CBD 2017: Tibetan Medicine Self-Care Skills for Meditation Preparation: Warm oil self-massage

Saturday, November 4, 2017

2:30 pm

Lathrop 299 Map

Sponsored by:
Health Improvement Program

Self-care skills have always been a fundamental component of contemplative practice traditions. This practical workshop will impart self-care skills from Tibetan Medicine that help prepare the mind and body for meditation. Techniques presented include Hor-mey, or warm oil therapy, which promotes calmness, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Skills for recognizing imbalances and restoring balance in your body and mind also will be presented. You will learn to recognize the sacred trigger points and the five wheels of mind-body energy on your own body, as well as to prepare herbal compresses and apply them to yourself along with the warm oil therapy. NOTE: Please wear loose clothing and bring a mat to lie on.

Tibetan Medicine, which has been practiced for more than 4,000 years, is called “Sowa Rigpa” in Tibetan. “Sowa” means to heal that which is imbalanced and “rigpa” means the knowledge and science of a particular subject. Sowa Rigpa is regarded as one of the five most important and essential sciences in Tibetan traditional education.

Instructor: Yangdron Kalzang, Menpa, LAC is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, as well as a Doctor of Tibetan Medicine (in Tibetan: Menpa). Menpa Yangdron has been practicing Tibetan Medicine for over 20 years and founded Kunde Institute in Daly City, California. She was born in Lhasa, Tibet and earned her Tibetan Medicine Doctor degree from the Tibetan Medical University. She has been teaching medical students from Stanford University School of Medicine for clerkships since 2008.

Saturday, November 4, 2017
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Lathrop 299 Map

Free and open to the public, register here.


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