Tibetan Medicine Education center

The Tibetan Medicine course


Take advantage of this rare opportunity to study traditional Tibetan Medicine with a prominent senior Tibetan doctor as your teacher

Tibetan Medicine workshops


This 3-year course program covers all the main aspects of Tibetan medicine theory, diagnosis and practice in its traditional form, as it also embraces its contemporary explanation, development and application.

Next course start: October 11, 2021. Registration opening: June 2021
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The Tibetan medicine courses are presented and conducted  in the English language, using a variety of teaching methods and study aids to assist each student to learn to their full potential:

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Distance learning
From your home, you can study the theory of Tibetan Medicine on the basis of eleven textbooks (downloadable documents) from the treatise "The Essentials of Gyud-shi", written by Prof. Pasang Yonten Arya, that not only expounds, explains and comments on the traditional Gyud-shi, the "Four medical Tantras", but also its contemporary practice and interpretation.

You will also receive commentaries and explanations on these texts, in audio recordings (about 250 hours) and video teachings by Dr Pasang Arya.
You will be able to study this material at your own pace and convenience.

Question & Answer online sessions
Nine times a year, you along with your classmates will be able to participate in "live" two-hour interactive online Question and answer sessions. During these sessions, Dr Pasang Arya will directly answer your questions and, depending on the needs, complement and enlarge upon the teachings.

Class environment
You’ll have access to a class environment where you’ll find interactive quizzes to train the understanding, as well as support, and contact with the other students of your class.



Practical training
During the 3rd year (TM course A), a 11-day practical workshop (10 days of training, 1 day examination) will take place in Europe (generally in Switzerland), where you will go from theory to practice under Dr Pasang Y. Arya’s guidance. This intensive workshop is especially dedicated to practical aspects and training of diagnosis (pulse taking, urine analysis,...), as well as external therapies training (moxibustion, fomentation, cupping, massage, hor-me,...). Early mornings are dedicated to Tibetan Yoga teaching and practice.
Workshop may include sessions with guest experts in specific areas of Tibetan medicine.
Please, be aware that the number of seats for this program is limited.

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Three-year distance learning course + one 11-day onsite practice workshop

This course is addressed to those of you who are health field professionals in general as well as seriously motivated people intending to study Tibetan medicine in the complementary medicine field.
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Three-year distance learning course
This option is suitable for those of you who are interested in Tibetan medicine to improve your theoretical knowledge in the holistic concept of the body-mind, or for your own health benefit. The content of the course is basically the same as the TM course A, except for the fact that you won't participate in the on-site workshop in Europe.
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Both options comprise three successive levels of one year each.

  • 1st year: Basics of Tibetan Medicine (syllabus)
  • 2nd year: Diagnosis and treatment (syllabus)
  • 3rd year: General and specific pathologies(syllabus)

TM Basic
One year distance learning course
The basic level corresponds to the 1st year of The Tibetan Medicine courses A and B. If you do not want to engage in long studies, but wish to get a basic theoretical knowledge of Tibetan medicine, it is possible for you to register to the Basic Level only.

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Distant learning (TM course A, TM course B, TM basic)
Annual tuition fee: CHF 1700.- (swiss francs) (currency converter)
The tuition fees cover the course textbooks (downloadable pdf documents), audio and video teachings, the access to the class environment, the training quizzes, and 9 interactive Question and answer online sessions, as well as all registration and examination fees.

Workshop (TM course A): CHF 1950.- (currency converter)
This price doesn’t include travelling expenses, lodging and boarding.


1st year:
TM course A, B and basic: Written and oral exam (online) at the end of the year.

2nd and 3rd year:
TM course A: Written and oral exam (online) at the end of each year, and practical exam at the end of the on-site workshop.
TM course B: Written and oral exam (online) at the end of each year.

At the end of the three-year course, if you have successfully passed all the exams, you will get a certification from TME (TM course A:Theory and practice level / TM course B: Theory level). This certificate attests to the study of Traditional Tibetan Medicine, its contemporary practice and interpretation, over a three-year period.

Since Tibetan Medicine, like many other complementary medicines, is still not officially recognized in many countries, remain aware that even if this certification attests your knowledge on Tibetan Medicine, it is not an authorization to practice per se, as legal recognition and licenses depend on the laws of each country.
Thus, if you are already a medical doctor or already have an official authorization to practice as naturopath practitioner in your country you can receive the TME certificate as an attestation  of your additional knowledge on Tibetan medicine and related techniques.
If you have not yet graduated in any medical complementary discipline, you will also receive the same certificate from TME, but in order to have a legal recognition in your country as a health practitioner, you may have, depending on your country laws, to obtain extra certificates.


Auditor status
At the end of the 1st year, Students who wish to continue the course without taking the exam, have the possibility to switch their Student status into an Auditor status.
Auditors can attend the course the same way as students, with the same access to the material and online sessions, but they don’t take exams and cannot obtain certification. Besides, they cannot participate in programs for advanced students.


If you wish to register, please submit completed registration form and proceed to the payment of the first year fee. The number of seats is limited, and the class is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Your registration becomes effective at the reception of the payment.
Next course start: October 11, 2021. Registration opening: June 2021


Payment of the year fee must be made in full at least one month before the course start (bank transfer, Paypal account or credit card). The course fees cover the written material (textbooks of  “The Essentials of Gyud-shi”), the audio and video teachings, and the access to the online interactive sessions, as well as all registration and examination fees. TME - Tibetan Medicine Education center will consider requests for more flexible arrangements, but reserves the right to decide on such requests on a case by case basis.

Withdrawals from a course are accepted until 30 days before the course's start. The course fee will be reimbursed without any charge aside from an administrative fee of CHF 60.- (see more in Terms and conditions)



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