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Teachings on Tibetan Medicine with Drupon Thinley Ningpo and Amchi Konchok Karma
April 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm| $35
Amchi Konchok Karma is a highly accomplished monk and practicing doctor of Tibetan Medicine in the Drikung Kagyu Buddhist tradition. Amchi Karma will be teaching and holding interviews with practitioners at Drikung Namgyal Ling on Saturday, April 14th and Sunday April 22nd, and as availability permits.
Limited interview spaces are available. Interview sessions will take about 20-30 minutes and cost $45. Medicine will also be available at additional cost. Please contact Pati Stein (pati.c.stein@gmail, 520.465.1882) to schedule an interview appointment with Amchi Karma.
During the morning of Saturday, April 21st Drupon Thinley Ningpo will teach on the basics of healing through balancing the energies of body and mind. Drupon will also give instructions on Mahamudra meditation, and guide the sangha on how to integrate body-mind through meditation practice. In the afternoon, Amchi Karma will give introductory teachings on the Gyud-Shi, or the Four Medical Tantras. It is said that the Gyud-Shi was originally transmitted by Buddha Shakyamuni in the form of Medicine Buddha. The Gyud-Shi is revered as one of the most important texts in tradition of Tibetan Medicine, and holds teachings on the basic sciences for healing the body-mind.
Tibetan medicine is the traditional medical system of Tibet. It uses a complex approach to diagnosis, including techniques such as pulse analysis and urinalysis, and the recommendation of behavior and dietary changes, and organic medicines, such as natural herbs and minerals. Tibetan Medicine also recommends the use of physical therapies (acupuncture, body movement) to treat illness.
Tibetan medicine understands the body to be composed of three primary energies, bile, wind, and phlegm. Wind regulates the nervous and sensory system, and also breathing. Whereas bile regulates the heat in the body, and phlegm regulates the cold in the body. When the energies are imbalanced by emotions, distress, or seasonal changes, individuals will experience physical disease.
Amchi Konchok Karma began his monastic education in 1994 at the prestigious Drikung Kagyu Institute in Dehradun. In 1998 he continued his studies at the Chambord Tibetan Institute in Darjeeling, concentrating on the spiritual aspects of healing. He completed his studies successfully with the title of Doctor Of Tibetan Medicine. Beginning in 2004, he taught and researched at the Songtsen Library in Dehradun and advanced his knowledge of medicine and buddhism, which has helped him become a well educated doctor and accomplished Buddhist monk. In 2013, Konchok Karma was appointed Secretary of the Office of HH Drikung Kyabgön Chetsang Rinpoche. At the same time he visited several countries in Europe and Asia giving lectures on Tibetan medicine. Konchok Karma shares his knowledge and expertise of Tibetan medicine with an intelligent mind and open heart for the benefit of all sentient beings.
- $20.00 for morning session
- $20.00 for afternoon session
- $35.00 for full day of teachings
April 21, 2018
Tibetan Medicine with Drupon Thinley Ningpo
10am – 12pm
12pm – 2pm
Tibetan Medicine with Amchi Konchok Karma
2pm – 5pm
No one is turned away due to lack of funds. Work-study is available in limited amounts and must be approved prior to attending. Please email us to request a work-study position