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Tibetan Astro Science
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Although heavily influenced by the neighboring traditions of India, Mongolia, and China, Tibetan astro science has unique aspects, among which is its complex relationship with traditional Tibetan medicine.
Of vital importance was the calculation of the nyadu tagpa, the forecast of the next year's climate and fortune, based on the position of the full moon of the tenth month of the Tibetan calendar (roughly November) in relation to Scorpius and the Pleiades.
The text is divided into three chapters, focusing on:
- 1) The external universe, its motions and cycles;
- 2) The interactions of the human body and the cosmos (e.g. chakras and energy channels);
- 3) Meditative practices.
The Kalachakra cosmological model will be discussed in another section.
For more information, consult the following:
- Gyatso, Khendrup Norsang (2004) Ornament of Stainless Light: An Exposition of the Kalachakra Tantra. Boston: Wisdom Publications.