My Life My Culture : Autobiography and Lectures on the Relationship Between Tibetan Medicine, Buddhist Philosophy and Tibetan Astrology and Astronomy

Lobsang Wangyal. Translated from Tibetan by Bhuchung D. Sonam and Dhondup Tsering, Dharamshala. Ridak Pub, 2007, xii, 284 p, $45.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Contents: Book - I: Autobiography of Dr. Lobsang Wangyal: 1. Birth and early years. 2. A student of Kyenrab Norbu. 3. Practice of eye-opening surgery. 4. Marriage to Kundeling's daughter. 5. Onset of Chinese aggression. 6. Imprisonment. 7. The cultural revolution. 8. A physician enveloped in darkness. 9. Pilgrimage to India. 10. Exposure and interaction. 11. Service to society. 12. The personal physician to H.H. The Dalai Lama. Book- II: Lectures by Dr. Lobsang Wangyal: a. Relationship between Tibetan medicine and Buddhist philosophy: I. An overview of Tibetan medical tradition. II. The relationship between Tibetan medicine and Buddhist philosophy: 1. The Kanjur and Tanjur. 2. Tibetan medicine in Kanjur and Tanjur. 3. The four Tantras. 4. Tibetan medicine in Mahayana Buddhism. 5. Tibetan Buddhist and its philosophy. 6. Nyespa of faults. 7. Diseases, their symptoms and diagnostic methods. 8. Signs of death and suffering in six realms. 9. Meditation on death and impermanence. 10. The natural world and the mental element. 11. The nature of mind. 12. Teaching Dharma as cure for mental pain and depression. b. Relationship between Tibetan medicine and astrology: 1. Formation of Foetus. 2. Causes of diseases. 3. Diagnosis. 4. Traditional Tibetan physician.

"My Life My Culture is a testimony to China's occupation of Tibet which led to unimaginable collective suffering and individual heroism. It tells of the triumph of compassion and human endurance transcending the calculated annihilation of a nation and a culture." (jacket)

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