Prof. (Dr.)Lobsang Tenzin
CUTS, Varanasi (UP)
Born in eastern part of chamdo province of Tibet in 1956 and recognized him as the reincarnation of the Rakdo Rinpoche of the Gaden Cho Khor monastery at the age of 3. Did his formal schooling at the age of 4, he studied Tibetan calligraphy, reading and memorizing the monastic prayers from his teacher. From 1974-1978, continuously for 4 years, I studied in-depth Tibetan medical theory and practical system under the guidance ship of my great master Kunga. In 1978 my great master told me that it was time for me to treat the patients by myself with all capacity and gifted me medical texts, surgical instruments and also raw medicines.1979: Left my hometown for Lhasa and joined Lhasa Mentsekhang, did intensive revision and research on all the subjects I have studied earlier like Tibetan grammar, Buddhist philosophy, Astrology and Tibetan medical texts under the renowned scholars like Toru Tsenam Rinpoche, Lobsang Wangchuck without any separability.1983: worked as a researcher in the research department, Lhasa Mentsekhang. The focus of the research was on Tibetan medical history and muk-poi disease.
Lhasa Mentsekhang 1983: Researcher in Tibetan medical History and Buddhist Philosophy.1984-85: Worked on collection and publishing on rare Tibetan medical texts. Included a long trip along Shigatse, Sakya, Potala palace, Labrang Tashi Khyil, Kubhum Jampaling, Peking people's cultural palace etc.
1986: Editor of the Tibetan people's publishing (TAR region) and Tso-ngon people's publishing (Amdo province). 1988: Fled to India and resided in Dharamsala, Northern India. 1/1/1988-Oct'1988: Publishing work in the astro department, Tibetan medical and astro Institute (TMAI), Dharamsala. 1/11/1988 – Dec' 1993: worked as a lecturer in the TMAI College, Dharamsala and taught Tibetan medicinal texts both theoretical and the practical part. Also taught Tibetan grammar, Astrology and Buddhist philosophy. 25/12/1993- 1996: Formed a separate Department of Tibetan medicine in the central institute of higher Tibetan studies, sarnath, Varanasi.And also served there in my capacity as a lecturer1997-1998: served as a reader (Senior lecturer) in the same department.1998: Entitled the professorship of Tibetan medicine, CIHTS, Sarnath, Varanasi.Continued research work and served as a guide and do research work. Till date, I have been seeing and treating patients in the in-campus Tibetan medical clinic. Practically more than 100 different medicines have been manufactured in different forms like drugs, syrup, powder, concoctions inclusive of other precious system of precious pill manufacturing. Also doing research and study in different applied techniques such as drug designing. Since 1996: Annual month-long visits to the Chagpori Tibetan Medical College, Darjeeling. Involved teaching work in both theory and practice. 1995- 2002: Active member of the academic board and a member of the society welfare committee, CIHTS, Sarnath, Varanasi. 1996- till date: Dean, Faculty of Chikitsa Vidya, CIHTS, Sarnath, Varanasi. 2002-2003: Chairman, Examination Controller, CIHTS, Sarnath, Varanasi. 1999- till date: Member of the academic council, CIHTS, Sarnath, Varanasi.And as directed by the academic council of the institute, did complete revision of the medical syllabus in compliance with the modern educational system.
Literary works: Tibet:-Seer's words: notes on the explanatory tantra containing 470 pages (Tibet) Seer's words: notes on the explanatory tantra containing 100 pages (Tibet), some clarification on the identification of materia medical of Tibetan medicine. Explanation on the three days (shag-sum) of Astrology 70 pages (Tibet) Mouth Dews of Manjushri: Explanatory note on the pulse and urine diagnosis chapter of the later tantra (Chi ma Gyud). 100 pages ( Lhasa)Nagarjuna's Oral transmission on the Mercuric alchemy. 150 pages ( Lhasa)Oral Dew of the great master: Liquefied gold like easy commentary on the word-meaning of the lamrim (the path series) 21 pages (Dharamsala)Notes on the commentary of the valid recognition of Acharya Dinaga. 200 pages (Tibet). 200 pages (Tibet)Notes on the first three chapters of the " guide to the Boddhissatva's way of life"( bodhissatvacharyavatara) 170 pages (Tibet)Catalogue of various medical texts: meant for interested readers. 80 pages (Tibet)An analysis on the epic of the worldly king Gesar. 47 pages (lhasa)Notes of easy entry for the children on the "excellent lessons of the heavenly tree and Mirror reflecting the clear points of the difficult points" (Tibetan grammar texts):- This was written around the age of 13 and don't have any idea whether the original manuscript exist or not. Situ's Oral Transmission: Commentary on Chinese way of pulse and urine analysis. 75 pages (Varanasi)Analytic writing: 1. Elaboration on the History of Tibetan medical science. 27 pages (Tibet)2. Analytic notes on the Abdominal-Mukpoi disorder. 100 pages, (Lhasa)Explanation on the meaning of the few chapters of Tak-phui laborer's song; a guide for the less intelligent ones, 60 pages (Tibet) Tree-map synopsis of the four essence tantra of Tibetan medicine, 30 pages (Dharamsala, India) Exemplary stanzas on the first two chapters of mirror like Tibetan poetry.100 pages (Varanasi) Basic principles of Tibetan medicine. 30 pages (Varanasi)Syllabus and Examination pattern of the Bachelor of Tibetan medical sciences, 110 pages, (Varanasi) Thoughts of Tibetan medicine on the process of dying. 26 pages (Varanasi)Ethics of Tibetan medical physician 37 pages (Delhi) Tibetan translation of Caraka, a very famous text of Indian medical system.200 pages (Varanasi); currently writing.