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The Tibetan Art of Living

The Tibetan Art of Living

Wise Body, Mind, Life

Tibetan Bön medicine is one of the world's most vital, sophisticated systems of healing -- an ancient, detailed approach that aims to unite the mind, body, and spirit to restore a dynamic balance and create patterns of health. In The Tibetan Art of Living, Christopher Hansard -- the leading Western practitioner of Tibetan medicine -- introduces you to Bön's uniquely empowering worldview, and guides you to a new and enlightened level of discovery. His is the first book to reveal how to apply the wisdom and principles of Tibetan medicine to daily life.

The Tibetan Art of Living provides clear and practical techniques and advice that will lead to:
  • A greater knowledge of yourself
  • An understanding of the origins and causes of illness, and how we all hold illness in our bodies as well as in our minds
  • The awareness that we are our own best healers
  • A life of physical, emotional, and spiritual health


From dietary guidelines, massage, and rejuvenation techniques to mind-strengthening skills, soul medicine, and herbal remedies for common ailments, Hansard presents many simple ways of inviting Tibetan Bön wisdom and spirituality into everyday life.
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  • Atria Books | 
  • 304 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743233163 | 
  • June 2003
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Chapter One: How Tibetan Wisdom Sees the World

This book is about how Tibetan medicine can help you to create wisdom, health, and well-being. It is not for scholars: There are already books of that kind by people well versed in the subject. This is primarily a book of self-exploration, which uses Tibetan medicine as a guide on the path to knowledge of your self.

We should regard ourselves as pilgrims following an inner journey that is beautiful, scary, and sometimes difficult. In these pages, you will learn about the art of living. You will discover many safe, traditional self-healing techniques that will empower you to become... see more

About the Author

Christopher Hansard
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Christopher Hansard

Christopher Hansard is the author of The Tibetan Art of Living. Trained in the spiritual and healing traditions of Tibetan Bön medicine from the age of four, he is now the leading Western practitioner in the field and the director of clinical affairs at the Eden Medical Centre, Chelsea, London. He is married and has a young daughter.

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