Join Dr. Nida, a dream yoga master and Tibetan physician, for a unique tour into the power of dreaming, and the place of traditional Tibetan medicine in the modern world. Dr. Nida offers a rare look into the world of Tibetan dream interpretation, and how one can interpret dreams for purposes of healing. Can your dreams tell you that your body is in trouble long before a traditional diagnosis is made? In Western psychology, an uninterpreted dream is like an unopened letter. Dr. Nida discusses the difference between universal dream symbols, and personal ones. The conversation turns to the spectrum of dreams, including prophetic dreams, and the porosity of the mind in the dream world. When it comes to dream yoga proper: is there a unique mantra, or special deity, for dream yoga? Do astrological confluences play a role in our dreams? Dr. Nida talks about the critical place of diet, and meditation, in dream yoga, and why the preliminaries are so important. This wide-ranging conversation covers ways to work with depression, why Tibetan medicine can be beneficial in this day and age, the importance of knowing who you are, and how to live “organically.” Does the East have its own form of reductionism when it condenses everything into karma? Is there a universal consciousness in the Buddhist view, and can you engage it to your advantage? Dr. Nida is an exemplar of scholar-practitioner, a special bridge between the ancient East and the modern West, and a cultural translator of superlative capacity. Listen to an authentic master of the nocturnal meditations.
About Dr. Nida
From drnida.com: “Dr. Nida Chenagtsang is a traditional Tibetan physician and lineage holder of the Yuthok Nyingthig, the unique spiritual healing tradition of Tibetan Medicine. Born in Amdo, in North Eastern Tibet, he began his early medical studies at the local Tibetan Medicine hospital. Later he was awarded scholarship to enter the Lhasa Tibetan Medical University, where he completed his medical education in 1996 with practical training at the Tibetan Medicine hospitals in Lhasa and Lhoka.
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 from his root teacher Ani Ngawang Gyaltsen and in the Dudjom Tersar lineage from Chönyid Rinpoche and Sremo Dechen Yudron. He received complete teachings in the Yuthok Nyingthig lineage, the unique spiritual tradition of Tibetan Medicine, from his teachers Khenpo Tsultrim Gyaltsen and Khenchen Troru Tsenam, and was requested to continue the lineage by Jamyang Rinpoche of the Rebkong ngakpa/ma (non-monastic yogi and yogini) tradition.”