Points to Understand


The following clearly states the expectations and requirements to successfully complete this program. You will need to indicate on the Registration form that you have read, understood and agree to these points.


  • This certification program is offered through Nangten Menlang International (NMI), a Buddhist Medical Organization founded by Tulku Lobsang.

  • Those who successfully complete the program will be officially certified by the NMI organization & Tulku Lobsang.

  • Farrah Garan is authorized by NMI to prepare potential teachers to teach Lu Jong 1, Lu Jong 2 and Tog Chӧd in the lineage of Tulku Lobsang.
  • Lu Jong, while rooted in Tibetan Medicine, is also intimately connected with Tibetan Buddhism. While it is not necessary to consider oneself Buddhist or teach Buddhist concepts when teaching Lu Jong or Tog Chod, understanding Buddhist principles is fundamental to understanding Lu Jong. Therefore, this is an integral part of the curriculum.
  • Buddhism refers to the application of methods for understanding the nature of our mind, body and phenomena. There will be absolutely no indoctrination or disrespect to any other religious beliefs. People of all religions, ages and abilities are welcome to join the training.


  • It is necessary to attend both the 12-day Training and the 2-day Certification in order to receive your certificate to teach Lu Jong.
  • There will be an option to attend the Lu Jong Certification via skype. This is not possible for Tog Chӧd at this time.
  • The Certification events are organized by Nangten Menlang. At least two Certifications are offered annually, one in North America and one in Germany. (There is currently no Skype option for the German certification).

  • In order to attend the Certification, it is necessary to have Farrah Garan’s positive assessment that you have successfully completed the requirements of the Training.

  • You will need to pass both a written and practice test before receiving the certificate to teach.

  • In order to maintain a valid Teacher’s Certificate, it is necessary to attend a 2-day Renewal event after two years, and every four years after the first renewal. The Renewals are held concurrently with the Certification event and are organized by Nangten Menlang.


  • You are responsible for your own travel to both the Training and Certification venues. (if applicable)

  • If you do not live in the country where either of these events are being held, a passport will be necessary to travel there.

  • As part of the course, you will be receiving a Lu Jong Teacher’s Manual. Please respect that this is copyrighted material and cannot be reproduced or shared.

  • Portions of this training may be filmed or photographed for promotional purposes. By participating in this event, you consent to photography, video recording, audio recording, and/or interview(s), as well as their release, publication or reproduction to be used for promotional or educational purposes by Tibetan Healing Movement and/or Nangten Menlang. By joining this event, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use or publication of these materials. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video or audio recording.


  • Payment in full must be received before the start of the Training, unless stated otherwise in a written agreement with Farrah.

  • All payments must be in US dollars, unless stated otherwise in a written agreement with Farrah.

  • Cancellation Policy:

    • If it is necessary to cancel your participation in this training, there is a $200 non-refundable registration fee.

    • The remaining balance is refundable until 45 days before the start of the training.

    • If canceling within less than 45 days before start of the training, 50% is non-refundable and the other 50% may be applied toward a future Tibetan Healing Movement event. It is not possible to apply this balance toward a Nangten Menlang event.


  • By registering for this training, and indicating on the registration form that you have read this document and fully understand it, you are also consenting to the following release of liability statements:
    • I am familiar with the event for which I am registering and understand that it will involve physical activity and meditation.
    • I agree that I am fully responsible for my physical and emotional well-being. I recognize and respect the limits of my body and will take precautions as needed not to exceed those limits.
    • I take full responsibility for any and all personal injuries, property damage, loss of personal property, or any other loss that may result from my participation in this event.
    • I agree not to hold Farrah Garan, Tulku Lobsang, Nangten Menlang or the venue responsible for any damages, liabilities or expenses that result from my participation.


Thank you for reviewing the above document.