Tibetan Medicine & Dzogchen
From the Shang Shung Institute UK: London School of Tibetan Studies SOAS Lecture Series
A uniquely insightful lecture based on the text by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu ‘On Birth, Life and Death’ with Elio Guarisco.
Elio Guarisco was born in Italy in Varese on the 5th of August 1954 and he grew up in Como. Elio studied Arts and received the degree of master of Arts before traveling to India to study Buddhism. On his return from India he moved to Switzerland where for ten years he learned Tibetan language and Buddhist philosophy under one of the Dalai Lama’s philosophical adviser. Invited by the late Kalu Rinpoche, Elio spend almost twenty years in India working on the Encyclopedia on Indo Tibetan Knowledge known as ‘shes bya kun khyab’ authored by Kongtrul the Great, which is being published in separate volumes by Snow Lion Publications. During this time Elio developed a keen interest in Tibetan medicine and its relationship with the Dzogchen teachings.
Since 2003 Elio has been actively engaged in the Ka-ter project of the Shang Shung Institute of Austria. Besides being the instructor of the Training for Translators from Tibetan he also works for the Dzogchen Tantra Translation Project.