Birth of Body, Mind & Life Department
In the gracious presence of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Doctors and Astro-Science Practitioners of Men-Tsee-Khang participated in the Mind and Life Conference held at Drepung Monastery, South India in 2012.
The venture served as a gateway for Men-Tsee-Khang to start the Body, Mind and Life Department. In July 2013, Men-Tsee-Khang organised the first Body, Mind and Life Conference where five major topics; (1) General Concept of Body, Mind and Life, (2) Seeds of Body, Mind and Life, (3) Relationship between Body, Mind and Life; (4) Factors Responsible for the Disturbance of the Body, Mind and Life, and (5) Maintaining and Restoring a Healthy Body, Mind and Life were selected for deliberation.
These five major topics were discussed from four different perspectives; Buddhist Philosophy, Tibetan Medicine, Tibetan Astro-science and Modern Science. Moreover, all the participants had been very fortunate to have a special audience with the His Holiness and were blessed with an inspiring guidance. The Body Mind and Life Department has thus come into existence.
1. Dharma wheel symbolises Buddhist psychology and philosophy
2. Terminalia chebula (arura) plant in the alms bowl symbolises Tibetan Medicine
3. Cosmic sign on the alms bowl symbolises Tibetan Astro-Science
Hence, the achievement of our goal is primarily based on Buddha Dharma, Tibetan Medicine and Tibetan Astro-Science.