The Sorig Institute

The Sorig Institute is a school of Traditional Tibetan Medicine.  Founded under the guidance of Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, the Sorig Institute offers certification in Ku Nye Massage and Traditional Tibetan Medicine (TTM). 'Sorig' is the actual name of Tibetan Medicine, a combination of the words 'Sowa,' translated as 'healing' or 'nurturing', and 'Rigpa,' or 'awareness.' It is with the guiding principle of 'Healing Awareness' that we promote the lineage of Tibetan Medicine in the West.  The Sorig Institute is the North American branch of the International Academy of Traditional Tibetan Medicine (IATTM).  We are also allied with the Ngak Mang Institute, an organization dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan Yogic life and culture. Both organizations are led by Dr. Nida Chenagtsang.  

We, at the Sorig Institute, are fortunate to be able to share this timeless knowledge. With profound respect for the traditions of Tibetan Medicine, we invite you to join our ever growing body of information and people dedicated to the preservation of this ancient art form.


Our Teacher


Dr. Nida Chenagtsang

Dr. Nida Chenagtsang was born in Amdo, Tibet; a region known for centuries for its tradition of Ngakpas-Tibetan Yogis. He studied the local medical system, as well as doing intensive formal training at the Lhasa Tibetan Medical University. He has practiced in various hospitals in Tibet, and has published many works on Traditional Tibetan Medicine. He has extensively researched ancient Tibetan medicinal treatments, specializing in the revival of external therapies, which has brought him high acclaim in the field of Tibetan Medicine in both the East and West.

Dr. Nida is the Medical Director of The Sorig Institute, as well as the International Academy for Traditional Tibetan Medicine(IATTM) and the Co-Founder of the International Ngak-Mang Institutes(NMI), established to preserve and maintain the Rebkong Ngakpa culture within modern Tibetan society. Recently he has been teaching comprehensive Tibetan Medicine courses all over the world. Fluent in English, Dr. Nida is an experienced and knowledgeable communicator with years of experience and a sophisticated ability to teach the subtleties of this traditional wisdom to Westerners.



Additional Instructors

Eric Rosenbush, L.Ac.

Eric Rosenbush has been learning and practicing traditional healing sciences since 1997, both in Asia and in the USA. This has included an independent BA degree in Ancient Religions and Sciences from UCSC, MSTCM in the study of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at ACTCM in San Francisco, and traditional study of Jyotisha with Pt. Sanjay Rath in India. Prior to beginning his formal training in Tibetan Medicine with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, he had a background in Tibetan religion, culture, and language through extended travels in the Himalayan and high plateau regions.

He is currently teaching Tibetan Medicine and KuNye courses with the Sorig Institute and internationally with IATTM.


Dr. Tenzin Yangdon

Dr Tenzin Yangdon graduated in 1992 from Men Tsee Khang, Tibetan medical college in Dharamsala India, she studied traditional Tibetan herbal medicine, acupuncture and holistic Tibetan healing. Dr.Yangdon practiced for many years under Doctor Kunga Gyurmey Ngarongsha (The Personal physician of " His Holiness the Dalai Lama). She travels all over Europe and United States seeing patients, teaching Tibetan healing, giving talk and presentations. She is currently available in San Francisco Bay area for general consultations and holistic Tibetan Herbal healing and therapeutic healing. She is also a Certified Acupressure practitioner from Acupressure Institute America and master herbalist.

Dr. Yangdon offers practical training in Tibetan Medicine and External Therapies with The Sorig Institute.


Jhampa Kalsang, Ph.D.

Jhampa Kalsang, Ph.D., graduated in 1989 from the Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute of H.H. the Dalai Lama, in Dharamasala, India. He completed a full course of study and six years of training in Tibetan studies with an emphasis on traditional Tibetan astronomy, astrology, medical astrology and Buddhist philosophy. He has been on the staff of Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute and was one of their senior lecturers.

He is a co-author of Tibetan Astronomy & Astrology and has published his book titled, Tibetan Astro Science. Mr. Kalsang resides in San Diego, California where he has a private astrology practice and travels throughout the world to lecture and teach. opened the Tibet Gift House, offering Tibetan products, classes and readings.

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