Past Events and Resources

Bringing Life to Medicine, Law, Meditation and Ethics
Category : Public Talks
Date : 19 Feb, 2014
Time : 3:00pm – 4:15pm
Venue : Room A825, 8/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

Dr. Barry Kerzin, MD

Dr. Barry Kerzin is a Buddhist monk, teacher, and medical doctor. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of California at Berkeley, he went on to receive a Medical Doctor [M.D.] degree from the University of Southern California. He is a former Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle.

He has lived in Dharamsala for 22 years and provides medical care to many high lamas as well as poor people in India, all on a charitable basis. His Holiness the Dalai Lama ordained him as a bikkshu, or gelong, a fully ordained Buddhist monk. He has completed many short and long meditation retreats over the last 28 years, including a 3-year retreat.

Dr. Kerzin spends about 7 months annually teaching around the world in India, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, North America, Europe, Ukraine, and Russia. He continues practicing medicine treating poor people, as well as the highest Tibetan lamas, free of charge. He is board certified as a fellow in the American Board of Family Medicine. He is also a diplomat in the American Academy of Family Practice.

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