Sikkim, Kalimpong, and Darjeeling were three regions that lay on the trade routes between Tibet and Calcutta and had access to medical treatment from the Amchis who visited from Tibet in the past. Also, students from these regions used to go to Tibet to attain expertise in Sowa-Rigpa. There are a few Amchis from the local community and a branch of the Men-tsee-Khang that have been in great demand from both the locales and the people visiting these regions from various parts of India. This very demand is hard to fulfill due to the shortage of Amchis. Late Ven. Dr. Trogawa-Rinpoche followed the tradition of Chagpori in Tibet and set up the Sowa-Rigpa medical Institute for Education and public health to counter the rising demand.
Last updated on June 12th, 2021 at 04:56 pm