Kunde (pronounced: kün-dey, spelled: ཀུན་བདེ།) Institute, a center for Tibetan wellness and healing, was founded by Doctor Yangdron Kalzang in 2004. The name “Kunde” was given to the center by her root teacher, Kenpo Troru Tsenam Rinpoche, one of the most highly respected scholars of traditional Tibetan Medicine in Tibet. In Tibetan, “Kunde” means “may all beings be healthy, wealthy and happy.” Dedicated to the mission of benefiting all people with affordable, integrative health services, Kunde offers a variety of traditional Tibetan and Asian medical modalities. Offices are located in Daly City and Berkeley.
Summer Herbal Camp & Cultuer Tour 2023Welcome to the Summer Tibetan Herbal Picking Camp! This Camp is led by dr. Yangdron Kalzang and renowned Tibetan doctor Namgyal Qusar and his wife dr. Kalchoe Qusar. During this camp, we will explore the world of Tibetan Herbal Medicine and we will focus on herb identification. The camp includes three meals and a snack and you are welcome to bring your own snacks. The place we are camping is a hill station and it may rain during the summer. We encourage you to bring hiking shoes, outdoor clothing, rain jackets, etc. Your safety is our top priority, and we suggest you bring your own first aid kit and necessary medications. Please visit your doctor before leaving and get advice from your personal doctors. You are responsible for your medical expense and International medical insurance / Travel insurance is required.
Here is an outline of the activities we will do during this camp:
Objective (Fees $ 1600 for 2 weeks)
The goal of the Summer Tibetan herbal picking camp is to provide participants with a unique opportunity to learn about and gather medicinal plants in the Himalayan region, while also gaining a deeper understanding of traditional Tibetan medicine and culture. Through hands-on experience in the field, participants will learn to identify and harvest a variety of herbs and plants, and gain insight into their medicinal properties and uses to maintain health and wellbeing.
We will go on a herb-picking excursion to Manali (North India) mountain where the herbs grow naturally, and we will learn how to properly pick them. We will also learn about the different tools used in herb picking.
We will learn how to identify different herbs that are used in Tibetan Medicine, and how to distinguish them from other plants that look similar. We will also learn about the properties of different herbs and the parts of the plant that are used in medicine.
We will learn how to dry and process the herbs after picking, including how to clean them and store them properly. We will also learn about the different methods of preparation, such as decoctions and tinctures.
We will explore the various applications of herbal medicine. We will learn how to make different herbal remedies, such as teas, powder, etc. We will also learn about the different ways that herbs are used in Tibetan Medicine, including as part of a holistic treatment approach.
Throughout the camp, we will also have fun games and activities related to herbs and Tibetan Medicine. We will have herb identification challenges, herb-themed activities to keep things engaging and entertaining. By the end of the camp, you will have gained a deeper understanding of Tibetan Medicine and the role that herbs play in traditional healing practices.
The cost include ground transportation from Airport (Delhi) to Dharamsala and return to Delhi. (Cost +_ $1600)