Dear SKI family, dear all friends of Sowa Rigpa in Italy and around the globe,
It gives immense pleasure to announce that the 6th International Congress will be held in April 2018 in Pisa/Italy.
The 6th International Congress on Sowa Rigpa
Vivere Sowa Rigpa
Living Sowa Rigpa
April 20-22, 2018 in Pisa/Italy
Opening Ceremony on April 19, with additional program before & after the Congress
Varied Lecture program| Practical transcultural Cooperation: Vivere Sowa Rigpa | Information and Exhibition Stands | Practical Trainings and Teachings | Case Reports | Joint Treatment Sequences | Networking | Arts and Culture | Fun and dolce vita | Comprehensive Additional Program before & after the Congress
-be a part of it as you are already-
„Sowa Rigpa – The Science of health and happiness“
„The annual International Congress is a great contribution for the further development, the preservation and propagation of Traditional Tibetan Medicine in the East and West.“
“We are one family”
(Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, Congress President/Med. Director SKI)
Under the inspiring motto “Vivere Sowa Rigpa” the International Congress Team of SKI warmly welcomes all to attend and invites to a lively and inspiring process of sharing knowledge. For the 6th time people from more than 40 different countries will come together with joy and openness to celebrate the rich and creative world of Sowa Rigpa
Let´s continue this inspiring annual Congress journey of unity in spirit & diversity in the wonderful city of Pisa and in the beauty of the Tuscan countryside (additional program will be in the pictoresque little Tibet of Tuscany, Pomaia) : Vivere Sowa Rigpa.
Sowa Rigpa – The Science of Health and Happiness: „Sowa Rigpa was originated in the high plateau of Tibet thousands of years ago, later it was developed in the neighbouring countries: in northern India, Ladakh and Nepal it is known as Amchi Medicine, in Bhutan it is known as indigenous or the Buddhist Medicine, in Mongolia it is known as Traditional Mongolian Medicine and in Tibet it is known as Traditional Tibetan Medicine. Sowa Rigpa is a science of healing and it transcends nationalism, political issues or culturalism. Therefore I would like to call Sowa Rigpa the Science of Health and Happiness.“ (Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, public talk, 10th November, 2018)
Sowa Rigpa with its comprehensive time-tested knowledge meets an rapidly increasing global interest in treatment options and accessible information which are in accordance not only with the original tibetan teachings but also with international scientific standards.
The personal encounter at the Congress allows a rare opportunity for a profound further cooperation on the highest possible level. The root concept of the Congress follows the main vision of Tibetan Medicine: to work for the benefit of all sentient beings (inspired by the words of younger Yuthok Yonten Gonpo), beyond national or individual interests.
The perfect place for the 6th Congress of Sowa Rigpa: Bella Italia! Italy, the beloved „base camp“ of Dr. Nida Chenagtsang (Congress President, Medical Director of SKI) and his family, with it´s powerful local SKI team and the inspiring and active SKI community there, seems to be the perfect location
After 5 years of focusing more on the „outer world“ and the cooperation of SKI with all different institutions and organisations in the field of Sowa Rigpa, the next Congress will invite to the „inner world“ of the SKI family.
All speakers will be highly qualified scholars and SKI family members, from Italy and from all over the world, directly chosen for certain topics by our Medical Director Dr. Nida Chenagtsang.
The Congress will go back to its roots and connect deeper with the amazing new Sorig Khang International Foundation: www.sorig.net
In accordance with the valuable experiences that have been made during the amazing 5th International Congress on Sowa Rigpa in Kathmandu/Nepal with participants from 40 different countries, the 6th Congress in Pisa allows comprehensive and inspiring insights in the actual practice of Sowa Rigpa in Italy and around the globe.
Acknowledgement: We are full of gratitude. Many thanks to our speakers, presenters, supporters and artists who have already confirmed their participation with joy. We are very grateful for the inspiring cooperation to the partner organizations, branches and members of Sorig Khang International and to all our active supporters in Italy and around the globe. It is the wish of the organizers that this Congress, „will be a great inspiration for the preservation and further development of Sowa Rigpa to benefit all sentient beings“
Be an active part of it and let´s create this next Congress together in friendship and cooperation as a family.
All interested friends of Sowa Rigpa from Italy and around the globe are most welcome.
With all the best wishes on behalf of all friends from the International Congress Team and on behalf of the local organizing team in Italy,
Laura & Jens
Laura Bellandi, Sorig Khang Italy – Coordinatore Italia – Head of the local organizing Team
Dr. Jens Tönnemann, MD – Sorig Khang International/ Head of Medical Education/Congress
A wonderful project in italian with comprehensive information about Sowa Rigpa in Italy: Buongiorno Sowa Rigpa