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Root of Tibetan Medicine: Intro & Fundamentals with Jason Whitlow (FTTM 1.1)

  • San Rafael & Online San Rafael, CA, 94901 United States (map)

Online Review Class: Sunday, November 4, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Traditional Tibetan Medicine (TTM, known in Tibetan as Sowa Rigpa or Sorig) is one of the oldest healing sciences on earth. It offers a vast medical knowledge that is accessible to everyone, and cultivates a happy mind along with a healthy body.

In this workshop we will explore the fundamental philosophies underlying TTM, including interdependence (tendrel), cause and effect (karma), and continuous authentic education (tantra), and will learn how the building blocks of the five elements form our body, energy, mind, and the world around us. We will also study the basics of the Tibetan language and the origins, history, schools, and contemporary practice of TTM.

We will then embark on our study of the Four Medical Tantras, the root texts of TTM, with their mnemonic system of illustrated trees. We will particularly focus on the Root Tantra, of which it is said “If you understand the Root Tantra well, you understand all of Tibetan Medicine”.

This workshop is part of the two-year Foundations of TTM program in Tibetan Medicine & External Therapies offered by Sorig Khang Bay Area and Sorig Khang International. Students are welcome to attend select workshops, or the entire program. Learn more →


Early Registration Deadline: October 14

This workshop is included in the Foundations of TTM entire program tuition — please contact us if you are already registered for the FTTM program and wish to attend, or if you wish to register for the program.

Acupuncture and massage CEUs are available.

Text and material fees are separate.
CEU certificate fees are separate.
50% discount is available to students repeating a module.

Earlier Event: October 19
Yuthok's Eliminating Obstacles Practice
Later Event: November 2
Dakini Healing Mantra Practice