Dr. Barry Clark - Tibetan Physician
Dr. Barry Clark was born in England and trained in the Himalayas for eighteen years in almost all the theoretical and practical aspects of the ancient Tibetan medical system, under the tuition of the great, renowned Master of Medicine, Dr. Yeshe Donden, who was the personal physician of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for eighteen years.
In his first seven years, he also studied with the famous Dr. Pema Dorje. Throughout all these years, his theoretical training consisted of teachings on 150 of the 156 chapters of the "Four Tantras" of Tibetan Medicine, as well as a three and a half year teaching on a 460 page work on Materia Medica. He also received several years of clinical training with Dr. Yeshe Donden before beginning his own independent medical practice, 16 years ago.
Since 1981, Dr. Barry Clark has also traveled extensively lecturing on Tibetan Medicine and giving treatments all over Asia, Europe, North America, Hawaii and Australasia. He has successfully completed world tours involving England, USA, Cananda, Hawaii, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia, as well as a five nation tour of Europe. In 1997, his teaching tour took him to North America, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Australasia.
Weekend workshops, courses and lectures were very well received at all venues and attended by up to one hundred people at a time. Feedback about the results of private consultations he gave have also been very positive. He has ten years of experience teaching extensive courses for Westerners in Tibet and the Indian Himalayas and received twenty years training in Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, meditation and dialects.
His dictionary on Tibetan Materia Medica has been published by the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamsala, India, and in addition to a number of published articles, his complete English translation of the first two Tibetan medical tantras, "Quintessence Tantras of Tibetan Medicine", has been published by Snow Lion Press, New York in 1997.
Dr. Barry Clark's 2008 teaching tour will take him all over Australia, New Zealand, America and Germany. He will be giving slide shows of Tibet, lectures and weekend or week long courses on the healthy and diseased body, symptoms and diagnosis, dietary and behavioral factors, medical treatments, accessory therapies, the use of gem stones, precious metals, minerals, herbs and plants, etc. in the Tibetan system, the ethical code of a physician, rejuvenation, essence extraction, and a wide range of other topics as required. He has also led field trips into mountain areas in Europe and North America, to collect and identify Tibetan medicinal plants. Dr. Clark speaks good conversational French, German, Hindi and several other languages. He is also able to give effective consultations and treatments when contacted by letter, phone or fax.