A 5-Day Programme on the Tibetan Medical System and Astro-Science from October 23 – 27, 2015

Tibet House, the cultural Centre His Holiness the Dalai Lama is hosting a Five day Conference and Exhibition Tibetan Medical System and Astro-Science with a theme “Awakening the Sanctity of Life: Healing Mind, Healing Body,” in the capital by from October 23 -27, 2015 .

The programme on World’s oldest known healing and Astro science is being jointly organised by Tibet House, the Cultural Centre of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and Tibetan Medical and Astro. Institute (TMAI), Dharamsala. The venue for it is Tibet House, Cultural Centre of H.H. the Dalai Lama, 1 Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003.

“ The conference and Exhibition to be inaugurated by the Dr M C Mishra, Director, AIIMS , New Delhi is being organised In a bid to preserve and showcase the rich dynamic medical heritage of the world and promote awareness about the. The five day program shall include guest lectures, a seminar with experts from various medical traditions, exhibitions and workshops, the creation of a Medicine Buddha sand mandala, cultural shows and screenings, The major highlight shall be free health and Astrology consultancy by experts and Tibetan food stalls . The programme will also serve as a platform for medical diagnosis and the sale of herbal medical products.” Said Geshe Dorji Damdul, Director Tibet house, New Delhi.

“The Tibetan medical system is one of the world’s oldest known medical traditions. It is more than 2500 years old and It is an integral part of Tibetan culture and has been developed through many centuries. Tibetan medicine is known for treating digestive, cardiovascular, and rheumatoid ailments. As a result, it is becoming very popular alternative treatment outside Tibet. In recent years their has been surge in ancient art of healing methods both locally and internationally. people are returning to traditional medicine like Tibetan medicine and Ayurveda,” said Geshe Dorji Damdul, .

“In the 8th Century AD, under the auspices of the Tibetan king, Trisong Dhetsen, an international conference on medical sciences was organised in Tibet, perhaps the first of its kind in the history of humanity. This significant event was attended by delegates from across Asia, as a result of whose influence, the Tibetan medical system developed an unparalleled degree of sophistication.” He added .
“The importance of this system has been recognised by the Government of India. It has passed legislation in the Parliament to bring this rich Tibetan medical tradition into the country’s streams of practice, as a distinct medical system.” He said.

“The Tibetan medical system is very close to the heart of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, as one of the treasures of the ancient wisdom culture of Tibet. He emphatically advises the Tibetan medical institutions to be actively engaged in undertaking research and in bringing forth innovative ways of improving upon this ancient system of healing. Such encouragement has led to the tremendous development of Tibetan Medical and Astro. Institute’s (TMAI) Department of Pharmacy, to create more medicines and herbal products. “” said Mr. Tashi Tsering Phuri, , Director Development Manager Men-Tsee-Khang, Dharmasala

The world is today facing severe health challenges, with deletrious impacts on communities and economies. This problem can potentially be overcome with the help of various existing medical systems. While allopathic medicine has an advantage of immediately and effectively treating the external components of diseases, it is traditional medical systems, such as that of Tibet, that propagate a more holistic way of treating patients. Its unique approach that explores the interconnections between the body and mind, and the mental basis of well-being (or its obverse, disease), is increasingly recognised even by allopathic medicine as an integral component of treating patients.

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