ORAL INSTRUCTIONS  Tantra Chapter 77

Provocation Diseases:

In Sowa Rigpa, one of the four classes of disease that is described in the traditional medical texts is called don né, or provocation disorders. Chapter 77 of the Third Oral Instructions Tantra (མན་ངག་རྒྱུད། Mengngak Gyü) introduces the concept of don né, and describes the first category of provocations, known as elemental spirit provocation including the causes and condition of provocation, their defining features, signs and symptoms, and means. Traditional methods of treatment for this class of disorder that have been used in Tibet for centuries include mantra, ritual and other unique means of spiritual healing.

Learning about don né is an important part of Sowa Rigpa training as it helps the practitioner to recognize the subtle causes of difficult-to-identify diseases causing unusual mental and physical symptoms and understand when spiritual methods of healing are especially called for.

This course is open to all who have done (or are currently doing) foundational Sowa Rigpa studies including Foundations of Sowa Rigpa Part 1, Sowa Rigpa Self & Family Care, or Root Tantra course.
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Dr. Machig

Dr. Machig is a senior Sorig doctor and professor in Amdo, Northeastern Tibet. He began learning Sowa Rigpa in 1983 with Dr. Jigme. In 1989 he enrolled at Lhasa University to study Sowa Rigpa. After completing 5 years of medical training and graduating from the Tibetan Medical College, Dr. Machig returned to Amdo to work as a doctor in Malho Hospital, where he has now been practicing and teaching for over 30 years. His medical lineage is based on the famous Chagpori Medical School, incorporating both of the historical Zur and Jang traditions, yet focusing on the former. In his clinical work he specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic conditions.He has been teaching various subjects on Sorig pathology in SKẎ since the organization's beginning. 

He is known amongst Sowa Rigpa students for his vast knowledge on materia medica, theoretical pharmacology, and the actual practice of collecting and preparing Tibetan medical formulas. He is admired for his kindheartedness and unceasing commitment to preserve and promote Sowa Rigpa, either traveling to the West for teaching purpose, or treating local patients wherever he resides every single day of his life without rest.