In this talk given to an audience including hospital staff, Ringu Tulku discusses how causes and conditions interdependently affect our health; particularly the mind and our way of experiencing.
If we are able to relax through meditation, that can benefit our health, as mind and body are so interdependent.
So we train our mind, allowing it to be natural.
Rinpoche discusses a little about how Tibetan Doctors can make accurate diagnoses through simply taking a pulse (at 26.00).
From 29.00 he discusses Chinese Medicine. From 30.30 he has a discussion with those present, regarding Western Medicine and changing perceptions towards different medical traditions.
From 36.13 he discusses how a compassionate motivation can assist the mind.
At 38.00: if our mind is stable, we can be less affected by sickness; still remaining peaceful and happy, including when we approach death. We can let things go. Rinpoche relates an anecdote about HH 14th Dalai Lama’s reactions in this regard.
He then discusses that research trials have been conducted on some forms of Tibetan Medicine, including Padma 28:
At 46.00 Rinpoche discusses the role of lung/wind in mental illness where agitation is present.
Rinpoche discusses approaches to assisting people experiencing depression and schizophrenia in Tibet at 48.00 (unfortunately with some feedback distortion).
At 51.30 Rinpoche discusses karma.
Please note that the pealing of nearby Landsberg church bells continues until 07.00!
Video sound quality is affected by a constant level of background noise throughout; it is easier to hear Rinpoche’s words on the audio file.
Sangye Menla thangka images by Dr Conrad Harvey.