Tibetan medicine

Tawni Tidwell, TMD, PhD at the Rubin -

Mar 10, 2020

We are delighted to share the news that Samye Institute’s frequent contributor, Dr. Tawni Tidwell. PhD, will be giving a workshop on Tibetan Medicine at the Rubin Museum in New York City...

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Seasonal Influences on Health: Recommendations for the Freeze of Winter -

Dec 12, 2019

Seasonal influences contribute to our overall physical health. In our previous blog we introduced the seasonal approach to diet and behavior in Tibetan medicine by discussing the Fourfold Cooling Method for excess...

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Fourfold Cooling Method -

Aug 21, 2019

 Fourfold Cooling Method: Begin By Understanding the Seasons Tibetan medicine calls for specific seasonal behavior.  The seasons can be divided either by equinox and solstice, the four seasons as we do in...

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Care-taking rLüng During Long Practice Hours -

Apr 29, 2019

By Dr. Tawni Tidwell It is important to recognize that extended practice can proliferate and aggravate rlüng (lōōng). As we remember from our introductory blog post, rlüng are the coarse and subtle winds in...

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Tibetan Medicine Basics: Units of Distinction -

Feb 26, 2019

Units of Distinction Tibetan Medicine Basics offers a brief introduction to an alternative way of viewing the human body. Western and Tibetan medicine look at the same body through different lenses, so...

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Training Tibetan Doctors -

Feb 12, 2019

Training Tibetan Doctors Training Tibetan Doctors has been an important function of education since the founding of Samye monastery in the 8th century. From the earliest period, students were encouraged to learn...

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