Tibetan Medicine 101: History & Context – Ep. 120

Traditional Tibetan Medicine as preserved in Tibet with it’s practical synthesis of Ayurvedic, Chinese & Greek diagnosis systems is widely regarded as one of the greatest gems of Tibetan Culture.

Opening this special podcast with recitation of the mantras of Avalokiteśvara, Tara & The Medicine Buddha Professor Thurman provides a detailed history of Traditional Tibetan Medicine and his own Buddhist studies with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Geshe Wangyal, Yeshi Dhonden & Dr Nida Chenagtsang.

Tibetan Medicine Buddha Statue with Robert AF Thurman
Image © Gaby Altenberger via www.flickr.com.

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The song ‘Dancing Ling’ by Tenzin Choegyal from the album ‘Heart Sutra‘ (2004) by Ethno Super Lounge is used on the Bob Thurman Podcast with artist’s permission, all rights reserved.

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