Buddhist Medicine

Buddhist Medicine now is largely associated with Tibetan Medicine. One of the reasons for that is probably that the tibetans are known to be highly religious people and for most people, when they think of buddhism, they think of the Dalai Lama. The other reason is that the Tibetans have achieved a level of medical knowledge that has been developed through the centuries mostly isolated from the outside world. So many of the findings of Tibetan Medicine are really independent from other medical traditions and based on the fact that they spring from a grossly different perspective on life they provide very elegant solutions to many of modern worlds problems.

This site is going to be a collection of information on Tibetan Medicine AND on other healing modalities that also qualify as "Buddhist Medicine" like traditional Thai-Massage and more. If you feel that you have something to contribute something, want an event listed, or a book or any other kind of ressource, be free to join us with your information and contact us: info@buddhistmedicine.com

This site is growing, so be sure to check it out again.

Buddhist Medicine EVENTS:

October 18 - 25, 2006:

International Kadampa Buddhist Festival - US 2006 (New York)

with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Gen-la Samden Gyatso, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, Gen Kelsang Gomlam and Kadam Lucy James, Total costs are 350 USD

Buddhist Medicine BOOKS:

Understanding Buddhist Medicine by Osamu Shimada

Medicine in the Buddhist Monastery by Kenneth G. Zysk

Tibetan Medicine: The Buddhist Way of Healing by Tsewang Dolkar Khangkar

The Healing Buddha: Revised Edition (January 28, 2003) by Raoul Birnbaum

Medicine Buddha Teachings (May 25, 2004) by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

Ultimate Healing: The Power of Compassion (September 25, 2001) by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lillian Too

Tibetan Buddhist Medicine and Psychiatry Tibetan Buddhist Medicine and Psychiatry by Terry Clifford (April 30, 2003)


Buddhist Medicine MOVIES:

The Knowledge of Healing by Franz Reichle (this is a GREAT MOVIE and I really recommend you GO GET IT! Just believe me, it's one of the best documentations I've ever seen and if you have any interest in buddhism, Tibet, the Dalai Lama or traditional medicine, you will love it too!)

Buddhist Medicine LINKS:

Buddhist medicine for Cambodia's ills

Lectures on Tibetan Medicine by Dr. TENZIN CHOEDRAK (senior physician to the Dalai Lama)

Wei Qi and the Natural Human Defense System

Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

The Tibetan Mandala of Buddhist Medicine

Dongguk University (South Korea)

Tanaduk Botanical Research Institute

On the Buddhist Concept of Loving Kindness in Medicine

Link Collection to Buddhist Medicine from TJHealth.com

Good Medicine For This World (Article from Shambhala Sun)

Tibetan Medicine

Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

Tibetan Medicine Ressources

Nepalgunj Medical College

Kagyu Samye Ling Temple

Picture of the Medicine Buddha

Medicine Buddha Sculpture Gallery

Journal of Buddhist Healing

Wikipedia Article for the Dongguk University of South Korea

Buddhist Traditions (PDF Bibliography)


Khmer Buddhist Relief (Cambodian Non-Profit Organization)



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last update: January 7, 2007

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