Western brings the East to campus
Western brought both a Tibetan display of ancient medical paintings and a series of Tibetan medicine workshops to campus in anticipation of the October 2012 visit from the Dalai Lama.
The Institute of Holistic Health Studies at WCSU in collaboration with Dr. Tashi Rabten of the Tibetan Medical Association displayed a collection of historical Tibetan medical paintings from Aug. 29 through Sept. 30, 2011, in the Ruth A. Haas Library.
The art collection is a re-creation of the famous Blue Beryl, a set of 80 medical paintings completed 300 years ago in Tibet. Traditional pigments were used to re-create the paintings that served as medical textbooks.
Four Tibetan medicine workshops also were held throughout the fall semester. They included:
• Thursday, Sept. 22: “History, the Mind and Culture”
• Thursday, Oct. 6: “Theory, part I, The Mind-Body Connection”
• Thursday, Oct. 27: “Theory, part II, The Mind-Body Connection”
• Thursday, Nov. 17: “Treatment and Experience”