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Tsetan Dorji Sadutshang
Co-PI, Tukdam Study, CHM Collaboration; Chief Medical Officer, Delek Hospital

Dr. Tsetan Dorji Sadutshang has served as Personal Physician to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama since 1988. In addition to these duties, Dr. Sadutshang serves as Chief Medical Officer of the prestigious Delek Hospital in Dharamsala, India. After obtaining medical degrees at the universities of Chennai and Wales, Dr. Sadutshang received a Master of Public Health at Harvard University on a Fulbright Scholarship. Dr. Sadutshang is a founding board member of the Central Council of Traditional Medicine and a board member of the Tibet Charity. He has served the Tukdam Study as a Principal Advisor and Field Co-PI since the team began its first case of data collection in 2008.

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The Field Study of Long-term Meditation Practitioners and the Tukdam Post-death Meditative State

A global community of field researchers are collaborating on a study of an ancient monastic post-mortem meditative state known as tukdam, practiced by present-day expert Tibetan Buddhists and how such a practice might offer insight into mental, spiritual, and physical well-being during the death process, both for the dying and for their support community.