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
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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