Herb Garden at International Trust for Traditional Medicine
Spiritual and Physical Medicine
Tibetan Medicine

Various aspects of Tibetan Buddhist medicine, including efforts to study and preserve these ancient methods and make them available.


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Tibetan Medicine News


Medicine Buddha Empowerments

Khensur Rinpoche/Geshe Wangdak
Medicine Buddha Initiation
February 21
Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center of Connecticut

Medicine Buddha Empowerment
March 21 to April 4
Dorje Chang Institute
Auckland New Zealand

Please let us know if you learn of upcoming Medicine Buddha Empowerments anywhere in the world.

New Pages Feature Medicine Buddha, Research

Medicine Buddha Resources
images -- mantra -- meditation - teachings -- web sites -- books

Resources for Research on Tibetan Medicine

The Second Inernational Congress on Tibetan Medicine
"Practicing the Art of the Medicine Buddha in the West"
November 6 - 9, 2003
Washington, DC -- Hyatt Regency, Capitol Hill
hosted by Pro-Cultura, Inc.

National Public Radio's "Living on Earth" series

Tibetan Medicine Part 1 - Introduction

Tibetan Medicine Part 2 - Tibetan Medicine- Use in the West

 Tibetan Medicine Conference Tapes Available

Audio tape recordings of many presentations and public discussions from the First International Congress on Tibetan Medicine, held in Washington, D.C. in November of 1998, are available from:

Conference Recording Service

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Dharma Haven's Tibetan Medicine Pages 

Ancient Healing Wisdom for the Modern World

Tibetan Medical Clinics and Pharmacies

Herbal Sources of Tibetan Medicines

Resources for Research on Tibetan Medicine

Books on Tibetan Medicine

Tibetan Self Care

Medicine Buddha Resources

Spiritual Healing in Buddhist Tibet

The Art of Healing: A Tibetan Buddhist Perspective

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Tibetan Medicine on the Internet 

"From the point of view of either relative truth or absolute truth, the fundamental cause of sickness and suffering is a lack of contentment and the addictive quality of samsara."
Special Topics
books -- clinics -- herbs -- medicines -- research -- training

E-mail discussion group: TibetMed

Men-Tse-Khang -- (Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute)

Tibetan Medicine and Astrology -- from the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in London.

Tibetan Medicine Conference Tapes -- Recordings from the First International Congress on Tibetan Medicine (Washington, D.C.,  November, 1998), from Conference Recording Service.

The Healing Tradition of Medicine Buddha -- Robert Sachs


Alternative Medicine Foundation

Dutch Foundation for Tibetan Medicine -- German version

Tibetan Medical Illustrations -- Dharmapala Centre School of Thangka Painting.

Introduction to the 'International Bibliography of Tibetan Medicine' by Jurgen Fischoff. 

AyurVijnana: A periodical published by International Trust for Traditional Medicine, with excellent articles on research and other topics. 

Kumpen Lama Gangchen Institute -- Articles on Tibetan Medicine

Traditional Tibetan Medicine: Tara Rokpa College of Tibetan Medicine in Edinburgh, Scotland

The Art of Healing: Film explains the holistic practice of Tibetan medicine. 

Knowledge Supported by Tradition: Commentary on the First International Congress on Tibetan Medicine.

Tibetan Medicine: Monastic Surgery:  An article on the theory of humors and dietary counseling from the Wisdom Books Web site. 

Tibetan Astrology -- an extensive introduction by Michael Erlewine. 

Resource Guide for Tibetan Medicine: Institute for Traditional Medicine, Portland, Oregon 

Doctor Garma ( Vladimir A.Ternovenko, Ph.D.)

International Tibetan Medical Association

A Lotus: The Newsletter for Complementary Medicine

Eco-Montane Consulting "Ecosystem Management for the Tibetan Plateau, SW-China and the Himalayas." His Web site is a good source for information on environmental issues of High Asia.

The Yuthog Foundation for Tibetan Medicine Preservation and development of traditional Tibetan medicine by education and training of Tibetan doctors in rural areas of Ladakh, and promoting the exchange of experiences in use and identification of medicinal plants. Also leading excursions designed for western people.

The Tibetan Plateau Project to protect and conserve medicinal plants, support the practice of Tibetan medicine and assist local communities in developing income-generating projects using medicinal plants. 

The Foundation for the Preservation of Tibetan Medicine

The Mountain Institute is committed to the preservation of mountain environments and advancement of mountain cultures worldwide, with projects in Nepal and on the Tibetan Plateau. 

Wildlife Conservation Society has wildlife and habitat conservation research projects in several Asian regions, including the Tibetan Plateau.

International Center for Integrated Mountain Development provides information and resources on environment and economic development issues in the Himalayan-Hindu Kush region including the Tibetan Plateau and SW China. 

Kham Aid Foundation Los Angeles based NGO working in West Sichuan with a reforestation program

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Training in Tibetan Medicine 
Men-Tse-Khang in Dharamsala, India
(Formerly the Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute)

Gangchen Kyishong, Dharamsala, 176215 Distt. Kangra (H.P.) INDIA
e-mail: info@tibetan-medicine.org
Phone: (91) 1892-23113 / 22618 / 23222

In 1961, a small clinic providing traditional Tibetan medical care opened in the main encampment for Tibetan refugees in India. Men-Tsee-Khang is now a large complex in a spacious compound where traditional medical theory and practice are taught to over fifty students per year. Identifying, gathering and preparing ingredients for medicines, and preparing the hundreds of different medicines is just as important as diagnosis and the various aspects of treatment. 

Men-Tsee-Khang has a pharmacy, an in-patient unit and a surgical ward; along with Tibetan refugees, non-Tibetans from nearby areas and patients from all over the world are treated. Also, an astrological department provides training and services in traditional Tibetan medical astrology.

More schools teaching Tibetan medicine in India

Chakpori Tibetan Medical Institute
   Trogawa House, North Point, Darjeeling 734104, West Bengal, India

Tibetan Medical School, Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, Varanasi, India

Traditional Ladakhi Amchi Course
Central Institute of Buddhist Studies
Choglamser, Leh, 194101, Ladakh, India

Schools teaching Tibetan medicine in "China"

Lhasa Tibetan Medical School
Qinghai Tibetan Medical School
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The Tara Rokpa College of Tibetan Medicine
250 Ferry Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
EH5 3AM. Tel/Fax no: 0131 552 1431

New Youtok Institute for Tibetan Medicine
Via Carnevali 111, Milano 20158, Italy

Tel: 00 39 2 376 1863
three year preliminary course
Dr. Pasang Yonten Arya, Director

The Shang Shung Institute, Medical Branch
Conway, Mass., USA
Founded by Namkhai Norbu in 1994, the Shang Shung Institute in America is dedicated to the sytematic study of the Tibetan Medical Tradition with year-round residential and distance learning programs designed to provide a sound basis in the theory and applications of Tibetan Medicine as taught by senior Tibetan Physicians. All courses include a syllabus and original translated teaching text.
Foundation Course in Tibetan Medical Theory
Audio Cassette, CD, or MP3

Tibetan Healing Systems & Astro Science Program 
Dr. Choeying Phuntsok
Meridian Medical - 102 E. 30th Street, NY, NY 10016
(212) 683-1221 / (212) 358-3854 
Tibetan College of Medicine branch campus in Kohala, Hawaii
Kohala Natural Healing Arts (KNHA) is working under the direction of Men-Tsee-Khang to establish, in North Kohala, Island of Hawaii, a sister campus of the Tibetan Medical School.

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