In Boulder 1995, at the Shambhala Center, Rinpoche for the first time gave an audience to students, who in their daily life work in the various fields of health care.

This was such a success that Rinpoche, at Karmê Chöling 1996, began to teach what is called The Menla Group.

Rinpoche himself states that he had long wished that this could develop and he repeats these audiences each year addressing issues deepening this auspicious connection. Furthermore, Rinpoche also gives the reading transmission for the Medicine Buddha Practice. For now, you find recordings from Karmê Chöling, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2002.

Additionally, you will find audiences from Boulder 1995 & 1996, a talk by Christoph Klonk given at Dechen Choling, France 2001, and a talk given by Rinpoche at the Northwestern Health Scientist University in Bloomington, 2004, whose topic is a song by Gyalwa Götsangpa called Eight Cases of Basic Goodness Not to be Shunned.

The Menla Group continues to meet. If you are interested in joining, please contact Christoph Klonk or Philip Weber. For contact information, you can email 


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To enroll in the course, the samaya key is sMan-Lha-5