Tenzin Namdul, DTMS

Teaching Faculty, Center for Spirituality and Healing (CSH)

Tenzin Namdul

Contact Info

DTMS (degree in Tibetan Medicine), Men-Tsee-Khang (MTK), the Tibetan Medical Institute of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India.

BA, Anthropology, University of Minnesota


At the Men-Tsee-Khang (MTK), the Tibetan Medical Institute of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India, Tenzin served as a Doctor of Tibetan Medicine, Faculty Member, and the head of Clinical Research Department. He collaborated with international colleagues to conduct research studies and publish scientific papers about Tibetan Medicine. In 2001, he was awarded the Gold Medal by the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine for his research and promotion of alternative medicine.

Since 2001, Tenzin has collaborated with Dr. Miriam Cameron at the University of Minnesota on education, research, writing, and other scholarly projects involving Tibetan Medicine. He helps Dr. Cameron to teach graduate courses (CSPH 5315 and CSPH 5318) about Tibetan Medicine at the University of Minnesota and in India. He also conducts Tibetan Medicine consultations for students in these courses. He is a member of the Yoga and Tibetan Medicine Research Team that is conducting studies about Tibetan Medicine.

Tenzin has traveled extensively to conduct Tibetan Medicine consultations and workshops in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the U.S. His publications include journal articles and a book. He translated and edited the nutritional textbook, Tibetan Medical Dietary Book: Vol. 1 - Potency & Preparation of Vegetables, by Dr. Yangbum Gyal and published by the MTK in 2006.

Tenzin is Co-Founder and Board Member of Tibetan Children’s Fund in Holland. 


Research Summary/Interests

Health issues related to terminal illness, death, and dying in Tibetan Medicine.