Dr. Nida Chenagtsang was born in Amdo, in Eastern Tibet. Interested in the traditional healing science of his people, he began his early medical studies at the local Tibetan Medicine hospital. Later he gained scholarship entry to Lhasa Tibetan Medical University, where he completed his medical education in 1996. Dr. Nida completed his practical training at the Tibetan Medicine hospitals in Lhasa and Lhoka. Dr. Nida is also the founder of The Sorig Institute and Director of the International Academy for Traditional Tibetan Medicine (IATTM).
Robert Thurman is a recognized worldwide authority on religion and spirituality, Asian history, world philosophy, Buddhist science, Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Robert Thurman is an eloquent advocate of the relevance of Buddhist ideas to our daily lives. In doing so, he has become a leading voice of the value of reason, peace and compassion. He was named one of Time Magazine’s 25 most influential Americans and has been profiled by The New York Times and People Magazine.
Listen below as Dr. Nida interviews Robert Thurman on Tibetan Medicine, Padma Basic and wise words to those who doubt the power of traditional medicines
Q1. What kind of experience do you have with Tibetan Medicine and Buddhism and how does it tie into your life?
Q2. What is your experience with Padma Basic and what do you like most about it?
Q3. There are people out there who doubt the power of Tibetan Medicine; what would you tell them right now?