About Dr. Sherab Barma

Dr. Sherab Tenzin was born to Lopon Barma and Khaumo. His father who was a Dorji Lopon (Vajra Master), was an emanation of a great yogi from PemaKod, Tibet. He received many important teachings and transmissions from H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche. Dr. Sherab also received many teachings and transmissions from many important masters including, H.H. Trulshik Rinpoche, Taklung Tsutrul Rinpoche and H.E. Dr. Trogawa Rinpoche and many other masters from Kagyu and Nyingma lineages. Dr. Sherab studied Buddhist Philosophy at Phajoding and Tango Buddhist College in Thimpu, Bhutan. He studied three years of traditional Tibetan medicine at Dechen Choeling Tibetan Medical Institute in Thimpu, Bhutan. He then received a Bachelor’s Degree in Tibetan Medicine and Surgery after completing five years of Theoretical Studies at Chagpori Tibetan Medical Institute in Darjeeling and Mentsekhang Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute in Dharamsala, India, under the guidance of H.H. the Dalai Lama, between 1990 - 1996.

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My Pemakod visit 2007 / 2008

From my visits to this area, I have discovered many medicinal plants growing. Because of the remote location of Pema Kod, there are no schools, electricity or source of income. Also, much of the natural animal population has been depleted due to the lack of knowledge and income for other forms of food. It would be of great benefit to the people and animals of this area if they were taught to recognize, harvest and prepare these plants for medicine as well as to start a plantation from these plants in order not to deplete these sources of medicine. This would allow the people of this area to learn a trade and to earn an income from the resources available to them. It would also protect the animal population as they would then have the resources to purchase food from other areas as well as learning to grow food for their own use.

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Photo Gallery of Dr. Sherab's personal visits and social activities

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Dr. Sherab's Free Travelling Medical Clinics

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