Medical Museum and Publications Project
Dr. Dickey Nyerongsha’s former professor, Dr. Wangdu, has been responsible for some of the most interesting projects initiated at the Tibetan Medical Institute in Lhasa, Tibet. Driven by a deep passion for preserving the legacy of Tibetan culture, he has continuously searched for and collected texts and artifacts that date back centuries—in some cases back even to ancient times.
Dr. Wangdu has established both a library and a museum at the Medical Institute. Hundreds of precious texts reside safely alongside rare medical artifacts and thangkas (large painted wall hangings, traditionally considered to be sacred objects). He has also covered the walls of the museum with vast paintings of Tibetan medical history, herbs, anatomy and other related subjects, so that this knowledge will last far into the future.