Kachupa Degree Program

Tibetan Psychiatry and Medical Psychology

(Six-month online course)

The Tibetan Psychiatry and Medical Psychology course gives some answers to complexe questions such as
What is a « normal » mind ? What are mental afflictions ? What is a psychiatric disease ? How to understand « possessions » or « evil spirit»?…

Through video lessons and textbook, this course gives you a chance to study the Tibetan medicine approach of the Mind and its disease.

This course is a part of the Kachupa degree certificate.
It is restricted to TME and New Yuthok Institute’s students who have completed the Tibetan Medicine course, as well as TME’s 3rd year Tibetan Medicine students.

Next course : This course is taken on an individual basis. It is possible to register anytime.

more information below

Course Content

The course is divided in two parts:

Part 1: Mind and mental functions

1. Introduction
2. The concept of mind and mental functions
3. Mind and general mental instability

Part 2: Tibetan Medical Psychiatry (sems nad, gdon nad)

1. Psychiatrc diseases introduction
2. Evil spirit possession mental disease, symptoms, and treatments (gdon gyi nad)
3. Madness, symptoms and treatment (smyon pa)
4. Forgetfulness disease, symptoms and treatment (brjed byed)
5. Epileptic disease provoked by Planet spirit Rahula and Mirkhi diseases (gza’ grib kyi nad)
6. Skin disease caused by under ground Naga spirit (klu gdon)
7. Children’s Psychiatry (byis pa’i gdon)
8. Personal experience and opinion


This course is restricted to TME and New Yuthok Institute’s students who have completed the Tibetan Medicine course, as well as TME’s 3rd year Tibetan Medicine students.

Teaching methods

Once registered, you’ll get a 6-month individual access to the texts to be studied, and to video lessons. You can study this material at your own pace. You will also have the opportunity to ask your questions to Dr Pasang Y. Arya.

Examination and certification

At the end of the course, students who wish so can take an exam to receive a course certificate.
This course on Tibetan Medical Psychology and Psychiatry is a part of the Kachupa degree certificate.


6-month access to the textbook (downloadable), video lessons, questions to Dr Pasang Arya and exams (optional) :
CHF 700.- (swiss francs)


Payment is made at the enrolment (payment by credit card, PayPal account, or bank transfer).


You can register for this course at any time by clicking on the button below, and filling out the registration form. You will then be redirected to the payment page (payment by credit card, PayPal account, or bank transfer).
After receiving the payment, we will send you a personal login and password for a six-month access to the textbook (downloadable), video lessons, questions to Dr Pasang Arya, and exams (optional).

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Terms and Conditions

Terms & conditions Kachupa degree program

By completing the application forms or an online transaction you are confirming that you accept the following terms and conditions:

TME – Tibetan Medicine Education center website, courses and e-mail.
All parts of the websites, both public and teaching areas (tibetanmedicine-edu.org, tmecourses.org, tme.adobeconnect.com or zoom) including course content, documents, lessons, videos, audio recordings, works, and correspondence, are the intellectual property of TME – Tibetan Medicine Education center and cannot be copied, duplicated, forwarded, or conveyed to anyone else, without the original author’s permission. No attempt should be made to copy or distribute either images or other content in any way, even in another language.
All online courses require users to have an active email account for course communication purposes.
Users need to advise TME of any changes to their personal contact details whilst completing their course.
Students enrolled with TME – Tibetan Medicine Education center are issued with an internet login and secure password in order to access the live teaching session. Students must not disclose this password to any third party.
TME – Tibetan Medicine Education center reserves the right to modify the content of the website on a regular basis in order to ensure that it is current and as relevant as possible.
It is strongly recommended that students protect their own computer system with appropriate anti virus software. TME – Tibetan Medicine Education center cannot be held responsible for any virus transferred via email or otherwise, hacking and other types of computer misuse.

Ability to participate
Participants take part in TME activities fully responsible of their behavior and must notify TME-Tibetan Medicine Education center of any relevant physical and/or psychological impairments before the seminar/course/workshop/retreat. If necessary, participants must consult a physician or psychotherapist. TME-Tibetan Medicine Education center reserves the right to exclude participants who do not fulfill the physical and/or psychological requirements from participating in a seminar/course/workshop/retreat.

