Institute Of Traditional Tibetan Medicine (Warsaw, Poland)

The Institute of Traditional Tibetan Medicine was opened in Warsaw, Poland by Dr. Venerable Tenzin Jangchub with the blessing of the Dalai Lama. In addition to providing Sowa Rigpa-based healthcare, the Institute works to educate non-Tibetan people and foster mutual understanding between biomedical doctors and practitioners of traditional Tibetan Buddhist medicine.

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Shaolin Temple 少林寺 (Dengfeng, Zhengzhou, Henan, China)

The Shaolin Temple, located in China’s Henan Province, has become well-known on a global scale in recent years for its martial arts and has subsequently enlarged its tourism efforts. Besides its activities in martial arts, the Shaolin Temple has also sought to establish itself as an academic institution of Buddhism and Chinese Buddhist medicine.

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Taichung Tzu Chi Hospital (Taichung, Taiwan)

The Taichung Tzu Chi Hospital was initially built in response to the lack of access to healthcare in Taichung’s Tanzi District and its surrounding areas. In addition to community health outreach, the hospital currently focuses on a wide array of medical services, ranging from preventive care to long-term care.

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Tuệ Tĩnh đường Hải Đức (Huế, Vietnam)

The organization Tuệ Tĩnh đường Hải Đức operates four free medical clinics in the Thừa Thiên Huế Province of Vietnam. Under the umbrella organization Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, these clinics have medically trained monks and nuns that use a combination of traditional Vietnamese medicine and Western medicine to treat hundreds of patients a day.

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Men-Tsee-Khang བོད་ཀྱི་སྨན་རྩིས་ཁང་། (Dharamshala, India)

The Men-Tsee-Khang is currently the most prominent institution of Tibetan medicine and astrology. Though originally reestablished in Dharamsala, India to preserve Tibetan culture, its development over the past 60 years has modernized Tibetan medicine and contributed to its popularity worldwide.

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Wat Pho วัดโพธิ์ (Bangkok, Thailand)

Wat Pho is one of the most prominent Buddhist royal temples in Thailand due to both its religious and cultural significance. With one of its key roles being to preserve and teach traditional Thai culture, Wat Pho has been critical in standardizing and promoting traditional Thai medicine.

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Hospital Los Ángeles (Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay)

Hospital Los Ángeles was established by Foguang Shan, a transnational humanistic Buddhist organization based in Taiwan. Currently, Hospital Los Ángeles is one of the most prominent hospitals in Ciudad del Este that specialize in maternal and neonatal care.

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