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Tibetan Medicine Man in Tokyo

March 2, 2010

Central Tibetan Administration (CTA)
March 1, 2010

Tokyo -- Dr. Dorjee Rabten Neshar, Chairman of
the Central Council of Tibetan Medicine (CCTM),
once referred to as "Medicine Man" in a
documentary film done on Tibetan art of healing
is here in Tokyo for a week to promote the
understanding of Tibetan medicine in Japan. He is
accompanied by Dr. Tsering Tsamchoe, Research
Director of the Council in Dharamsala. M/s
Opensense, a Japanese establishment has invited
and has organised series of talks and discussions
with the Japanese medical doctors and general
public in Tokyo and neighbouring prefectures.

Tibet House Japan organised a talk on 27th
February at Gokokuji Temple in Tokyo. Dr. Dorjee
Rabten gave talk on "Tibetan Medicine and Healing
Approach" to the Japanese and a few western
audience. Representative Lhakpa Tshoko welcomed
Dr. Dorjee and Dr. Tsamchoe to the event, and
thanked M/s Opensense and the audience for their
interest in Tibetan medical science.

Dr. Dorjee Rabten began the talk with salutation
to the medicine Buddha. He said that the Tibetan
medical system is a holistic approach based on
science, spiritualism and ones life style.
"Meditation and prayer recitation forms essential
part of the medical system. Buddha taught Four
Nobel Truth to save the beings from the vicious
circle of samsara. In order to know the Tibetan
medical system, it is important to understand the
basic concept of this Four Nobel Truth -
understanding the suffering, its cause and remedy."

He spoke on the diseases and its remedies, and
explained the importance of maintaining harmony
with the environment to stay healthy. "When the
five elements of Earth or our environment gets
polluted, we are visited by hordes of diseases.
All matters and beings in this planet are
composed of five elements - earth, water, fire,
air and space. Elemental balance and harmony is
essential to have a perfect health for all," he said.

The talk was received well by the audience; it
was followed by question and answer hour. Dr.
Dorjee Rabten and Dr. Tsamchoe will be in Japan
for a week, during which they will meet and
discuss with Japanese doctors and general public
about Tibetan medical system and its essential
characters. There schedule, although in Japanese,
can be viewed here,

--Report filed by Tsewang Gyalpo Arya, Office of Tibet, Tokyo
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