Sunday, August 8, 2010

Another Tragedy for Tibetan Medicine and Tibetan Culture

Today I learned, via a friend's post on Facebook, that the major portion of the surviving collected works of Nyala Chanchub Dorje has been destroyed "in a fire" in connection with the July 3, 2010, conviction of Rinchen Samdrup, the elder brother of the recently convicted Karma Samdrup.

Woeser does not indicate what day the raid occurred, but only that the major collection of collected works of Chanchub Dorje has now been destroyed. Hopefully there exists other copies, apart from the several volumes I saw in Norbu Rinpoche's library in Merigar.

Among these collected works were several volumes of original works on Tibetan Medicine.

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