Sorig Medical Tours in Tibet

Sorig Medical Tours in Tibet

In the summers of 2014 and 2015, I traveled to Amdo, Tibet with Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, founder of the International Academy for Traditional Tibetan Medicine, and a group of his students comprised of Sowa Rigpa practitioners, massage therapists, acupuncturists, Western doctors, and those simply interested in the art of Tibetan Medicine. We volunteered at the Hospital of Traditional Tibetan and Mongolian Medicine in the town of Malho…

The Asclepeion

The Asclepeion (Ἀσκληπιεῖον), a healing temple on the Island of Kos dedicated to Aesclepius, the Greek god of medicine, where the sick would be put into a hypnotic sleep and have their dreams interpreted by priests so correct treatment could be prescribed. Hippocrates is said to have received his medical training here.

Yuthok Nyingthig Aspiration

བདག་གསོ་བ་རིག་པའི་གཞུང་ལུགས་ཐམས་ཅད་ལ་བློ་གྲོས་རྒྱས་ཏེ།
འགྲོ་བ་སེམས་ཅན་ཐམས་ཅད་ལ་ཕན་ཐོགས་ཉི་ཟླ་ལྟར་འབྱུང་བར་གྱུར་ཅིག
སྨྲས་ཚད་མངོན་ཤེས་སུ་གྱུར་ཅིག
སྦྱར་ཚད་སྨན་དུ་གྱུར་ཅིག
བཏང་ཚད་ཕན་པར་གྱུར་ཅིག
མཆོག་དང་ཐུན་མོང་གི་དངོས་གྲུབ་སྩོལ་དུ་གསོལ།

May I achieve wisdom in all medicine sciences,
And benefit all sentient beings like the sun and the moon.
May all that is spoken be omniscient.
May all compounded formulas be medicine.
May all that is given be beneficial.
Grant me the common and uncommon siddhis.

— from the Yuthok Nyingthig