Welcome to the Five Nectars!
In this edition, we explore the juxtaposition of opposites: where East meets West and old becomes new, where science challenges tradition, and where tradition becomes the latest trend.
Our feature articles are colourful and diverse: where East meets West, Dr Jens Tonneman presents a collaborative model of medicine in psychiatry, in which distinctive traditions can show their strengths side by side, sharing their wisdom in order to enhance one another.
Where old becomes new, we are excited to discuss the traditional formulation of Se ‘Bru 5 in its new incarnation as Padma Digestin, a story of traditional empirical wisdom meeting modern regulatory challenges. Where tradition becomes trend, we look at the unique and extremely effective Five Nectars herbal bath therapy, which is making an important come-back in Tibetan traditional hospitals.
At the conjunction of life and death, in a profoundly insightful article, palliative care physician Dr Wolfgang Schweiger reflects on Tibetan medicine in the context of dying and end-of-life issues.
Where the grasslands meet the city, we have a fascinating travelogue narrated by two senior students recounting their first-hand experiences, from herbgathering in the grasslands to external therapies in the hospital setting, whilst on the TTM study tour to Amdo Tibet.
Where spiritual enlightenment touches daily life, we take a look at the captivating new book, ‘The Tibetan Art of Good Karma’ by Dr Nida Chenagtsang, which teaches us how to integrate spirituality into our healing practice and to approach life with an open and joyous heart.
We hope that you enjoy this edition, may it enhance your life and your practice and bring benefit to all beings.
Dr Maria Locsei
Managing Editor, TTM Journal
Format A4, full color, 43 pages