Become a Lu Jong Teacher
You wish to share this precious authentic practice with the world around you?
We would love to welcome you to our world-wide community of Certified Teachers!
“We need three forms of trust:
trust in the teaching,
trust in your teacher,
trust in yourself.”
TULKU LOBSANG RINPOCHE
Become a Teacher with a Certification
by an Authentic Tibetan Master
Already very early on, Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche learned Lu Jong from masters of different traditions. Over the years, Rinpoche met many people in the West who were struggling with mental and physical imbalances. Tulku-la therefore decided to collect, modify and combine the ancient Tibetan movements into “Lu Jong – Tibetan Healing Yoga”, a series of body movements that is accessible to everyone and adapted to Western needs.
Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche’s students too were quickly convinced of the transformative power of the Lu Jong exercises. As a result, more and more people wanted to learn Lu Jong. After some time, it was no longer possible for Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche to personally teach everyone who was interested, which is why Tulku-la decided to train Lu Jong Teachers, who can pass on Lu Jong in his venerable lineage.
In order to maintain the authenticity and quality of the teachings, Rinpoche has developed a standardized and comprehensive Teacher Education and Certification Program, which is administered through his association Nangten Menlang International.
The Teacher Education Courses are held by certified Lu Jong Educators. Each and every one of those Lu Jong Educators has been explicitly authorized by Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche to pass on the valuable knowledge of Tibetan Healing Yoga to Lu Jong Teachers-to-be.
Another essential element of the Teacher Education and Certification Program is the Master Class with Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche. This event allows students to be directly instructed by and receive transmission from Rinpoche himself, thereby empowering them to practice and teach in his lineage.
By now, certified Lu Jong teachers can be found all over the world, spreading their knowledge while preserving the essence of this precious practice through their mutual exchange and their connection to Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche.
One Education – Two Certifications
In addition to the Lu Jong Teacher Certification Program, Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche also created Teacher Certification Programs for other precious methods, such as “Tog Chöd – The Wisdom Sword”, “Shiné – Traditional Tibetan Shamatha Meditation” and the “Tibetan Five Elements Practices”. Since the content of the Tibetan Five Elements Practices Teacher Education is also covered in the Lu Jong 1 Teacher Education, everyone who finishes the Lu Jong 1 Teacher Education automatically receives two Teacher Certifications: a Teacher Certification for Lu Jong 1 and a Teacher Certification for the Tibetan Five Elements Practices.
Steps to Become a Teacher
Steps to Become a Certified Teacher
- FIND YOUR EDUCATOR
Find a certified Educator with whom you want to do the Teacher Education. You can find our certified Educators here.
- REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Once you have been accepted by the Educator of your choice, please register online for the Teacher Certification Program on the Tourplan page of Nangten Menlang International’s website www.tulkulobsang.org.
- FOLLOW THE EDUCATION COURSE (INCLUDING PRACTICAL EXAM)
After your successful online registration, you are officially permitted to participate in the Teacher Education Course with your certified Educator. Please note that your Education Course is not organized by Nangten Menlang International and includes a mandatory practical examination by your certified Educator.
- TAKE THE WRITTEN ONLINE EXAM
As part of your Teacher Education you need to take a written online exam, which is organized by Nangten Menlang International.
- REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE MASTER CLASS
Within two years after having completed your Education Course with a certified Educator, you need to participate in a Master Class with Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche in order to finish your Education. For this Master Class you need to register online with Nangten Menlang International.
- PARTICIPATE IN THE MASTER CLASS
At the Master Class you will receive teachings and transmission by Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche. After having concluded the Master Class you will receive your official Teacher Certification(s).
- REGULARLY ATTEND ADVANCED TEACHER TRAININGS
As certified Teacher you are always welcome to attend a Master Class with Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche. This offers the wonderful opportunity to re-connect with the master and the lineage, refine your movements, deepen your knowledge and practice in a group as a Teacher Sangha. After the Master Class you will receive a Participation Certificate for Advanced Teacher Training.
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs regarding the Teacher Education System
Instead, the Master Class – conducted and supervised by Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche – allows participants to receive teachings and direct transmission from the master, which officially welcomes them in the lineage of Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche and helps them to connect to the method more strongly and to refine their movements. Moreover, practicing together with the Master and the Teacher Sangha is a very motivating, uplifting experience.
All these aspects make the Master Class a very special event! So to sum up, in order to attend the Master Class it is required that participants have completed their Teacher Education Course with a certified Educator, have passed the qualifying exam with their Educator and have taken the written online exam before partaking in the Master Class.
At the end of the Master Class participants will receive their Teacher Certification(s).
- that you have attended 100% of your Education Course with your certified Educator;
- that you have passed all parts of the practical qualifying exam with your certified Educator;
- that you have taken the theoretical written online exam provided by NMI (in case you did not pass the online exam in your first try and there is no time for a second attempt before the Master Class, you can still attend the Master Class, but you will not receive your Teacher Certification before you have successfully passed the online exam);
- that you feel well prepared and ready to be a Teacher.
So please, in a first step, if you are unsure whether you are ready for the Master Class, please get in touch with your Educator and discuss your available options with them.
Depending on your individual circumstances and stage of progress, you might want to use the remaining time until the Master Class to do the needed catching-up possibly with the insight and professional help of your Educator.
If you find that you lack the time and personal resources to catch up within that given time, please consider cancelling your attendance at the Master Class. There is sure to be a next Master Class, which you are more than welcome to attend instead, and which will leave you perhaps enough time to work on your practice so that you are feeling ready and well prepared.
Please do not attend a Master Class, if you do not feel ready and well prepared, as this is the event that will authorize you to officially teach in the lineage of Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche.
In case you did not pass the written online exam in your first try and there is no time for a second attempt before the Master Class, you can still attend the Master Class, but you will not receive your Teacher Certification before you have successfully passed the written online exam.
Where can I find material to advertise my future courses and when will I get access to these materials?
Under the “My Account” section you will find a menu on the left side designated to Teachers, where you can find all licensed material available for Teachers. You can only access the Licensed Material for the method you are certified in. This Licensed Material includes various documents you may freely use to advertise your future courses: such as logos, pictures, handouts, etc.