Tibetan physician Dr. Chenga Lhamo will discuss the origins and guiding principles of the Tibetan science of healing on August 1 and the ways to incorporate traditional Tibetan medicine into contemporary Western lifestyles on August 2. Both seminars will take place from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Gampopa Center in Annapolis.
Dr. Lhamo completed her Tibetan bachelor's degree (kachupa degree) in 2002 at Men-Tsee-Khang, the Tibetan Medical & Astrological Institute (TMAI), which was established 100 years ago in Tibet by the 13th Dalai Lama. It was re-established in Dharamsala, India 55 years ago by the 14th Dalai Lama.
After graduation, she pursued years of further studies and clinical practice in TMAI's various branch clinics, and received a doctorate degree (menrampa degree) from TMAI in 2014.
Dr. Lhamo resides and practices medicine in India, where she specializes in Tibetan massage, acupuncture, yoga and other traditional medical regimens designed to decrease body pain and increase detoxification and relaxation.
While Dr. Lhamo has been very successful in treating different illnesses by providing patients with proper care, incorporating changes in their diet and offering precautionary advice on lifestyle choices, these were effectively achieved as she conducts her practice with substantial compassion and empathy for her patients, which are attributes essential to the Buddhist teachings.
Her medical knowledge and clinical patient care experiences have been acknowledged and admired by both Tibetan and Indian communities in India as she has been repeatedly invited for health consultations and seminars on Tibetan medicine in Germany and Switzerland in recent years.
Whether Buddhist or non-Buddhist, healthcare practitioner or not, all are invited to explore the time-tested wisdom of Traditional Tibetan Medicine.
The Gampopa Center is located at 918 Chesapeake Avenue, 2nd floor, Annapolis. The cost is $25 per night, and people may attend one or both nights. No advance registration is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.