5th Body Mind and Life Conference

Men-Tsee-Khang organized its 5th Body, Mind and Life conference on the theme ‘Prevention of Mental Disorder’ from 4- 6 October, 2017 at Men-Tsee-Khang College Hall.

The conference started with the welcome address by the Head of BML Department where he highlighted on the importance of understanding the causes, conditions and preventive measures of mental disorders and further emphasized on the importance of responsibility towards a healthier future generation.

The Chief Guest, Mr. Choekyong Wangchuk, the Health Minister of Central Tibetan Administration drew attention to the significance of dealing with today’s challenges of mental disorders practically from grassroots level by implementing the directive guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The Chief Guest launched 10 books of Men-Tsee-Khang: seven booklets on Diseases Prevention (Constipation, Piles, Headache, Heart Disorder, Nerve Disorder, Skin Disorder, and Gynecological Disorder) by Disease Preventive Committee; Presentation of 2nd Body, Mind and Life conference book by Body, Mind and Life Department; Tibetan Medical Mild Therapy and its Practices (Jam Ched) by Dr. Tsultrim Kalsang and Centenary Report of Men-Tsee-Khang (Book 2).

The 3-day conference brought over 250 participants, including more than forty foreigners from different countries, around 30 doctors, Tibetan Astro-Science Practitioners, Researchers, Health Professionals, Educators, Tibetan Medical and Astro-Science students, TCV Selakui and lower TCV students.
Talks were simultaneously interpreted and translated from Tibetan to English and vice versa. Two experts from each perspective of Western Medical Science, Tibetan Medicine, Tibetan Astro-Science and Buddhist Psychology shared their resourceful researches and vast experiences during the 3-day conference.
The closing ceremony was graced by the Abbot of Namgyal Monastery Tromthok Rinpoche. In his speech, he encouraged everyone to learn the rich cultural heritage of Tibet to contribute to a happier and healthier future.
Feedbacks from three representatives of the participants were very positive. Mr. Tashi Tsering Phuri, Director of Men-Tsee-Khang, said in his closing remark that the conference had made headway.
The Body, Mind and Life Conference is organized annually. However, owing to success and positive feedback from the participants, this year onward, the conference will be held twice a year. Hence, the 6th Body, Mind and Life Conference will be held from 22-23 November, 2017 in Mumbai, India.