Drepung Loseling Monastery - Spiritual Development Program
Drepung Loseling Monastery
Presents a Public Talk by
  Prof. Rakdo Lobsang Tenzin Rinpoche  
  Sok-Lung: Energy Related Disorders
Causes & Remedies in Tibetan Medicine
  Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 7:30 pm  

During his brief visit to discuss a collaborative research project on Tibetan Medicine with the world renowned Emory scientist, Dr. Raymond Schinazi, Rakdo Rinpoche will give a talk on the many manifestations of energy related disorders called Sok-Lung. As ancient as the human origin, this energy disorder encompasses hypertension, stress, anxiety, depression as well as some chronic mental disorders. He will present its causes and the various methods of healing Sok-Lung in accordance with the ancient Tibetan medical and Buddhist healing traditions and their relevance to our stress driven life-styles and habits.


Professor Rakdo Lobsang Tenzin Rinpoche was born in 1956, near Chamdo in Eastern Tibet. At age 3, he was recognized by Takpo Dorje Chang, a renowned Lama, as the reincarnation of Rakdo Rinpoche of Ganden Cho Khor Monastery. He received his formal monastic education at an early age and secretly continued to find teachers even during the peak of the Communist Cultural Revolution in Tibet. From 1974 until 1979, he studied Tibetan medical theory and practice under the great master Kunga. In 1979, Professor Rakdo Lobsang Tenzin continued his studies at Lhasa Mentsekhang with renowned scholars, such as Toru Tsenam Rinpoche and Lobsang Wangchuck in linguistics, Buddhist philosophy, Astrological Science and Tibetan Medicine.

From 1983 to 1985, Professor Rakdo was engaged in collection, research and publication of rare Tibetan medical, history and Buddhist texts. In 1986, he was the editor of the Tibetan People’s Publication, in the Tibetan Autonomous Region. In 1987, he fled to India and worked as a lecturer at the Tibetan Astro Medical College in Dharamsala, teaching Tibetan medical theory and practice, as well as, linguistics, Astrological Sciences and Buddhist philosophy. Professor Rakdo taught at the Department of Tibetan Medicine at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (CIHTS), in Sarnath, Varanasi from 1993 to 1996. Subsequently, he was honored as the Senior Lecturer, and in 1998, was appointed as a Professor of Tibetan Medicine. Currently, he teaches, conducts research, and treats patients at the CIHTS medical clinic. He has manufactured more than 100 different medicines and continues to research and guide students in drug design research.


This talk is free of charge.
A voluntary offering to the teacher is recommended.

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