In order to maintain an appropriate learning environment, students having an inappropriate, disruptive, or offensive behavior may be excluded from courses or workshops. Tibetan medicine study and practice is not compatible with the use of recreational drugs. People who are used to consuming such substances are not accepted in workshops. Besides, any course participants found intoxicated or under the influence of recreational drugs or alcool will be asked to leave immediately.
In case of exclusion, any additional costs will be borne by the participants and the amount already paid will not be refunded.

Payment is made at the enrolment.
For individual online courses (Advanced pathologies, Tibetan medical psychology and psychiatry): A message of confirmation will be sent to the student after receipt of payment. The student will then have access to the course material for the duration given in the course description.
For workshops: A place is assured after receipt of payment.
On request, it is generally possible to pay the workshop in two separate payments, provided an additional transaction fee of CHF 15.- per installment.

Online courses:
Before a course opening: withdrawals from a course or a seminar are accepted until 30 days before the course is made available, without any charge aside from an administrative fee of CHF 60.-. Withdrawals must be communicated in writing. There will be no reimbursement for later cancellation.
Once the student has access to the material: Should the course participant withdraw from the course, or not take part in online sessions or exams, he or she shall not be entitled to claim any reimbursement.
In the unlikely event that TME cannot provide a pre-announced course, the full pre-payment for the cancelled course/part of the course will be refunded. There will be no claim for other compensation.

Workshop cancellation:
Cancellation until 2 months before the workshop: no cancellation fee aside from an administrative fee: CHF 60.-
Two months to one month before the start of the workshop, 60% of the workshop fee and room will be reimbursed, as well as the meals.
In the last month before the workshop, 30% of the workshop fee, room and meals will be reimbursed. No refund for later cancellation.
In the unlikely event that TME has to cancel the workshop, the full workshop fee will be refunded.

Minimum number of participants
For the individual online Kachupa degree courses (Advanced pathologies, Tibetan medical psychology and psychiatry): There isn’t any limited number of participants since the courses are given on an individual basis. Once the course goes online, students have access to the material through the login and password received at the time of the registration.

For online courses in groups (Women’s diseases – Tibetan Gynecology): A minimum of 10 students is required.

For the workshops (Tibetan Cleansing, medicinal butter preparation and rejuvenation): The minimum number of participants is decided upon the location and the charges involved. Please refer to the detailed information of each workshop.

On-site workshopsVisa and insurance
For students needing a visa to come to the on-site practical workshops in Italy or Switzerland, please note that TME does not provide invitation letter for visa.
The participation to the course is at one’s own risk. It is the student’s responsibility to have the appropriate personal travel insurance such as travel cancellation insurance, health and accident insurance.
Except in cases of negligent behavior of TME – Tibetan Medicine Education center, the liability of property damage and financial loss is limited.
No liability is assumed for any valuables brought to a seminar/course/workshop/retreat by the participant, and theft or loss of objects.

At the end of each course, students who wish it so can take an exam in order to receive a certificate, provided they have passed it. In order to have the full Kachupa degree, students must follow all the courses and take/pass all the examinations.

Tibetan Medicine, like many other complementary medicines, is still not officially recognized in many countries. Students must then be aware that even if this certification attests their high knowledge on Tibetan Medicine subjects, it is not an authorization to practice per se, as legal recognition and licenses depend on the laws of each country.
Thus, the participants who are already medical doctors or who already have an official authorization to practice as naturopath practitioners in their country can receive the TME certificate as an attestation for their additional knowledge on Tibetan medicine and related techniques.
The participants who have not yet graduated in any medical complementary discipline will also receive the same certificate from TME, but in order to have a legal recognition in their country as a health practitioner, they may have to obtain extra certificates depending on their country laws.

Applicable law, jurisdiction
Swiss law exclusively shall be applicable to the present contract. Neuchâtel, Switzerland is stipulated as the place of jurisdiction.

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