Traditional Tibetan Medicine
Education Programs

The Traditional Tibetan Medicine education program includes public talks, an academic curriculum with theoretical and practical modules, workshops, tenure courses, and an optional range of complementary practical courses in Tibetan medicine's external therapies. It covers the complete medical body of Sowa Rigpa including basic theory, diagnosis, and treatment, as well as advanced studies in pathology.

Public Talks on Traditional Tibetan Medicine

Overview

Public talks on Traditional Tibetan Medicine present various topics related to the Tibetan science of healing.

Admissions

Target Audience

Traditional Tibetan Medicine public talks are intended for any interested person regardless of professional background.

Prerequisites

Public talks are open to everyone, with no prerequisites.

Topics

Topics include:

  • Freestyle Public Talk: Traditional Tibetan Medicine

Workshops on Traditional Tibetan Medicine

Overview

Workshops on Traditional Tibetan Medicine explore various topics related to the Tibetan science of healing.

Admissions

Target Audience

Traditional Tibetan Medicine workshops are intended for any interested person regardless of professional background.

Prerequisites

Workshops are open to everyone, with no prerequisites.

Topics

Topics include:

  • Workshop: Introduction to Traditional Tibetan Medicine
  • Workshop: Root Tantra of Tibetan Medicine
  • Workshop: Constitutional Typology in Tibetan Medicine
  • Workshop: Urine Analysis in Tibetan Medicine
  • Workshop: Chudlen Rejuvenation
  • Freestyle Workshop: Traditional Tibetan Medicine

The Introduction to Traditional Tibetan Medicine workshop offers an overview of the Tibetan science of healing, including its history, transmission, cosmology, view of health and disease, and diagnostic and therapeutic methods.

Foundations of TTM Training in Tibetan Medicine & Therapeutics

Overview

The Foundations of TTM program consists of 25 modules. Each module comprises a two-day workshop plus a followup review class. Some modules may be combined into three- or four-day workshops. The program is completed after a final examination.

Students may choose to attend the entire program to receive certification, or only select modules, and may complete modules at any Sorig Khang center to fulfill the program requirements. Some modules may also be attended online.

Admissions

Target Audience

The Foundations of TTM program is intended for any interested person regardless of professional background, including laypeople as well as health practitioners from all traditions.

Prerequisites

The program is open to everyone, with no prerequisites.

Certification

Upon completion of the entire program, including all required assignments and sessions as well as the final examination, students will receive a Sorig Khang International Certificate.

Curriculum

The Foundations of TTM program comprises 375 hours of teaching time organized into 25 modules. Each module comprises a two-day workshop (12 teaching hours) plus a followup review class (3 hours). Some modules may be combined into three- or four-day workshops.

Students may choose to attend the entire program to receive certification, or only select modules, and may complete modules at any Sorig Khang center to fulfill the program requirements. Some modules may also be attended online.

Students who wish to receive certification are required to participate in study groups and complete homework assignments and individual practice sessions outside of class.

Students who attend the entire program, complete all required assignments and sessions, and pass the final examination will receive a Sorig Khang International Certificate.

The program forms the basis for more advanced studies in Tibetan Medicine and External Therapies.

Contents
Theory
Diagnosis
Treatment: Lifestyle & Diet
Treatment: Natural Medicines
Treatment: External Therapies
Clinical Integration
FTTM 7: Review
2d/12h + 3h Review Class

Review

Course of Study in Traditional Tibetan Medicine

Overview

The course of study in Traditional Tibetan Medicine comprises four levels, and is completed after a final examination and the presentation and acceptance of a thesis.

Admissions

Target Audience

The course of study in Traditional Tibetan Medicine is intended for any interested person regardless of professional background.

Prerequisites

The course of study is open to everyone. Students without a medical background are advised to engage in a self-study of modern medical anatomy and physiology prior to attending TTM 1.2: Body Formation & Base of Pathology.

Certification

Upon completion of TTM levels 1 and 2 and the corresponding exams, students receive a Sorig Khang International Certificate in Preclinical Studies of Traditional Tibetan Medicine. Graduates who complete TTM levels 1 through 4 are certified with a Sorig Khang International Diploma in Traditional Tibetan Medicine.

Curriculum

The course of study in Traditional Tibetan Medicine stretches over four levels with three blocks each. The course's 360 teaching hours are split into blocks of five days of 30 teaching hours. Teaching hours are complemented by intensive home studies. The course of study is completed after the presentation and acceptance of a thesis. Additional courses include the optional theoretical TTM modules and practical Tibetan External Therapies modules as well as study tours to origin countries of Traditional Tibetan Medicine.

The course of study in Traditional Tibetan Medicine can also be combined with the course of study in Tibetan External Therapies.

A medical study tour in Tibet is available to interested students. To participate, it is recommended (though not mandatory) to have some clinical experience from levels 1–3 of the Tibetan External Therapies curriculum.

Contents
TTM 1
TTM 2
TTM 3
TTM 4
TTM 5