6th Body, Mind & Life Conference
The 6th Body, Mind and Life Conference was held from 22-23 November 2017 at Somaiya Vidyavihar in Mumbai on the theme “Prevention of Mental Disorders”. The event was jointly organized by K.J. Somaiya Centre for Buddhist Studies and Body, Mind and Life Department of Men-Tsee-Khang and co-sponsored by Mr. Dharmesh Shah, CEO of Meshco Steels and also mentor for the 6th Body, Mind and Life conference.
The esteemed speakers for the conference were: Geshema Tenzin Kunsel and Ven. Lobsang Gonpo for Buddhist Psychology; Dr. Passang Wangdue, Tibetan Medicine; TASP Mrs. Sonam Palmo, Tibetan Astro-Science; Dr. Subhas Singh, Homeopathic Medicine; Dr. T. Thirunarayanan, Siddha Medicine, Dr. Niranjan Gogia, Yoga Therapy; Dr. Aashish Phadke, Ayurveda and Dr. Natasha Kate Kothari, Western Medical Science. The speakers were invited to discuss on the theme of the conference followed by question & answer sessions between the speakers and the participants.
In his welcome address, the Director of Men-Tsee-Khang, Mr. Tashi Tsering Phuri, spoke on the history of Men-Tsee-Khang and how under the vision of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the institute has flourished in India and abroad in the last 50 years since its re-establishment in India. He also highlighted the importance of spreading awareness on mental health in the 21st century and hence took the initiative in organizing conferences twice in a year, one at Dharamshala and another one at a metropolitan city in India.