Lobsang Dhonden Soktsang has life-long experience in the field of Traditional Tibetan Medicine, and has studied and practised over the past thirty years in Tibet, India and the United Kingdom. He trained at the Central Medical Institute for Traditional Tibetan Medicine in Lhasa, and graduated with the first class honours degree. After graduating, he worked at the Lhasa Mentsi Khang Hospital, a centre of excellence of Traditional Tibetan Medicine. Later he studied in Dharamsala, India, where he was awarded the men-rampa (masters in Tibetan Medicine). Lobsang gained further experience in various clinics before establishing his own practice in Orissa India.
Lobsang Dhonden Soktsang came to UK at the invitation of Akong Tulku Rinpoche, trustee of Tara Trust (then Tara Rokpa Edinburgh) and Director of the Tara Institute of Tibetan Medicine in 2001 as the 5th visiting Tibetan Doctor to be invited by the Institute to hold Clinics and teach. Akong Rinpoche and the other directors of Tara Institute of Tibetan Medicine requested Lobsang Soktsang to stay permanently to provide the highest quality of Tibetan Medicine in its clinics in the UK. In 2004 Lobsang Soktsang’s wife and children moved to Edinburgh to join him and the whole family achieved British nationality in 2007. He continues to be employed by Tara Trust in Edinburgh where he maintains his main clinic. The Trust also arranges clinics in London, Eskdalemuir and Dublin.
He is a founder member of the British Association Traditional Tibetan Medicine (BATTM) which is committed to statutory regulation of herbal and traditional medical systems in the UK and Europe. Lobsang continues to reside in Edinburgh with his wife and two teenage children.