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The Situation of Tibetan Buddhism in Inner Mongolia 1994
The Creation of Inner Mongolia Inner Mongolia was created as a separate entity from the rest of Mongolia by the Manchus, because the Mongols in this region submitted to the Manchus in the mid-seventeenth century, about 60 years before Khalkha, or what later became known as...
Buddhism in the Mongol Regions of China 1994
Harmonizing the Five Buddha-Family Traits
Introduction This seminar is about how the five Buddha-family traits create our view of the universe. This is a topic that deals with what we call in Buddhism “Buddha-nature.” The word “family” in “Buddha-family” is actually the Sanskrit word for caste, a social system that...
Using the Five Buddha-Family Traits in Daily Life
Details of Tibetan Medicine 4: Treatment of Disease
Treatment is made by suggesting patients modify their diet and behavior, and then prescribing herbal medicines, as well as sometimes acupuncture, moxabustion or other external procedures.
Tibetan Culture: Its Contribution to the World
Tibetan language and culture spread and interacted with many other civilizations. The Tibetan traditions have evolved over the centuries, and this process of evolution and growth must continue.
Buddhism in Modern Times
The First Two Chapters of “The Kalachakra Tantra”
Examine the contents of the first two chapters as they appear in “The Abridged Kalachakra Tantra” and its commentary, “Stainless Light.” The first concerns the external cycles of time, the second the internal cycles.
Details of Tibetan Medicine 1: History and Lineages
An overview of the history of Tibetan medicine from the pre-Buddhist Bon tradition, the Indian Buddhist medical tradition introduced by Vairochana, to the spread of the Tibetan medical system to the Mongol regions.
Questions about Tibetan Medicine
A Q&A session between Dr. Berzin and his students about the principles and usages of Tibetan medicine.
Inner Kalachakra concerns the cycles that the body undergoes, such as the life cycle and the passage of the breath during each day.
Tibetan Medicine: Basic Principles
Tibetan medicine is based on the principle that overcoming disease requires balancing not only the humors and elements in the body and one’s diet and behavior, but also gaining balance on the emotional/mental level.
Details of Tibetan Medicine 2: Classification of Diseases
There are various systems of classification of diseases in Tibetan medicine in which they are viewed as imbalances caused by internal or external factors or both. The most common classifications are in terms of imbalances of the three humors (wind, bile and phlegm) and the...