The Tibetan Medicine course
Next course start: January 2015
The Tibetan Medicine course is a rare opportunity for Westerners not only to study traditional Tibetan Medicine (in English) but also share the knowledge of an experienced and renowned Tibetan doctor.
Its program covers all the main aspects of Tibetan medicine theory, diagnosis and practice in its traditional form, as it also embraces its contemporary explanation, development and application.
Once you register in the course, you will be given several tools that will help you acquire knowledge at its best:
from your home - you can study the theory of Tibetan Medicine on the basis of a three book treatise "The Essentials of Gyud-shi", written by Prof. Pasang Yonten Arya, that expounds, explains and comments the traditional Gyud-shi, the "Four medical Tantras". These texts are complemented by audio and/or video recordings. About once a month, you will also have the possibility to directly ask questions to Dr Pasang Y. Arya, through an interactive online class.
If you are interested in developing your skill in practice (TM course A), two 6-day intensive practice workshops (2nd and 3rd year) are organized in Europe.
There are in fact 2 options offered:
TM course A:
Three-year distant learning course + two 6-day onsite practice workshops
This course is addressed to those of you who are health fields professionals in general as well as seriously motivated people intending to study Tibetan medicine in the complementary medicine field.
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TM course B:
Three-year distant learning course
This option applies to those of you who are interested in Tibetan medicine to improve your theoretical knowledge in the holistic concept of the body-mind, or for your own health benefit. The content of the course is basically the same as the TM course A, except for the fact that you won't participate in the on-site workshops in Europe.
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Both options comprise three successive levels of one year each.
- 1st year: Basics of Tibetan Medicine (syllabus)
- 2nd year: Diagnosis and treatment(syllabus)
- 3rd year: General and specific pathologies(syllabus)
One year distant learning course
The basic level is common to The Tibetan Medicine courses A and B, where it is a prerequisite to the 2nd year. However, if you do not want to engage in long studies, but wish to get a basic theoretical knowledge on Tibetan medicine, it is possible for you to register to the Basic Level only.
TEACHING METHODS IN MORE DETAIL
The course gathers different tools to help you get knowledge at its optimum state:
Distant learning(1st year (Basic), 2nd and 3rd year)
- Four times a year, you will receive the theory, in the form of textbooks (downloadable documents).
- You will also receive by post commentaries and explanations on these texts, in the form of audio and/or video recordings given by Dr Pasang Arya.
- You will be able to study this material at your own pace within the year.
- Once a month (except in December, July and August), you will participate in a three-hour interactive online teaching session. During these sessions, Dr Pasang Arya will directly teach and answer your questions and, depending on the needs, complement the teachings.
Practice training (2nd and 3rd year workshops, TM course A only)
During the 2nd and 3rd year (TM course A), a 6-day practical workshop (5 days of training, 1 day examination) will take place in Europe (Italy or Switzerland), where you will go from theory to practice under Dr Pasang Y. Arya's guidance. During the workshops, some other experts in Tibetan medicine may also intervene on specific subjects.
Please, be aware that the number of seats for this program is limited.
EXAMINATION AND CERTIFICATION
An exam will take place at the end of each year:
TM course A, B and basic: Written and oral exam (online).
2nd and 3rd year:
TM course A: Written and oral exam (online) and practical exam at the end of the on-site workshop.
TM course B: Written and oral exam (online).
Please know that it is compulsory to pass the exams in order to move on to the second and third year, and get a certification from TME.
At the end of the three-year course, if you have successfully passed all the exams, you will get a certification from TME (TM course A:Theory and practice level / TM course B: Theory level). This certification attests the three-year study of Traditional Tibetan Medicine and its contemporary practice and interpretation.
Since Tibetan Medicine, like many other complementary medicines, is still not officially recognized in many countries, remain aware that even if this certification attests your knowledge on Tibetan Medicine, it is not an authorization to practice per se, as legal recognition and licenses depend on the laws of each country.
Thus, if you are already a medical doctor or already have an official authorization to practice as naturopath practitioner in your country you can receive the TME certificate as an attestation of your additional knowledge on Tibetan medicine and related techniques.
If you have not yet graduated in any medical complementary discipline, you will also receive the same certificate from TME, but in order to have a legal recognition in your country as a health practitioner, you may have, depending on your country laws, to obtain extra certificates.
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT
If you wish to register, please fill in the registration form. The number of seats is limited, and the class is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, your registration becomes effective at the reception of the payment. TME - Tibetan Medicine Education center will consider requests for more flexible arrangements, but reserves the right to decide on such requests on a case by case basis.
To register to the class:
1. Fill up the registration form.
2. Proceed to the payment of the first year fee.
Payment of the year fee must be made in full at least one month before the course start (bank transfer, Paypal account or credit card). The course fees cover the written material (chapters of the three-book treatise “The Essentials of Gyud-shi”), the audio/video teachings, and the access to the online interactive sessions, as well as all registration and examination fees. The fees also include the CD/DVD forwarding charges.
If you prefer to receive the pdf documents in a printed form by post, keep in mind that you will have to pay an additional printing and forwarding charge (CHF 150.- per year).
Withdrawals from a course are accepted until 30 days before the course's start. The course fee will be reimbursed without any charge aside from an administrative fee of CHF 60.- (see more in Terms and conditions)