Himalayan Art Resources

Subject: Tibetan Medicine Main Page

Health, Healing & Longevity

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Description (below)
- Blue Beryl Paintings
- Tibetan Medicine Glossary
- Health, Healing & Longevity
- Medicine & Tantric Healing Outline
- Medicine Buddha
- Yutog Nyingtig
- Astrology
- Tantric Healing
- Masterworks
- Confusions
- Others...

Video: Tibetan Medicine

Important Figures in Medicine:
- Traba Ngonshe
- Lhaje Gewabum
- Yutog Yontan Gonpo
- Tangtong Gyalpo
- Desi Sanggye Gyatso
- Others...

The medical tradition of Tibet draws its inspiration from Medicine Guru, the buddha of healing. Various protectors are associated with the Four Medical Tantras (discovered as Revealed Treasure, 'ter ma') and are often represented along with paintings of the Blue Beryl medical diagrams.

Jeff Watt 12-1999 [updated 1-2019]


84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha:

Toh 1-6. The Chapter on Medicines, འདུལ་བ་གཞི་ལས། སྨན་གྱི་གཞི། ’dul ba gzhi las/ sman gyi gzhi. “The Chapter on Medicines” from The Chapters on Monastic Discipline. Vinaya­vastuni Bhaiṣajya­vastu.

Toh 58. The Teaching to Venerable Nanda on Entry into the Womb, འཕགས་པ་ཚེ་དང་ལྡན་པ་དགའ་བོ་ལ་མངལ་དུ་འཇུག་པ་བསྟན་པ་ཞེས་བྱ་བ་ཐེག་པ་ཆེན་པོའི་མདོ།
’phags pa tshe dang ldan pa dga’ bo la mngal du ’jug pa bstan pa zhes bya ba theg pa chen po’i mdo. Āryāyuṣmannanda­garbhāvakrānti­nirdeśa.

(The images below are only a small selection of examples).