Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Choegyal Namkhai Norbu’s Keynote Address at the Tibetan Medicine Conference, Ancient Medicine for Modern Life at the Rubin Museum on July 27, 2014 is now Online

Choegyal Namkhai  Norbu’s Keynote address given at the Second International Conference on Tibetan Medicine co-presented by the American Tibetan Medical Association, Shang Shung Institute, and Shang Shung Institute School of Tibetan Medicine at the Rubin Museum of Art, New York, New York is now available online in the Mirror, International Newspaper of the Dzogchen Community.
It is very important to know that, in ancient times, Tibetan medicine came from Shang Shung. But then later, connections with the Ayurvedic tradition of India developed, and also with Chinese medicine, and then there were many encounters in many historical epochs, of which there are records. Tibetan medicine has developed very perfectly, combining many traditions, not only that of Shang Shung. So, it is very important we are learning more and continually developing this knowledge of Tibetan medicine, particularly in the Western world.

Reprinted from the Mirror
Transliterated and edited by Bret Bourman and Lauri Denyer. Read Lauri’s great account of the actual conference at the same link.

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