CSRSR has vision to implement wide range of objectives through which we can serve the healthcare needs of the society as well as promote the tradition and knowledge of Sowa-Rigpa practice. Our objectives can be briefly summarized as .............
CSRSR has been undertaking herbal plantations to support the need for raw materials in terms of dry or fresh herbs for compounding Sowa-Rigpa medicines. In these times of rapid development and profit investment era, many of the medicinal herbs which have a tremendous effect on disease treatment and preventive measures are now getting extinct and becoming endangered due to ........
“Sowa-Rigpa” commonly known as Tibetan system of medicine is one of the oldest, Living and well documented medical tradition of the world. It has been originated from Tibet and popularly practiced in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Mongolia and Russia. It is considered to be condensed essence of all the ancient traditional medicines that of Chinese and Ayurveda that it has various similarities in terms of theory and practice.
With gradual transmission of Buddhism, especially Nalanda School of thoughts in Tibet, also invitation of Indian great masters to Tibet and sending of scholars to Nalanda to study Buddhism greatly opened the era of Buddhism expansion and exchanging knowledge. As Indian texts and literature started flooding Tibet in eleventh and twelfth centuries, a number of Indian medical texts were also transmitted and translated into Tibetan language. For example, Ayurvedic Astāngahrdayasamhitā (Heart of Medicine Compendium attributed to Vagbhata) was translated into Tibetan by Rinchen Zangpo (95-1055). Tibet also absorbed the early Indian Abhidharma literature, for example the fifth century Abhidharmakosasabhasyam by Vasubandhu which expounds upon medical subjects such as fetal development. A wide range of Indian Vajrayana tantras, containing practices based on medical anatomy, were subsequently absorbed into Tibet.
HAMP ( High Altitude Medicinal Plants )
CSRSR has been undertaking herbal plantation to support the need of raw materials in terms of dry or fresh herbs for compounding Sowa-Rigpa medicines. In these times of rapid development and profit investment era, many of the medicinal herbs which have tremendous effect on disease treatment and preventive measures are now getting extinct and becoming endangered due to over harvesting for profit manufacturing by those big pharmaceutical companies worldwide and especially in India.
With growing demand of these medicinal herbs in the national and international market, extinction of these plants is likely to occur in long run. Thus we also focused on conservation of these medicinal plants to reduce its extinction in the wild in the best way we can.