About the Instructors:
Dr. Kunchok Tseten is a doctor of Tibetan medicine as well as traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and acupuncture. He received his education in the classical method of apprenticeship under master practitioners as well as in the contemporary mode of a Masters degree from Qinghai Medical College (PRC). He is currently completing an additional master’s degree at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. A scholar of the Tibetan Buddhism and particularly of the Tibetan medical tantras, he is an instructor of Classical Tibetan language at Columbia University, as well as a consulting translator of Tibetan Buddhist scriptural texts. He lives in Queens, New York.
Geshe Lobsang Partsang was trained for Tibetan medicine at Sorig Khang International. He holds a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from University of East West Medicine and is a candidate of Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Five Branches University in California. Currently, he is practicing Tibetan Medicine at Kunde Institute in Daly City. He previously studied Tibetan Buddhism and received his Geshe Ngarampa degree at Gyudmed Monastic University in South India. Since 2011, he has been serving as a Buddhist Chaplain and teaching meditation and the art of compassion at Santa Clara County Jail.
Dr. Yangdron Kalzang has been practicing Tibetan Medicine for 21 years, 18 years of which have been here in the United States. She was born in Lhasa, Tibet and was introduced to Tibetan Medicine as a child by her uncle, who served as one of the Chief Physicians at the Tibetan Medical Hospital (Men-Tsee-Khang) in Lhasa. She graduated from the Tibetan Medical University in Lhasa, Tibet in 1994. She holds a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) degree. In addition, she is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. Dr. Kalzang is the founder of Kunde Institute established in 2005. She has been teaching and mentoring medical students from Stanford University School of Medicine since 2008 and she has been the co-organizer with Stanford University School of Medicine for TWIMS (Tibetan & Western Integrative Medicine Symposiums) for the last four years. Dr. Kalzang is fluent in Tibetan, English and Mandarin Chinese. She speaks and teaches regularly throughout the US, Canada, and Europe.
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