The Quintessence Tantras of Tibetan Medicine

The Quintessence Tantras of Tibetan Medicine

by Dalai Lama, Barry Clark

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The Quintessence Tantras of Tibetan Medicine is a thorough, detailed, and systematic analysis of the characteristics of healthy and diseased bodies. Discussed are the diagnostic techniques of pulse and urine analysis, principles of right diet, right lifestyle, and behavioral factors—and a treasury of knowledge about the beneficial applications of herbs, plants, spices, minerals, gems, etc. Also included are the subtle and psychological techniques of therapeutics, and the ethics and conduct required of a Tibetan physician—a warrior-like person equipped to overcome even the most formidable internal and external obstacles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781559397759
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 09/30/2014
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Dr. Barry Clark is the only Westerner to have undergone the complete theoretical and clinical training of a Tibetan doctor. For almost 20 years, he has studied, practiced, and taught the ancient science of Tibetan medicine. His primary teacher was Dr. Yeshe Donden, the personal physician to H.H. the Dalai Lama for eighteen years. Dr. Clark now lives and practices in New Zealand and frequently teaches and gives workshops in Europe, North America, and Southeast Asia.

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"I am happy that after more than ten years studying Tibetan medicine, both in theory and practice under the tutelage of a number of Tibetan physicians, Dr. Barry Clark has compiled The Quintessence Tantras of Tibetan Medicine. In it, he presents clear and accurate translations of the Root and Explanatory Tantras, two works of such fundamental importance in the Tibetan medical system that they are commonly memorised by medical students."—The Dalai Lama

"Dr. Clark is very thorough and provides a wealth of information to the relatively obscure field of Tibetan medicine. He also provides an important translation of two of the principle tantras in Tibetan medicine, making this book one of the finest in its genre."—Explorations

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