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Healing Practices Exhibition Tour

With Tibetan Medicine Doctor Kunga Wangdue

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
1:00 PM–2:00 PM

Join Tibetan medicine doctor Kunga Wangdue for a free online tour of Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans, on view through January 16, 2023. Through close looking and conversation, learn more about the featured exhibition and the variety of ways individuals employ healing in their day to day lives. Dr. Wangdue will also discuss the importance of diet in Tibetan medicine for the healing process. This tour will last approximately 60 minutes.

Tibetan medicine doctor Kunga Wangdue was born in Tibet and began his Buddhist studies at the age of eight and studied Tibetan language and Buddhist philosophy at Drepung Monastery in Lhasa. Doctor Wangdue then began his extensive study of Tibetan medicine and graduated from Tibetan Medical and Astrology College in India in 1996. He had the privilege of completing a year-long apprenticeship under Senior Menpa Kunga Gyurme, former personal physician of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. From 1998 to 2002, he served as a clinical practitioner in Nepal. Dr. Wangdue, the head of the Kungye Healing Center in New York, is a highly respected Tibetan medicine practitioner in the Tibetan Himalayan community of New York.

Major support for Healing Practices: Stories from Himalayan Americans is provided by The Prospect Hill Foundation as well as by generous donations from the Museum’s Board of Trustees, individual donors, and members.

Public support of the Rubin Museum of Art is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Prospect Hill Foundation

Free with Registration

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