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School of Tibetan Medicine
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, Founder
The SSI School of Tibetan Medicine (STM) is the first Tibetan medicine school established in the West. Among its medical programs, STM offers a four-year curriculum equivalent to the traditional education of Tibetan medical schools in Tibet and India. The education of its graduates of the four-year TM program is recognized as equivalant to those in these countries. STM provides its students with the opportunity to intern at its affiliate institutions and hospitals. Learn More...
Tibetan Medicine Four-Year Programs On-Line & On-Site
Each semester of the four-year curriculum combines a tripartite approach to the study of the Tibetan medical tradition, which includes core foundation studies based on the topics of the Four Tantras, complimentary studies in Tibetan language and culture, and clinical practicums. Students in the Shang Shung Institute School of Tibetan Medicine can expect to receive training that covers all the major topics presented in any Tibetan or Indian university of Tibetan medical study. Learn More...
Ku Nye Therapy Certification Program
The Kunye Therapy Certification Program is a 750 hour, three-semester program of the most advanced training in traditional Kunye Massage Therapy currently offered anywhere in the US or abroad. The program prepares students for professional practice and meets the curriculum guidelines established by the Massachusetts State Board of Registration of Massage Therapy for professional licensure. Learn more...
Tibetan medicine, known as Sowa Rigpa in the Tibetan language, is an ancient form of natural medicine indigenous to the Tibetan people. It is still practiced today throughout Tibet, the Himalayan regions, India, Mongolia, Siberia and in the Western world.
Considered among the most essential of the ten Tibetan subjects of study, Sowa Rigpa has benefited the people of Tibet and its surrounding regions for centuries. This unique knowledge is contained within thousands of texts written in the Tibetan language but principally in the four medical tantras, or rgyud bzhi. These four medical tantras have been the primary teaching texts for training Tibetan physicians from ancient times to the present.
International Shang Shung Institute
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, Founder and President
The Institute was founded in 1989 by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and inaugurated in 1990 by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. It is active in the fields of Arts and Culture, Translation and Language Programs, Publications, Archiving, Tibetan Medicine, Buddhist Studies and Academic Research.
The International Shang Shung Institute is a non-profit, non-political heritage organization dedicated to the preservation and study of Tibetan culture with branches in Italy, Russia, United States, United Kingdom, Argentina, Australia, Austria, and The Netherlands.