The Second International Conference on Tibetan Medicine

Presented by the American Tibetan Medical Association (ATMA), the International Shang Shung Institute, and Shang Shung School of Tibetan Medicine at the Rubin Museum of Art

Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27, 2014


Registration for the weekend: $200 | Register Online Now


Saturday, July 26, Day One Agenda 

8:30 a.m. Buy Tickets
with Dr. Gerry Steinberg, Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo, Dr. Yangdron Kalzang, and Dr. Kunchok Gyaltsen
Invocation, Welcome, and Introduction to Tibetan Medicine
Including its Current State and Hoped-for Future

10:15 a.m. Buy Tickets
with Dr. Thubten Phuntsok
History of Tibetan Medicine and Overview of the Tibetan Medical System
Discover the intrinsic relationships between Mind/Body, Imbalance and Treatment using
holistic healing approaches based on the five elements and Tibetan astrology.

11:30 a.m. Buy Tickets
with Dr. Riwang, Dr. Kharma Tsoknyi
Tibetan Medicine at its Best: Stroke, Heart and Cardiovascular Disease
Presentations by specialists in their field. Presenters Dr. Riwang (Stroke), Dr. Kharma
Tsoknyi (Heart), and special reference to Dr. Namgyal Qusar’s research and established
guidelines on the effects of diet, nutrition and other preventative and treatment

12:45 p.m. 

2:00 p.m. (optional)
Experiencing Techniques: Kunye Massage, Horme and Compresses
Relax into a firsthand experience of healing techniques of several of Tibetan Medicine’s
external therapies in a comfortable and informal clinic setting. See Sunday’s Schedule
for additional information about Medical Consultation opportunities with senior

3:15 p.m. Buy Tickets
with Dr. Lushamgyal and Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo
Tibetan Medicine at its best: Mental Illness Care
Tibetan Medicine offers thousands of years of clinical experience in mental health and
psychological imbalances. This session offers insight into side-effect-free alternatives to
managing stress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, ADD, ADHD, insomnia, and
obsessive worry.

4:30 p.m. Buy Tickets
with Dr. Kunchok Gyaltsen
Wellness in Tibetan Medicine
The main purpose of Tibetan Medicine is well-being of people. And to know the concept
and practice of Tibetan Medicine wellness is important. In order to understand human
well-being, we have to learn four major factors including time, external factors, diet and
lifestyle of people. Those four factors need to be the state of “appropriate minor” if one
achieves health of physical, mind and body.

5:30 p.m. Buy Tickets
with Dr. Kalsang Wangyal, Dr. Yangdron Kalzang, and Dr. Tashi Dorje!
Tibetan Medicine at its best: Cancer Care
An in-depth analysis of Pathology, Diagnostics, and Treatment methods based on
histories and case studies. Q&A to follow.

6:30 p.m. Buy Tickets
Dr. Namgyal Tsering
Treatment Methods, Diagnostics, and Pathology


Sunday, July 27, Day Two Agenda 

8:30 a.m.
Experiencing Techniques: Yantra Yoga, Breathing, and Meditation
A wonderful opportunity to experience the uninterrupted lineage of Tibetan Yantra Yoga. Through positions, movements and breath, one’s energy is coordinated and harmonized so as to let the mind relax and find its authentic balance. This is a fundamental practice for all ages, as well as a prescribed therapy with countless benefits for mental and physical wellbeing.

9:30 a.m. with Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Keynote Address

10:00 a.m.
Roundtable Discussion with Tea Service: Tibetan Medicine in Current Practice: Perspectives from Around the Globe – All invited presenters, seated among the participants

12:00 p.m. Buy Tickets
with Dr. Otsang Tsokchen, Dr. Lushamgyal, Dr. Thubten Phuntsok, Dr. Lobsang Tenzin, Dr. Kunchok Gyaltsen, Dr. Phuntsog Wangmo, Dr. Yangdron Kalzang Panel Discussion: Standardization, Education, and Integration of Tibetan Medicine into the West. Conclusion statements and remarks.

2:00 p.m.
Experiencing Techniques: Medical Consultations with Available Visiting Doctors
and KuNye Massage, Horme, and Compresses, Yantra Yoga, Breathing, and Meditation see further description in Saturday’s schedule.

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Since its formation in 2008, the American Tibetan Medical Association
(ATMA) has initiated a movement to preserve and promote the practice
of Tibetan medicine (TM), as well as to standardize the education and
professional standards of Western practitioners of TM.

The conference will be open to the public and focuses on traditional
Tibetan Medicine and Buddhist perspectives on caring for the individual.
Interwoven throughout the weekend will be opportunities for hands-on
experience in Tibetan medicine techniques. The conference will couple theory
and practice, alternating between historical/theoretical/conceptual education.
The conference focuses on Tibetan Medicine at its best with rigorous
investigation of how TM is used to care for cancer, arthritis, heart
disease, stroke, and mental illness—those conditions so prevalent
and confounding for the American public and the doctors who serve

ATMA’s presentation of the standardization of practice and education of
Tibetan medicine will be the highlight of the event.
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, Honorary Chief Advisor, ATMA, will deliver
the lead address. We will assemble, document, and archive this immense
knowledge of Tibetan medicine’s great living masters who are currently practicing
throughout Tibet, India, and the Himalayan region.

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