14.-16. JUNE 2024 │ VILJANDI, ESTONIA & ONLINE

The Forum strives to create a space for an international community of health and care providers to share and learn the latest ways of practicing Sowa Rigpa and Buddhist care ethics.

We are also a 'sister' event to the International Congress of Sowa Rigpa held in different parts of the world since 2012.
WHAT IS THIS FORUM ABOUT?
  • DAY 1

    -MENTAL HEALTH-

    The embedded Buddhist care ethics within Sowa Rigpa have been a keen interest for health and care providers, particularly concerning the body-mind schemes to improve mental well-being.

    We have key speakers in the fields of Sowa Rigpa, psychiatry, psychology, and medical anthropology, who will bring their perspectives to help listeners create a richer approach to creative (self)care solutions. They will offer presentations (30m) and workshops (1h+) on the amalgamation of Sowa Rigpa, with contemporary mental health solutions.

    However, if you resonate with this theme, please consider dropping us your presentation abstract before 31st March. We encourage you to share your achievements and contribute your work and ideas with us.
  • DAY 2

    -DREAMS & MEDICINAL PLANTS-

    Dreams and medicinal plants in the context of health and care have both subjective and objective dimensions, this complexity reflects the fact that the well-being of humans is beyond anthropocentric paradigms. It is vital to create a safe space to discuss the role of dreams and medicinal plants in physical and mental well-being and improve collectively.

    If you resonate with this theme, please consider dropping us your presentation abstract before 31st March. We encourage you to share your achievements and contribute your work and ideas with us.
  • DAY 3
    -SORIG THESIS
    PRESENTATIONS-

    Sorig Khang International has been instrumental in fostering the establishment of numerous educational organizations dedicated to Sowa Rigpa worldwide. These organizations offer comprehensive 2-year and 4-year programs.


    Recognizing the importance of offering a forum for students/graduates to showcase their thesis to a broader audience and receive valuable feedback, we extend an invitation on the third day to those who are ready to present their thesis and independent research.


    Please consider dropping us your thesis abstract before 15th April. We encourage you to share your work and ideas with us.


    Apply for thesis presentation - contact us at info@sowarigpaforum.com.

KEY SPEAKERS
  • Dr Nida Chenagtsang
    Traditional Tibetan physician and lineage holder of the Yuthok Nyingthig.
  • Dr. Machik
    Senior Sowa Rigpa doctor and professor in Amdo, Northeastern Tibet.
  • Dr. Petra Poolamets
    Senior Estonian psychiatrist, Buddhist philosophies, in Finland.
  • Dr. Caroline Van Damme
    Senior Psychiatrist, Sowa Rigpa mental counselling in Belgium.
  • Dr. Olev Poolamets
    Senior Andrologist, Sowa Rigpa, Buddhism, in Estonia
  • Dr. Carroll Dunham
    American medical anthropologist, writer and producer for National Geographic, PBS and BBC.
  • Drukmo Gyal
    Mantra singer, practitioner of Sowa Rigpa and Buddhism, novice Anthropologist.
  • Dr. Emilio Gallotta
    Medical doctor, Sowa Rigpa doctor, translator
  • Dr. Anastazja Holecko
    MD, Sowa Rigpa practitioner, Functional Medicine, Rejuvenation
  • Dr. Mari Valdur
    Social anthropologist, research fellow at the University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Dr. Herbert Schwabl
    CEO of PADMA AG, expert in principles of action of multi-compound drugs
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