Tsewang Dolkar Khangkar studied at the Tibetan Medical & Astrological Institute in Dharamsala. She took her apprenticeship under her late and renowned mother Dr. Lobsang Dolma Khangkar, and today runs a clinic in Delhi and a consultancy clinic in Bombay. She travels all over the world giving lectures on Tibetan medicine and also conducts annual field research in herb-picking at the higher reaches of the Himalayas.
Tibetan medicine is a traditional form of healing which employs natural materials (herbs, minerals, precious stones, metals) for compounding medicines. Buddhist healing is intimately linked with Buddhist philosophy. Initially, monks were initiates into the art of healing, but later family lineages developed till eventually it became a community service. Today it is practised by a handful of authorised amchis (doctors) only. Read about this fascinating system which links ill health with the state of the mind. The legendary scroll paintings used to teach medicine adorn this basic study of the Buddhist way of healing.
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