Tibetan Medicine Program October 18-21, 2019

White Lotus is pleased to announce a program on Tibetan Medicine with Menpa Kunchog.

Tibet holds a vast and flourishing science of herbal and naturopathic medicine which includes healing modalities such as meditation, mantra, and so forth. To understand Tibetan medicine requires extensive training, education and practice with experienced doctors.

Originally from the Amdo region of Tibet, Menpa Kunchog studied the classical medical tantras with several well-known doctors and eventually earned an MA in Tibetan Medicine at Qinhai Medical College (China). In addition, he completed multiple shorter apprenticeships with other esteemed practitioners of Tibetan medicine.

When he came to the United States, Dr. Kunchog continued supplementing his extensive training with studies in acupuncture and other disciplines at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, graduating in April 2019. He now sees patients at his own clinic in Manhattan where he lives with his wife and two children.

A devoted Buddhist practitioner, Dr. Kunchog also teaches Tibetan language at Columbia University in New York as well as tending to his physician responsibilities.

He is an old friend of White Lotus Buddhist Center, having become part of our sangha while a student at RIT. He taught here previously and we are delighted to have him return for this program. For more details on his background go to: http://www.menpakunchog.com/about/. You can also visit his FB page: Guna Natha Tibetan Medicine.

The program will consist of a film and discussion on Tibetan medicine, lectures and demonstrations of some self-healing skills and a Medicine Buddha practice. In addition, Dr. Kunchog will be available for medical consults. Consults will consist of urine analysis, pulse reading, and questioning of the patient. Detailed information will be sent to those who request appointments with the doctor.

The Tibetan Medicine Program

Friday, October 18                                                                                                      7:00 pm  Film: Knowledge of Healing – a documentary on Tibetan Medicine                     (A Film by Franz Reichle featuring The XIV Dalai Lama and others) 89 min.                       Discussion to follow.  Instead of being based on biochemistry, Tibetan medical thinking, which is strongly rooted in Buddhist principles, views the human body as governed by an elaborately organized and codified system of energies flowing through a system of channels. Its practice has been taught over last four centuries in Tibetan medical schools, most of which were destroyed by the Chinese in the late 1950’s and early 60’s.

Sat 10/19  &  Sun 10/20                                                                                             10:00 am – 12:30 pm: Lecture and demonstration of self-healing skills.                        1:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Consults

Monday 10/21:                                                                                                             1:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Consults                                                                                         7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Medicine Buddha Practice                                                       Medicine Buddha is considered the Buddha of healing and medicine whose practice is not only a very powerful method for healing and increasing healing powers for oneself and others, but also for overcoming the inner sickness of attachment, hatred, and ignorance.

Cost:* payment may be made at the door – students 50% discount (except for consults) Friday film and discussion: $10                                                                               Saturday lecture and demonstrations:  $20                                                               Sunday lecture and demonstrations:  $20                                                                  Doctor Consults:  $95 (this includes a one month supply of herbal medicines when prescribed.) Payment made at the time of your consult.

Questions and/or anyone wishing to schedule a consult (approximately 30 minutes) should contact us at info@whitelotusdharma.org.       

Location: all events will be held at White Lotus Buddhist Center, 815 Park Ave (2nd floor of Immanuel Baptist Church) in Rochester, NY.                           

*Students 50% (EXCEPT for Dr consults).