Tibetan Medicine and its Buddhist Contexts

Yoeli-Tlalim, Ronit. 2020. Tibetan Medicine and its Buddhist Contexts. In: John Barton, ed. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Book Section]

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Tibetan medicine, also known as Sowa Rigpa (gso ba rig pa, the art, or knowledge of healing), has had a long and illustrious history, which has been intertwined with Buddhism in various aspects. It has been taught and practiced along with Tibetan Buddhism in areas that encompass the TAR (Tibetan Autonomous Region, since the mid-20th century part of China), areas of mainland China (Sichuan, Gansu, Qinghai, Yunnan), Ladakh, Nepal, Bhutan, Mongolia, and Buryatia (south Siberia, Russia). It is also practiced in India, particularly among the Tibetan exiled community, and in various parts of Europe and the United States.

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Tibetan medicine, Sowa Rigpa, Four Treatises, Four Tantras, Gyushi, body-mind

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31 January 2020Published

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20 Feb 2019 14:51

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05 Feb 2020 13:19



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