including enhancing any healing practice or medicines. We will explore the relationship of this practice to an unbroken lineage of Tibetan Medicine and the dharma practice of healing. Venerable Khenpo Lobzang will give the transmission and explanations for practicing the Medicine Buddha sadhana and Nashalla G Nyinda, a traditional doctor of Tibetan Medicine will explain the benefits of how we generate compassion for oneself and others. Explanations and group discussions will accompany teachings from both a traditional monastic viewpoint and the practical medical application of this Buddhist practice. Please feel free to bring any fresh unopened medicine with you to learn how to use this practice with healing substances.



The very next week November 20-22nd again I will lead the meditation instructions for the Retreat & Renewal at SMC. You can register for that here.

Then its onto 2016! I will be in the WA area the last few weeks of July and in personal retreat in early August. Hope to see lots of people at these various talks, teachings and retreats. I love to spread the teachings of Tibetan medicine and am grateful to have such a full venue this last part of 2015 to share!







LOTS happening in April 2015…. see the events Below!

The Energy Principles of Tibetan Medicine • Denver Talk

Nashalla G. Nyinda

April 10, 2015

  • $15.00 – Tuition
  • $10.00 – Discounted Senior/Student Tuition
Learn how to gently nurture yourself back into balance through Tibetan healing. This system teaches us how to foster a relationship with our inner physical and emotional worlds as well as our external one, helping us to find harmony throughout the ebb and flow of our lives. Join us for an accessible evening talk about this ancient tradition. This introduction to Tibetan Medicine can also be a great gateway for further in-depth study. Open to everyone who wants to learn more about creating a healthy balance in their life.•
This program will be held Friday 6:30 to 8 pm at the Denver Shambhala Center on 2305 South Syracuse Way.


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The Three Energy Principles of Tibetan Healing

April 24–26, 2015

Tuition $150 + 2 nights

Discover the powerful healing arts of Tibet through Sowa Rigpa, an ancient holistic practice spanning thousands of years. During this introductory program, we will explore the three energy principles and how they influence our emotional and mental states. Through meditation, diet, and exercises relating to the natural cycles of seasons, we will learn simple tools for identifying these energies; as well as how to antidote imbalances and create equilibrium. Applying these principles helps increase well-being, reduces symptoms of irritation, anxiety, and sluggishness and will assist in the reduction of acute or chronic conditions. The ultimate goal is to foster balance in the body and mind while encouraging a direct relationship to self. Whether Buddhist or non-Buddhist, healthcare practitioner or not, join us as we explore the time-tested wisdom of Traditional Tibetan Medicine. Beginners welcome.
This workshop can be taken on its own or can be a gateway for more in-depth training in Tibetan Medicine. Enjoy a discounted rate when combining The Three Energy Principles of Tibetan Healing retreat with The Fundamentals of Tibetan Medicine: Level 1.

Fundamentals of Tibetan Medicine: Level 1

April 26–May 1, 2015

Tuition $500 + 5 nights

Continue your education in Tibetan Medicine and deepen your understanding of healing with this retreat. Building on your basic knowledge of the three energy principles, we will now explore the sacred text The Root Tantra. You will discover how to apply the three energies as they relate directly to symptoms and exactly how disorders arise and manifest. We will also introduce the six tastes, their effect upon the body, as well as their characteristics. The level one program lays a solid foundation for future courses.
Prerequisite: The Three Energy Principles of Tibetan Healing, or an equivalent workshop with permission from the teacher.

Enjoy a discounted rate when combining these for  a full week of learning –  Register for both programs together HERE.

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