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This blog is a collection of ruminations, translations, and personal opinions by Sabine and some guest authors. Reflecting my own personality, some posts are academic, some clinical, and some personal, some are excerpts from existing books and some may become part of future books. Please leave comments with feedback, questions, constructive criticism, and differences of opinion as long as you argue your reasons for disagreement logically. Any personal attacks, uncivil remarks, or self-promoting comments will be deleted.

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Tibetan medicine tangka

Much gratitude to Michael Stanley-Baker for the beautiful picture, and to Pierce Salguero for the clarification of the significance of the image. Here is what he had to say about it:

"...from a series of tangkas done in the late seventeenth century called the Blue Beryl Tangkas, illustrating the doctrines in the main Tibetan medical text, the Four Tantras. In this particular tangka, the central mandala shows the Medicine Buddha surrounded by the lineage of divine and human teachers of medicine."