About ATMA

ATMA’s mission is to preserve, protect, and promote the knowledge, practice and ethics of Tibetan Medicine/Sowa Rigpa for the benefit and wellbeing of humanity, all beings, and our living planet.


The American Tibetan Medical Association, Inc. (ATMA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Tibetan medicine. ATMA is the leading self-regulatory body for the practice of Tibetan Medicine/Sowa Rigpa in North America. We are a member-led organization governed by an elected Board of Directors.

ATMA Goals

  • To establish and maintain standards of education, ethics, professional competency, and licensing.
  • To maintain the Tibetan medical field as a separate and distinct healing profession.
  • To serve as a representative membership organization of the Tibetan medical profession in North America.
  • To establish and maintain desirable relationships within the Tibetan medical profession, other professions, organizations, governmental agencies, research institutions and all reputable groups with compatible purposes.
  • To affect public policy and legislation and all matters pertaining to Tibetan medicine.
  • To support the establishment of licensing for the practice of Tibetan medicine.
  • To develop, participate in, conduct and support medical research programs consistent with Tibetan medicine ethics and principles.

ATMA Board of Directors

  • Menpa* Anasuya Weil, M.S., President
  • Menpa* Yangdron Kalzang, Secretary
  • Menpa* Phuntsog Wangmo, Treasurer
  • Menpa* Tawni Tidwell, Ph.D., Director
  • Menpa* Namgyal Qusar, Director
  • Menpa* Yangbum Gyal, Director

ATMA Advisory Board

  • Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche
  • Daniel Goleman, Ph.D.
  • Thomas Lesser, Esq.
  • Lama Surya Das
  • Tulku Thondup
  • Menpa* Lhajegang Tseten Namgyal

* Menpa = Doctor, in the Tibetan language

P.O. Box 108, Haydenville, MA 01039
ATMA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit