10-Day Course on the Mental Healthcare Service (May 1st - 12th, 2014)

More than 60 percent of the world’s populations are inflicted with problems of the mind and is becoming ever more important to find the cause of it.

Much of the mental problems are attributed to hectic lifestyles and misconception, however the root cause of all mental problems are the three afflictive emotions. The fundamental principles to counteract the above mentioned mental problems have been extensively mentioned in the Tibetan Buddhist philosophy. A number of patients have reported positively on the effectiveness of Tibetan Buddhism, Tibetan medicine and astrology, against mental sufferings. Today, some of these researches are available and published by highest rung of the scientific body.

Department of Body, Mind & Life, Men-Tsee-Khang has been organizing a 10-day basic course on the mental healthcare from 1 May and will continue till 12 May, 2014. 

Speakers for the course include Geshe Kunkhen (Gadhong monastery), Geshe Lobsang Dawa (Institute of Buddhist Dialectics), Geshe Lobsang Dakpa (Namgyal monastery), Geshe Tsondue (Library of Tibetan Works & Archives) and, Geshe Tenpa Tashi (head of Body Mind Life Department, Men-Tsee-Khang).  They spoke on introduction to mind, non-virtuous mind, virtuous mind, transforming the non-virtuous mind, mindfulness meditation, practice on patience, meditation on compassion and loving kindness, principle of interdependence, birth, death and intermediate stage and medicine Buddha meditation. 

There are around 10 participants who have joined the course from Germany, Bulgaria, Japan, Taiwan, and Russia.  The course consists of four sessions in a day of one and a half hour each.  Practice, discussion and question answer session followed in the afternoon.

The translators for the course are Ms. Phurbu Dolma (Library of Tibetan Works & Archives), Mr. Sangpo, Dr. Passang Wangdu and Dr. Namdol Lhamo (Men-Tsee-Khang College).