Saturday, November 07, 2009

Tibetan Medicine Blog

Over at the Tibetan Medicine Blog, well respected Massachusetts practitioner Malcolm Smith is doing a good job covering the field. Without him, I probably wouldn't have spent nearly as much money at Amazon this week, collecting such gems as Frances Garrett's Embryology in the History of Tibetan Medicine.

Hmm... don't know if I like that or not... the spending money on books part. One book always leads to another book. That leads to another, and another, and before you know it, you're shaking outside a library, waiting for it to open. Worse still, you get a job at a university somewhere, just so you can be near books. We all know people like this, and it isn't pretty.

Anyway, Malcolm has his head on his shoulders, writes comprehensible sentences with flair, and is highly recommended. Tibetan traditional medicine is fun. You spend a lifetime acquiring the fundamentals, maybe a couple of minutes actually practicing, and then you pass away from complications arising from the trauma of acquiring the fundamentals.

You know, we should probably start running a few more TTM articles in here, before the light changes.

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4 reader comments:

Don said...

As the proprietor of a Book Den myself I fully understand the dangers of addiction. If at all possible buy Kindle versions of books. It’s like methadone.

TENPA said...

Don -- you are better than me. I just sit and watch videos of North Korean Lady Traffic Officers over and over again until I can't think about books... for a while... because the effect wears off too quickly.

Anonymous said...

i'm gonna make my own site about it

TENPA said...

About what? North Korean Lady Traffic Officers?

Be sure to send us the URL.