Sorig Conference Opens 6 February in Delhi
Dharamsala, 4 February: A three day conference on Tibetan medicine will be held in New Delhi from 6 February. Himalayan Buddhist Cultural Association is organising this conference to primarily to seek an official recognition from the Indian government for the rich tradition of Tibetan healing science (Sowa Rigpa).
More than fifty practitioners attending the conference comprise of doctors of Tibetan medicine from Himalayan region, doctors from the Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute and Indian Ayurvedic practitioners.
Representatives of the Ministry of Health, union government of India, will also attend this conference which is expected to help preserve the healing tradition of Tibet and solve the problems pertaining to the practice of Tibetan medicine.
Talking to Voice of Tibet, Lama Chospel Zopa, the Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities, and head of the Himalayan Buddhist Cultural Association, said, ” We aim to preserve Sowa Rigpa and improve its standard, we also seek to preserve the various medicinal plants that grow in the Himalayan regions and most importantly, we want the Indian government to give due recognition and esteem to the Tibetan traditional healing method”.
The three doctors from Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute attending the conference are Dr. Tsewang Tamdin, Director of the Pharmacy Department, Dr. Pema Dorjee, Chairman of the recently formed Tibetan Medical Council, and Dr. Dawa, the Secretary of the institute.
The Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute will hold an exhibition of its books and herbal products at the conference. A free medical consultation booth will also be set up at the venue of the conference.