On April 6th, the Himalayan Heritage Meet-Up group welcomed the esteemed Dr. Dawa to the floors of the Rubin Museum to discuss the history and practice of Tibetan Medicine relating to the Bodies in Balance: The Art of Tibetan Medicine exhibition. We met by the spiral staircase then went up to the floors together, where Dr. Dawa explained the history and belief systems behind Tibetan Medicine.
Dr. Dawa spoke in Tibetan, while our guide Tashi Chodron translated, providing us a great opportunity to hear this knowledge in its traditional language, while at the same time being comprehensible to non-Tibetan speakers. We were then fortunate enough to be led in a visualization practice of the Medicine Buddha, which forms an integral part of health and healing in addition to pharmaceuticals in the Tibetan system. We then retired to the Education Center to share time together as a community.