Tibet House, the cultural Centre of Dalai Lama is hosting a 5 day Conference and Exhibition on Tibetan Medical System and Astro-Science with a theme “Awakening the Sanctity of Life: Healing Mind, Healing Body,” in New Delhi 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 Conference and Exhibition would be inaugurated by the Dr M C Mishra, Director, AIIMS , New Delhi.. 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,” Damdul added..
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.
“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 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,” said Tashi Tsering Phuri, , Director Development Manager Men-Tsee-Khang, Dharmasala
Tibetan system’s 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.