Drepung Loseling Monastery - Health & Healing Program
Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc., an affiliate of Emory University, presents



Workshop & Consultations by
Renowned Tibetan Physician
Dr. Pema Dorjee

October 19 - Nov 16, 2009


Tibetan medicine is one of the oldest and most comprehensive medical systems in existence. It is a holistic philosophy that seeks to maintain the harmonious operation and balance of all the energies that constitute the human psycho-physical being. Based on the centuries-old Buddhist study of the mind, it has provided what seem to be miracle cures for diseases often considered untreatable by allopathic medicine.

Personal Consultations
October 19 - Nov 16, 2009

Dr. Dorjee is a renowned and respected clinician whose skills in diagnosing illness and prescribing treatment are legendary. During his stay in Atlanta, Dr. Dorjee will be available for a limited number of private consultations. The fee is $50 for a 30-minute initial consultation. This fee does not include the cost of any herbal remedies that may be prescribed. It is recommended that those with serious ailments book an appointment early in Dr. Dorjee’s visit in case a follow-up is needed. Appointments are available beginning October 19 by calling (404) 982-0051.


Tibetan Medical Treatment for Depression and Anxiety
Sunday, October 25, 2009 • 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Dr. Dorjee will present an overall view of depression and anxiety from the traditional Tibetan medical science in a most comprehensive and holistic approach both in theory and practice. His presentation will be enriched by his personal and practical experience of dealing with numerous patients both in the East and the West. He will explain the predispositions, causes and symptoms of depression and anxiety and correlate their development based on factors of nutrition, activity, environment and psychology, and how these are related to our stress driven life-styles and habits. Dr. Dorjee will also explain how traditional remedies are applied by Tibetan physicians. There will be ample opportunity for questions and discussion.

The fee is $60 for members and $75 for non members.
Please register by calling (404) 982-0051. Pre-registration is required by October 20, 2009.


To pre-register for the workshop or schedule an appointment
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Dr. Pema Dorjee

Pema Dorjee was born in 1950 in Tibet. When he was nine years old, his parents fled to India as the Chinese invaded Tibet. He completed his medical studies in 1974 under the renowned professor Dr. Barshi Phuntsok at the Men-Tsee-Khang, the Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute. A distinguished student, Dr. Dorjee was selected to complete his internship under Dr. Yeshi Dhonden, the personal physician to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

After completing his internship, he directed various branch clinics of the Men-Tsee-Khang in Nepal, New Delhi, Dharamsala, Itanagar, Calcutta and most recently, Salugara, West Bengal. During Dr. Dorjee’s tenure at the Calcutta clinic, the Indian publication Telegraph Magazine did a cover story about his work, calling him a “Miracle Man.”

Dr. Dorjee was elected the first chairperson of the Menpa Lhentsog (Tibetan Medical Council) and for three years served as General Secretary of Men-Tsee-Khang; currently he is Technical Advisor to the Research and Development Department.

He participated in the Second International Congress on Tibetan Medicine, held in Washington, D.C. in 2003, and has been awarded various honors throughout his career, including the Gold Medal and the Gem of Alternative Medicine from the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine in recognition of his dedicated service to Tibetan medicine.

Dr. Dorjee has written two books and numerous articles on Tibetan medicine and has translated textbooks from other medical systems into Tibetan. This is his fifth visit to the United States.



At Emory University: The Ethics of Healing Symposium
22, 2009     7:30 - 9:00 pm
Dr. Dorjee and Dr. Raymond F. Schinazi at Emory, click on the link below.

The Ethics of Healing - Perspectives of Tibetan and Modern Biomedicine

Free and open to the public