Thursday Satsang via Zoom with In-Person Zoom Viewing at TMC – July 28, 2022
“Tibetan Medicine: Whole Person Health”
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The Meditation Center,
Miriam E. Cameron, PhD, RN
Tenzin Namdul, PhD, Tibetan Medicine Doctor
Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing
University of Minnesota
- 7-7:10 p.m. Introduction by Swami Ma Radha Bharati
- 7:10-7:30. Guided Tibetan Meditation.
- 7:30 p.m. Talks on “Tibetan Medicine: Whole Person Health” by Miriam E. Cameron, PhD, RN and Tenzin Namdul, PhD, Tibetan Medicine Doctor
- 8:15 p.m. Q & A.
Tibetan medicine teaches that wellbeing is a lifelong process of living in harmony with our unique, inborn constitutional nature and the natural world. Dr. Miriam E. Cameron’s and Dr. Tenzin Namdul’s FREE research-based, validated Constitutional Self-Assessment Tool (CSAT) and Lifestyle Guidelines Tool (LGT) help us to identify our constitution and make supportive choices. We come to realize that we are whole persons with innate healing capacity.
Tibetan medicine describes the intricate relationship between mind, body, and environment. Multiple factors promote health and dis-ease: thoughts, behavior, diet, genes, nurturing, culture, weather, toxins, work, other people, environment, etc. To create better health, we need to identify our suffering and address our unique mental, physical, and spiritual needs on personal, community, national, and planetary levels.
Creating a healthier mind and body empowers us to live joyfully and do our part to heal ourselves, our relationships, our communities, and our planet.
Miriam E. Cameron, PhD, MS, MA, RN, is Lead Faculty, Yoga & Tibetan Medicine Focus Area, and Graduate Faculty, Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing, University of Minnesota. Since 1994, Cameron has done scholarly work about Tibetan medicine, Yoga, Nursing, and Bioethics. In 2003, Cameron created the Bakken Center Tibetan Medicine Program with help from Dr. Tenzin Namdul. Swami Veda Bharati, Cameron’s beloved Yoga Guru, helped her to create the Bakken Center Yoga Program in 2004. In 2006, Swamiji initiated her into the Himalayan Yoga Tradition at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama Ashram in India. Cameron has served as PI or Co-PI for nine funded research studies. She has published over 65 articles, 11 book chapters, three monographs, six internet modules, and four books, including “Karma and Happiness: A Tibetan Odyssey in Ethics, Spirituality, and Healing,” with the foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Tenzin Namdul, TMD, PhD, is a Tibetan Medicine Doctor; Medical Anthropologist; Graduate Faculty, Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing; and Postdoctoral Researcher, Division of Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota. Namdul graduated from Men-Tsee-Khang, the premier Tibetan Medical Institute in Dharamsala, India, after which he served as Faculty and also the Director of the Clinical Research Department. Besides conducting funded research studies, he has published articles, a book, a book chapter, and an internet module about Tibetan medicine. Namdul’s current funded research investigates the association between Tibetan Buddhist contemplative and cognitive practices and Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For over 20 years, Dr. Cameron and Dr. Namdul have collaborated on work involving Tibetan Medicine at the Bakken Center, University of Minnesota.
- Graduate Courses:
o “Traditional Tibetan Medicine: Ethics, Spirituality, & Healing,” 8 weeks, online, 2 credits, Fall and Spring. Next online course is 9/6-11/13, 2022. o “Tibetan Medicine, Ayurveda, and Yoga in India,” 4 credits, study at Men-Tsee-Khang, the Tibetan Medical College, in Dharamsala, India. CSPH 5315 is the prerequisite. Next course is during May Session 2023.
- Book: Cameron, M.E., and Namdul, T. (2020). “Tibetan Medicine & You: A PathTo Wellbeing, Better Health, and Joy” (Blessing by His Holiness the Dalai Lama). Rowman & Littlefield.
- FREE webpages: Overview of Tibetan Medicine.
- FREE research-based tools: “Constitutional Self-Assessment Tool (CSAT) and Lifestyle Guidelines Tool” (LGT)