Open Events

May XX 2010 Conway,USA by Administrator

This live webcast and the ON-DEMAND sessions below are open to eveyone.

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1 May 2011

Topic: Conception and Embryology



2 April 2011



04 December 2010

Topic: At the Time of Death

The unique signs of death and ways of caring for the dying according to Tibetan Medicine.


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06 November 2010

Topic: Geriatrics in Tibetan Medicine

How to age in a healthy way and care for the elderly according to the theory of Tibetan Medicine.

02 October 2010

Topic: Balanced Living through Diet and Lifestyle

Guest Lecturer: Menpa (Dr.) Tashi Dorjee
The preventative approach in Tibetan Medicine with an emphasis on balancing the Western diet and lifestyle.

04 September 2010

Topic: The Five Elements: An Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

The basic medical theory underlying Tibetan Medicine.


  • Friday, April 30th, 2010

    Topic: Properly Harvesting and Processing Herbs in Tibetan Medicine

    In the Tibetan tradition all herbs are considered medicine, but there are a number of guidelines on how to properly harvest and process them. These include the location where they are picked, the correct time to pick, and how to detoxify, dry, store, and prepare the herbs as medicine. Part I
  • 30 April 2010 Part II



  • Tibetan Medicine - 2 April 2010 part 1 :

    Topic: Sacred Conduct of the Tibetan Physician

    A physician holds one of the highest and most respected roles in traditional Tibetan society. In this workshop Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo will share her understanding of what kind of conduct is necessary in order to carry the title of a TIbetan doctor. PART I
  • 2 April 2010 part II



  • Tibetan Medicine - 5 March 2010 part 1 :

    Topic: Mental Illness in Tibetan medicine

    According to Tibetan Medicine there are two causes of Mental Illness: direct and indirect. Direct causes include diet, behavior, emotional problems, season, and provocation. The Indirect cause is attachment. In this talk Dr. Wangmo will explore how mental diseases are considered in the field of Tibetan Medicine. PART I
  • 5 March 2010 part 2 PART II



  • Tibetan Medicine - 4 December 2009 :

    Topic: Flowers of the Internal Organs: How the sense organs and internal organs are related in Tibetan medicine

    Tibetan medicine considers that each of the five sense organs are connected to specific internal organs. Therefore in Tibetan medical diagnostics, the sense organs are observed in order to diagnose problems with the internal organs. The Tibetan doctor ascertains how the sense organs are functioning and how they appear in order to collect more information on the state of the internal organs with which they are connected. Likewise, problems with the sense organs can also often be healed by treating the internal organ with which they are connected.



  • Tibetan Medicine - 6 November 2009 :

    Topic: Dharma and Medicine: The special Relationship between Tibetan Medicine and Buddhism

    According to Tibetan Medicine and Buddhism, the unique cause of all suffering and illness is ignorance. Ignorance gives rise to the three poisonous afflictions: attachment, hatred, and confusion. These three poisons are interdependent with the elements responsible for the functions of the body, known as the nyepa gsum in the theory of Tibetan Medicine. When out of balance the nyepa gsum are the direct cause for physical illness. By exploring this fundamental theory in Tibetan Medicine, as well as other unique features such as consciousness in embryology and karmic conditions of disease, we can better understand Tibetan Medicine's special relationship with Buddhist philosophy.



  • Tibetan Medicine - 2 October 2009

    Topic: The Essential Principle for Maintaining Health in Tibetan Medicine

    It has become common knowledge that a healthy diet is the key to maintaining good health. In Tibetan Medicine it is not considered that one type of food is good for all. Instead the main emphasis is put on how to keep one's own digestion strong to keep in good health. It is considered that the primary factor which keeps good digestive function is the fire element. Therefore to maintain good digestion the most important thing is to protect the fire element with balanced diet and lifestyle specifically based on one's own condition of constitution, age, environment and seasonal factors. In the theory of Tibetan Medicine all chronic diseases are caused by indigestion, therefore this topic is of utmost importance. PART I
  • 2 October 2009 - Part II

About the Instructor: Lhajeh (Dr.) Phuntsog Wangmo

Lhajeh (Dr.) Phuntsog Wangmo received her advanced degree from the Lhasa University School of Traditional Medicine in 1988 where she also served a two-year residency after completing her five year training program (1983-1990). During that time she studied with the Khenpos Troru Tsenam and Gyaltsen, two of Tibet's foremost doctors who are credited with the revival of Tibetan Medicine within Tibet under the Chinese. Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo had the exceptional opportunity of extensive clinical training under Khenpo Troru Tsenam for four years. Thereafter, she dedicated many years of work as a doctor in Eastern Tibet where she collaborated and directed the implementation of A.S.I.A. the non-profit organization founded by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu. Since that time, she has worked on behalf of A.S.I.A. setting up hospitals and training centers in the remote regions of Sichuan Province and Chamdo Perfecture.

From 1996-present, she has been the A.S.I.A. project coordinator in Tibet for the development of Gamthog Hospital in collaboration with expatriate personnel as well as the overall health coordinator and practitioner of traditional Tibetan medicine supervising health activities throughout the surrounding region of Chamdo Perfecture. Prior to 1996, she was on the faculty of Shang Shung Institute in Italy where she gave numerous seminars and conference presentations on Tibetan medicine. Dr. Wangmo remains in residence at the Shang Shung Institute in America where she is the director of the Institute's Traditional Tibetan Medicine Program.