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2012 Eastern medicine returns to Western

DANBURY, CONN. — Western Connecticut State University will bring a series of medicine workshops to campus starting in January 2012 in anticipation of this year’s visit from the Dalai Lama.

The Institute of Holistic Health Studies at WCSU in collaboration with Dr. Tashi Rabten of the Tibetan Medical Association will present five workshops throughout the spring semester on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury.

The workshops are free and open to the public and will run from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 102 of Warner Hall on the following dates:

• Tuesday, Jan. 31: “History, the Mind-Body Connection and Tibetan Culture”

• Tuesday, Feb. 28: “Theory, Part I, rlung/Wind – the Breath of Life”

• Tuesday, March 13: “Theory, Part II, mKhris-pa/Bile – the Temperature of Life”

• Tuesday, March 27: “Theory, Part III, Bad-kan/phlegm – The Fluid of Life”

• Tuesday, April 10: “The Spiritual Connection”

Dr. Rabten has practiced Tibetan medicine for more than 25 years in Tibet, India and the United States. He is co-founder of the Tibetan Home of Hope and the Tibetan Technology Institute. He frequently lectures on Tibetan medicine and is currently writing a book on the topic.

For more information, contact the Office of University Relations at (203) 837-8486.



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