The Chagpori Medical College was first established in 1696 as a center for training in traditional Tibetan medicine (Sowa Rigpa). After the monastery was destroyed in 1959, it was restarted in 1992 by Dr. Trogawa Rinpoche in Darjeeling, India, to preserve the Chagpori system of medicine.
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.
The Land of Medicine Buddha is a meditation and retreat center in Santa Cruz, California that is involved in the dissemination of Tibetan Buddhist teachings and health practices through Dharma classes, guided meditations, pujas, and festivals.
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.