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Fundamentals of Traditional Tibetan Medicine

TTM – Diploma Course

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Don’t miss the unique chance to learn and study the traditional system of the Tibetan healing science (tib. Sowa Rigpa) from authentic Tibetan Amchis ("Amchi" means physician of traditional Tibetan medicine). Thanks to the modular structure and flexible schedule (distant study) this course can be attended by people from all over Europe. 

The course is also the first step in the Opens internal link in current windowprofessional training for Tibetan Jamche-Kunye practice (according to legal requirements in Austria only).

Aim: Participants get a profound knowledge base of TTM. This knowledge can be applied with great benefit for general health prevention purposes in the personal and private environment and can be integrated very well into the vocational fields of health & wellness, medicine, natural therapies, dietetics, massage, psychotherapy etc.  

Target audience: Everybody who is interested in the Tibetan culture and lifestyle and in holistic medicine systems in general; persons who work in the fields of health and/or wellness

Prerequisites: none

Schedule and Contents (subject to change):

21 - 23 April 2017

Module 1
Introduction, the three nyes pa, Embryology
May 2017
distant study
Module 2
Theory of 5 Elements, History of TTM and the Medical Tantras (rGyud bzhi), Physiology
16 - 18 June 2017Module 3
Causes of disorders, symptoms of imbalanced nyes pa, tastes & dietary 1
14 - 16 July 2017Module 4
Introduction to mild therapies, Materia Medica (source substances) of TTM, herbs excursion
August 2017
distant study
Module 5
Lifestyle and health, potencies and characteristics of medicine, dietary 2, mind-body-relationship
15 - 17 September 2017Module 6
Allegorical tree of root Tantra, disorders of imbalanced mkhris pa and bad kan
6 - 8 October 2017Module 7
Traditional pulse reading and urine examination, introduction to drastic therapies
November 2017
distant study
Module 8
Revision, deepening of topics
Spring 2018Written final exam
Exam fee: € 250

Please note: The education on Traditional Tibetan Medicine does not fulfill the criteria of scientism which is, according to law, necessary in terms of established health care education. If a participant of the course is planning to involve aspects of the Traditional Tibetan Medicine in his or her profession, he or she is solely responsible regarding legal permission. This Diploma Course does not represent an education of a medical or health profession. 

Completion: after successful completion of the final exam a certificate is issued jointly by Tibet Center Institute and Men-Tsee-Khang.

Advanced courses which you can attend at the same time or following the fundamentals course:

Course language: English, with translation into German.

Course venue
is the new building of Tibet Center Institute in Knappenberg at 1.000 m altitude, with great views of the surrounding mountains and sceneries.

Kindly note: Please be aware that accommodation is not included in the course fee. Kindly arrange your accommodation yourself. For your convenience you will find all information about accommodation in the left hand navigation on our website.

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