Our course offers the unique opportunity to learn the traditional system of Tibetan medicine (Sowa Rigpa) from authentic Tibetan doctors (= Amchi). This knowledge can be profitably integrated both in the private sector and in the professional environment and applied practically for health promotion.
The holistic system of traditional Tibetan medicine (Sowa Rigpa, short: TTM) originated in Tibet as a synthesis of originally Tibetan and other healing systems. The “Tantras of Tibetan Medicine” (tib: rgyud bzhi) are the most important textual basis and still serve as the basis for study today. The course therefore also provides a deep insight into Tibetan culture and and the “Tibetan way of life”.
Anyone is welcome to join! There are no prerequisites. Your teachers will be traditional Tibetan Amchis, alongside other experienced and qualified teachers. Language of instruction is English with German translation.
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The “Fundamentals of TTM” course can also be useful as the theoretical basis and first step in our Professional Jamche-Kunye Training »
Depending on the module, classes are either Attendance Classes or Distant Learning:
- Attendance Classes are conducted at Tibet Center Austria, located in the peaceful, scenic mountain village of Knappenberg, Austria – directions »
- Distance Learning is provided either by:
– Live, interactive Webinars
– or pre-recorded audio or video
While all classes are available online, we do recommend that you attend the first and last modules in person, if at all possible.
The course starts in autumn 2020 and ends with the final exam in July 2021.
Attendance Classes are offered during intensive, 2-day weekends,
while Distance Learning modules tend to be series of hour-and-a-half long classes;
you may join the live Webinars or watch the recordings on your own time.
Because all modules are available online, and can be completed through distance study, you may join the course even after it has already started!
Successfully completing the course requires completing all homeworks (which entitles you to a document of participation).
While the final exam is optional, students who pass will also receive an official certificate, jointly issued by Tibet Center Austria and Men-Tsee-Khang, Dharamsala, India.
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