Protecting Our Digestion

Digestion and the digestive process are considered of utmost importance in Tibetan Medicine and is a major focus of study.  A weak or impaired digestion can lead to many chronic diseases.  Although in Tibetan medicine each person is considered individually, there are also some general suggestions that we can all follow to maintain basic digestive […]

Ancient Buddhist Wisdom to Heal Modern Suffering

Tibetan medicine originated in the shamanistic culture of Zhangshung 4000 years ago. How can something so old possibly be relevant to us today? Especially when it comes to medicine. Here in the West we pride ourselves on having the best possible medical care with the latest scientific findings. As it turns out Tibetan medicine has […]

Tastes of Summer

Tastes of Summer: All summer I have wanted to post about the great fruit and vegetables that my garden is providing. Now summer is almost over and autumn is knocking on our door so I’ll have to hurry to get in at least one or two of my favorites.  Ok, so this isn’t Tibetan medicine […]

Tibetan Medicine and Dharma

Recently I was on retreat and one of the teachers read this quote by Atisha, an 11th century Buddhist scholar and monk who helped the spread of Buddhism in Tibet. I like it and thought I would share it with you. The greatest achievement is selflessness The greatest worth is self mastery The greatest quality […]

Bone Broth

Bone Broth: Bone broth is an excellent source of easily digested and assimilated minerals and nutrients, and healthy fats. Its high in calcium, iron, and especially nourishing for pregnant, postpartum and nursing women, menstruating women, anyone recovering from blood loss or surgery, people with degenerative bone loss or healing broken bones, for any rLung (wind) […]

Nerve Pain

My husband practices Cardiology and has always had a very skeptical view of alternative medicine, but one that I have welcomed because I really believe that Tibetan medicine works. My view is that I shouldn’t have to argue on behalf of the treatment but that it will be obvious by it’s results.  Over the years […]

Sleep Apnea

Thank you to all the lovely people who attended the discussion on Insomnia at the Rubin Museum recently.  It made me realize that this is a huge concern for many people and I know that lack of sleep can really affect quality of life.  There was only time to have three people come on stage […]

Lard Head?

Last week my daughter commented on her friend’s lustrous, silky hair and asked her what she used.  The answer surprised her and me also.  This kind of sounds like one of those ads that you might see in the sidebar of Facebook but in this case the product really is available in your local grocery store […]

Community Spring Cleanse

Join us in a Community Spring Cleanse! April 13-19, 2014 Cleansing is an excellent way to rid your body of any excess oils, toxins, wastes and fluids that have accumulated over the winter months. Clearing out is like a re-set for the body and mind, which then allows us to build back up with the […]

Seasonal Behavior for the Spring

In order to explain seasonal behavior I would like to explain briefly what happens during the Winter. During winter, the sun moves South and the whole outer environment becomes colder. This cold causes the pores to close and our inner heat is ignited by wind and becomes stronger. If we eat too little food at […]