Photo: Patrice Richard
CHETELAT comes from the famous movement theater school
in Switzerland. After a clown-acrobat-magician career, he founded
EN CIRQUE" circus
school in 2001, he has managed for a 7 years cycle. Although he's
been vegetarian for a long time, he has left the circus school
to devour some Yack...
Since, he's been learning Tibetan Astrology (with Lama
Lobsang Darjy and autodidact), Ku Nye Massage,
Tibetan Traditional Medicine, Mantra Healing, and dream analysis.
Thus, he met Dr.
who after having noticed that Martial had a certain tenacity to
juggle with tibetan astrology elements and animals, asked him
to create SORIGASTRO website.
Conception - french version:
English translation: Patrice Richard
Lobsang Darjy was a master astrologer
and monk with a background in the Nyingma,
Kagyudpa and Gelugpa traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. For many
years, he has been resident at Rajha monastery in Amdo, where
he completed Buddhist studies including Budhist philosophy,
tantra and Kalachakra tantra. During this time, he was Chant
master for seven years, ritual master for three years, as well
as studying Tibetan Medicine and Astrology.
He studied medicine at the Qinghai Traditional Tibetan Medicine
Hospital. In addition, Lama Lobsang is a writer and poet: his
book, ‘One Voice’ tells of his
experience as a Tibetan in a rapidly changing modern world.
He is a member of the Tibetan Writers’ Association, under
whose auspices he attended the Italian PEN Freedom of Expression
Conference in Venice, in May 2005. He is a fountain of wisdom
on Astrology in Tibetan Medicine.Unfortunately he passed away
with a complication of an aneurism on the 27 september 2010.
It is a great loss for all of us. I thank him deeply for All
Nida Chenagtsang was born in Amdo, Tibet. Interested
in the traditional medicine of his people,
Dr Nida began his early medical training at the local Traditional
Tibetan Medicine Hospital. Later he gained scholarship entry
to Lhasa Tibetan Medical University and completed
his medical training in 1996. Dr Nida gained his practical training
at the Traditional Tibetan Medicine Hospitals in Lhasa (Lhasa
Mentsi Khang) and Lhoka.
Dr Nida has published a number of articles and several books
on Traditional Tibetan Medicine. He has extensively researched
ancient Tibetan medicinal treatments, specialising in the revival
of external therapies, which has brought him high acclaim in
the field of Tibetan Medicine in both the East and West. Dr
Nida is Director of the International Academy for Traditional
Tibetan Medicine (IATTM) and the Co-Founder
of the International Ngak-Mang Institutes (NMI), established
to preserve and maintain the Rebkong Ngakpa culture within modern
Dr Nida’s teachings are widely known throughout Asia,
Europe, Russia, the USA and Australia, where he has trained
students in Traditional Tibetan Medicine, Ku Nye Massage, Mantra
Healing, Diet and Behaviour, Dream Analysis, Sa Che (geomancy),
as well as Birth and Death according to Tibetan Medicine. All
courses, seminars and public talks are organised through the
IATTM and NMI. Fluent in English, Dr Nida is an experienced
and knowledgeable communicator with a sophisticated ability
to teach the subtleties of these traditional modalities to westerners.