Traditional Tibetan Medicine, known as Sowa Rigpa, the ‘Science of Healing’, is one of the oldest healing traditions in existence, yet it remains fully alive and intact today. A truly holistic system of medicine that approaches the health of an individual at the levels of the physical body, energy, and mind, it has the fourfold aim of preventing illness, curing illness, extending life, and cultivating happiness.
Join us for a special evening with Dr. Nida Chenaktsang, Co-Founder and Medical Director of Sorig Khang International, as he shares how to lead a healthy life the Tibetan way, and introduces his most recent book The Tibetan Book of Health: Sowa Rigpa, the Science of Healing (Sky Press). Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Dr. Nida Chenaktsang
Dr. Nida Chenagtsang was born in Amdo, in Eastern Tibet. Interested in the traditional healing science of his people, he began his early medical studies at the local Tibetan Medicine hospital. Later he gained scholarship entry to Lhasa Tibetan Medical University, where he completed his medical education in 1996. Dr. Nida completed his practical training at the Tibetan Medicine hospitals in Lhasa and Lhoka.
Dr. Nida has published many articles and books on Sowa Rigpa (Traditional Tibetan Medicine). He has extensively researched ancient Tibetan healing methods, and has gained high acclaim in the East and West for his revival of traditional Tibetan external healing therapies.
Dr. Nida is the Co-Founder and Medical Director of Sorig Khang International, formerly the International Academy for Traditional Tibetan Medicine. He is also the Co-Founder of the International Ngak-mang Institute, established to preserve and maintain the Rebkong Ngakpa yogic culture within modern Tibetan society.
Fluent in English and known for his humorous and accessible style, Dr. Nida trains students in Sowa Rigpa and the Yuthok Nyingthig spiritual tradition in over 40 countries around the world.
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