Sowa Rigpa

Foundations of the Healing Science of Tibetan Medicine

with Dr. Eric Rosenbush

September 1 - 30, 2021 | 30-Hour Training


Learn the foundations of Sowa Rigpa, the healing science of Tibet and the Himalayas.  This course will present essential principles of health, disease, and a spectrum of therapeutic techniques. Following the tradition of the Root Tantra, the introductory text studied by all Tibetan doctors for centuries, essential principles of the medical system will be introduced using the visual learning system of metaphorical tree paintings. This system is simple yet profound, and helps to establish a context where we can understand the dynamics of how to maintain balance in body and mind, and how to rectify imbalances leading to disease.


All are welcome, from beginners to experienced therapists of all traditions. While this course is the first step on the journey to become a Sowa Rigpa practitioner, it is useful for anyone wishing to learn how to understand and maintain health in their own bodies. It is like a user manual for being embodied, according to the wisdom of Tibetan medicine.


This course is equivalent to the TTM 1.1 course offered by Sorig Khang International, a network of Sowa Rigpa educational centers around the world under the guidance of Dr. Nida Chenagtsang. Completing this course, students can continue on with future studies in Tibetan Medicine at Menla or other Sorig Khang centers.


Existing Sorig Khang students who have studied the Root Tantra previously are welcome to revisit the class at a discounted rate. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Dr. Eric Rosenbush has devoted his life to the study of the traditional sciences of Asia, their botanical treasures, ancient texts and living transmissions. For over 20 years, he has studied with masters of Tibetan, Chinese, and Ayurvedic medicines, and currently maintains a clinical practice in California. Eric frequently teaches courses on Sowa Rigpa and other ancient sciences in many locations around the world, and translates medical texts from the Tibetan and Sanskrit languages.


Under Dr. Nida Chenagtsang and other senior Tibetan doctors in the US and Asia, Eric learned the practice of Sowa Rigpa, Traditional Tibetan medicine. In addition to Masters and Doctoral university studies in acupuncture and Chinese medicine, Eric studied with senior practitioners working with classical traditions of Chinese herbal medicine and pulse diagnosis. He also lived in India for many years, studying and practicing Ayurveda, Jyotish, and Hindustani music.


In additional to clinical practice and teaching, Eric is also involved with various charitable projects, directing the Ngakmang Foundation (https://ngakmang.org), a nonprofit organization working in Tibet to preserve the lineage of Ngakpas - Tibetan yogis, supporting Sowa Rigpa education in Nepal, and other projects in the Himalayan regions. In 2006 with Dr. Nida he founded what would become the Sorig Institute of Tibetan Medicine in the San Francisco Bay Area. From 2015, Eric mostly lived in tropical and alpine areas of India, working with the Dunagiri Foundation cultivating threatened medicinal medicine plants and treating patients.


For more information about Eric please visit: https://gunanatha.com/eric-rosenbush/

Curriculum


  WEEK 1 & 2: Intro to Sowa Rigpa, Tree of Health & Disease [September 1, 2, 8, 9]
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  WEEK 3: Trunk of Imbalance [September 15, 16]
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  Week 4: Tree of Diagnosis [September 22, 23]
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  WEEK 5: Tree of Therapies [September 29, 30]
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$485

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