Sowa Rigpa Study North America 2016

Sowa Rigpa, tib. – The Science of Healing

Buddha Sakyamuni (563–483 BCE), who spread Buddhism throughout India, also gave medical teachings to his students at several locations. He taught Buddhist Medicine in the Medicine Forest near present day Bodhgaya (Bihar, India), in Udhiyana (now Afghanistan) and other places in India. Buddhist medical science (Tib. so wa rig pa) has been passed down through an unbroken lineage of great Buddhist masters that includes Manjushri, Jivaka, Saraha, Nagarjuna, Chandrabiananda, Bibyi Gahbyed and Belha Gahdzesma (also called Bimala Lhasa), Vaghbata I, Vaghbata II, Yuthog Yönten Gönpo the Elder, Shantirakshita and Padmasambhava. It was the great Indian master Padmasambhava (Tib. Guru Rinpoche) who brought Buddhism, and along with it, Buddhist Medicine, to Tibet in the 8th century and taught it there, aided by his Tibetan consort Yeshe Tsogyal.

Some sources report that the first Buddhist Medicine teachings reached Tibet as early as the 2nd century CE. There is mention of four medical transmissions: two early ones in the 2nd century by Bibyi Gahbyed and Belha Gahdzesma and in the 8th century by Padmasambhava and Yuthog Yönten Gönpo, the Elder (708-833 CE); and two later ones in the 11th century by Atisha and in the 13th century by Yuthog Yönten Gönpo, the Younger.


1st year 2016

One module, for one week in late autumn.

2nd year 2017

Two module, two weeks in early summer and one week in early winter

3rd year 2018

Three module, two weeks in late spring, one weekend in autumn with the final examination and the

guided field research the Amchi expedition for 4 weeks in the Nepal-Himalayas in autumn.
Location of study

USA, NY State, close to Oneonta, Tanadug Ling

If you are interested in the Sowa Rigpa Science please write us to this email account: or a letter to the below noticed post address.

Our mailing address is:
Peter-Josef-Kreuzberg-Str. 15, 56154 Boppad am Rhein, Germany
Postfach 1154, 56135 Boppard – Germany

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With very best wishes
Anna Elisabeth Bach
Sowa Rigpa Foundation