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Root of Tibetan Medicine: Health & Disease with Jason Whitlow (FTTM 1.2)

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

Online Review Class: Sunday, November 25, 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 study the fundamental principles of health and disease in TTM.

TTM explains that the nature of health is balance, and the nature of disease is imbalance. We will study the dynamic energetic qualities known as the three nyepa (loong, treepa, and beken, or wind, bile, and phlegm), as well as the seven body constituents and three waste products. We will learn how, when these energetic and physical aspects are in balance, we enjoy good health, long life, and an open, satisfied, and happy mind.

We will also study the fundamentals of pathology, including the causes and contributing conditions of disease. We will learn how disease manifests when the nyepa become deficient, in excess, or disordered in the body, and how diseases can be grouped into the two categories of hot-natured and cold-natured disorders.

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 28

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.