Posted to Religious Diversity News on November 6, 1998
Source: The Baltimore Sun
On November 6, 1998, The Baltimore Sun reported that the
First International Congress on Tibetan Medicine was held in
Washington on the weekend of November 7th. Approximately 1200 Western
medical professionals received an intensive introduction to Tibetan
medicine. The Dalai Lama opened the event and it concluded with a
ceremony around a sand mandala dedicated to the Medicine Buddha.
After the mandala was ritually destroyed, it was put into the Potomac
River as an “offering of healing powers to the waters.” In consonance
with the event, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington is
showing an exhibit entitled, “The Buddha’s Art of Healing: Tibetan
Paintings Rediscovered.” This exhibit, also with an accompanying book
by the same title, is being shown through January 3rd, when it will
then travel to other museums in the U.S.