Building on five decades of study, clinical practice, and teaching, this set of comprehensive textbooks aims to provide a unique contemporary overview of the science of healing known as Sowa Rigpa. »No English«-language publication of comparable scope has appeared so far. This series is therefore an essential guide and reference for students of Tibetan, Asian, and Buddhist medical traditions, as well as for health Professionals, therapists, and researchers.
»Foundations» is the first textbook of the New Light series. This beautifully illustrated volume introduces the Buddhist roots and historical development of Sowa Rigpa, as well as the structure of the most important classical Tibetan medical text: the Four Tantras [Gyüzhi]. Based on this classic yet adding novel insights, the main focus of the book is the systematic explanation of the three humors, metabolism, embryology, and the functions of the organs, channels, and chakras.
Summarized in the form of metaphorical tree diagrams and placed in the context of the physician's ethical code, these chapters provide a solid theoretical foundation for understanding the gross and subtie physiology of the body-mind. New Light on Tibetan Medicine:
Volume I - Foundations is clearly structured, packed with insightful figures and tables, and backed up by an extensive glossary of Tibetan terms, making this pioneering work easily accessible is the first textbook of the New Light series. This beautifully illustrated volume introduces the Buddhist roots and historical development of Sowa Rigpa, as well as the structure of the most important classical Tibetan medical text: the Four Tantras [Gyüzhi].
The author Dr. Pasang Yonten Arya [Menrampa] is an internationally renowned senior practitioner, scholar, and teacher of Sowa Rigpa. He trained at Men-Tsee-Khang in Dharamsala, where he graduated first of his class in 1977 and served as assistant pharmacist, professor, and College principal until 1989. After lecturing at the Central Institute for Buddhist Studies [Ladakh, 1989-1991], he moved to Europe, where he acted as guest professor in Tibetan medicine for DAGfA [the German Medical Association for Acupuncture] for more than two decades. He co-founded and directs the New Yuthok Institute [Italy] as well as TME - Tibetan Medicine Education Center [Switzerland], through which he has instructed hundreds of students on dinical, yogic, and tantric knowledge and practices
that balance the body-mind