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Are you curious about Tibetan medicine and astrology? Men-Tsee-Kang, the Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute, was established in Tibet by the 13th Dalai Lama in 1916 and reestablished in 1961 by the 14th Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India. The institute is, in part, dedicated to promoting and practicing gSowa-rigpa, the Tibetan system of medicine, astronomy and astrology. The institute’s website is a rich source of information on these topics.
Now the FPMT Foundation Store is happy to announce a new relationship with Men-Tsee-Kang. The Foundation Store just received in its warehouse three new items produced by the institute. Sorig Loong Lotion and Sorig Loong Massage Oil are herbal healthcare products from Men-Tsee-Kang intended to help pacify loong disorders. Loong, or lung, is sometimes called the meditator’s disease. Ven. Nyingje, an experienced meditator and FPMT register teacher, writes in a Mandala article on lung that it can be thought of as a strained nervous system.
The Foundation Store also offers Men-Tsee-Kang’s Sorig Tibetan Incense. As part of Men-Tsee-Kang’s mission, they are committed to creating all their products in an environmentally sensitive manner.
In addition to offering herbal products, the institute has a college, where students study Tibetan medicine and astrology in a five-year program. Through a network of clinics, Men-Tsee-Kang also provides free or subsidized healthcare to Tibetan refugees, the poor and needy, monks and nuns, and those over age seventy.
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