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 online 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.
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 online 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!
Provided that entry of our Tibetan lecturers is possible again due to the Covid measures, the course will begin on June 11 – 12, 2021 with the first module and end in July 2022 with the final examination.
Upon completion of all 8 modules and positive evaluation of at least 80% of the assignments, you will receive a confirmation of participation and are admitted to the final exam.
Students who pass the exam will receive a certificate issued jointly by Tibetzentrum Austria and Men-Tsee-Khang (the Tibetan Medical Institute in Dharamsala, India).
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