Using Mantras for Healing in Tibetan Medicine

May 19, 2022 00:15:55
Using Mantras for Healing in Tibetan Medicine
Buddhist Studies Footnotes
Using Mantras for Healing in Tibetan Medicine

May 19 2022 | 00:15:55

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Frances Garrett Tony Scott

Show Notes

Thinley Gyatso discusses the use of mantras in Tibetan medical practice. He describes early medical texts that address how mantras are used as healing tools, and reports on conversations with Tibetan medical doctors who use mantra recitation in their medical practice. Thinley describes how mantra recitation as a form speech or sound therapy and a type of breathing practice. Thinley’s research brings forth the multidimensional impact that mantras can have in Buddhist practices of healing.

Thinley Gyatso is a University of Toronto doctoral student in Buddhist Studies. The Footnotes series is produced at the University of Toronto, in Canada. See more at https://buddhist-studies-footnotes.castos.com/.

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