Barbara Gerke (M.Sc., D.Phil., University of Oxford) is a social and medical anthropologist researching Sowa Rigpa and currently the principal investigator of the Austrian Science Fund project "Potent Substances in Sowa Rigpa and Buddhist Ritual" at the University of Vienna.
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Responding to an Unfolding Pandemic: Asian Medicines and Covid-19
Scholars across disciplines working on Asian medicines are currently encountering a multitude of responses to the ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease (Covid... More
Asian Medicines and Covid-19: An Introduction
The idea for this Hot Spots series emerged in early March 2020, as the epidemic was moving from Asia to Europe and North America. The essays presented here were... More
Sowa Rigpa in Lockdown: On the Potency and Politics of Prevention
During a visit to Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, in the northwestern Indian Himalayas in early February 2020, Tibetan medical initiatives for prevention of Covid... More