Health Perspectives: The Tibetan View on Death and Dying
- Library Hall
Death is a natural part of life. His Holiness the Dalai Lama writes: "We can either choose to ignore it or we can confront the prospect of our own death, and by thinking clearly about it, try to minimize the suffering that it can bring." In this talk, Dr. Jampa Yonten, a Tibetan physician who is visiting the Yampa Valley from India, will speak to the unique view Tibetans hold regarding dying, death and rebirth. Tibetan Medicine is one of the oldest medical system on earth, believed by the Tibetans to be taught directly by the Medicine Buddha and practiced continuously for over 2500 years. The principles of Tibetan Medicine understand health through balance of body, mind and spirit.
About the speaker
Dr. Yonten practices traditional Tibetan Medicine and is the Director of the Tibetan Healing and Wellness Center in Bangalore, India. He is a graduate of the Chakpori Medical Tibetan Medical Institute in Darjeerling under the late Trogawa Rinpoche. In addition he studied under Dr. Lobsang Chopal in Dharamsala, India, and received transmission of the fundamental text from Dr. Tenzin Chodrak. He has been awarded the Gold Medal by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine.
This talk is generously sponsored by the Humble Ranch Education and Therapy Center.
About the library's Health Perspectives Series
This is an ongoing, once-in-an-occasional series of talks, workshops and films that brings together professional expertise in nutrition, exercise and general health for free community programs at the Bud Werner Memorial Library.