About Us


(Tibetan Medical & Astro. Institute) is a Cultural, Educational and Charitable Institute. Men-Tsee-Khang was established by the 13th Dalai Lama in 1916 in Tibet and re-established by the 14th Dalai Lama in 1961 in India. The primary objective is to preserve, promote and revive the traditional system of Tibetan medicine(Sowa-Rigpa) and Astro-Science practiced for thousands of years in Tibet.  Tibetan medicine is one of the indispensable parts of Tibetan culture by which Tibetans can contribute to the well being of the people of the world. Thus, the Institute always endeavors to give the best possible health care to the ailing people at minimal cost.


This Publication Department of Men-Tsee-Khang is established to publish, market, Promote and distribute various books by and about His Holiness the Dalai Lama, books published by the organisation and other publications .

In a bid to preserve and promote the ancient knowledge of Tibetan Medicine and Astro-Science, Men-Tsee-Khang publishes various literary resources on Tibetan Medicine and Astro-Science. The department aims to make these resources available to the general public in English and other non- Tibetan languages.

Besides our publications, there are various books by and about His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other publications that contains profound wisdom to be shared with the world. The Department aims to make these books available to the interested readers via both online and offline system of  purchase.



The income derived from the sale of these books will be used for the Cultural, Educational and Charitable activities which are directly related with the preservation of the ancient system of medicine and Astro-Science. The income generated will be used for:

  1. Providing free education to the Tibetan Medical & Astro Students.
  2. Providing free medicine to the poor and needy Tibetan people and those who are at the age of 65 and above.
  3. Providing medicine at concessional rates to the students, monks and nuns.