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Letter for Teachers & Doctors

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

We are pleased to officially announce the publication of “Ayurveda in Nepal: The Teachings of Vaidya Mana Bajra Bajracharya”, originally written in Sanskrit and Nepali by the late Vaidya Mana Bajra Bajrachayra (“Dr. Mana”), and translated into English by the editors over a 10 year period.  We think you will find it unlike any book on Ayurveda you have seen before. In it you will find nothing about curcumin for cancer, guggul for cholesterol or other references to scientific research on Ayurveda. Instead you will find a concise detailed outline including basic treatment details of an authentic tradition in Ayurveda, passed down from generation to generation over the last 800 years. The late Dr. Mana was particularly well known both in Nepal and internationally for his great skill in the treatment of many difficult diseases, and this book is a veritable treasure-trove of his knowledge.

The present work is a summary providing a succinct overview of the basic concepts and treatments used by Dr. Mana and his ancestral tradition. It is only the first of 40 other texts written by Dr. Mana, texts that provide specific detail on subjects including cancer and diabetes, all of which have yet to be translated into English. The great hope of the editors is that the world can be made aware of this valuable tradition, which is at risk of becoming lost due to the overwhelming social, culture and political changes now taking place in Nepal. Purchasing this book directly supports Dr. Mana’s son Vaidya Madhu Bajra Bajracharya (“Dr. Madhu”) to continue this tradition as well as ensure that Dr. Mana’s great heritage is made available to all.

A preview of some of the book contents can be found on this website, and we invite you to explore the site and share it with your colleagues, friends and students.  To purchase the book, we are pleased to offer a discount program through schools and teachers when four or more books are bought at once. Orders of less than four books are available at the regular price.

We thank you for your interest and support of Ayurveda in Nepal!


Madhu Bajra Bajracharya
Alan Tillotson, Ph.D., RH(AHG)
Todd Caldecott, Cl.H., RH(AHG)

Foreword by Dr. James (Jim) Duke

I first learned about the  extraordinary work of Vaidya Mana Bajra Bajracharya of Nepal from my colleague and his apprentice Dr. Alan Tillotson in the 1980’s.  I am very glad that Alan was able to engage the help of Dr Manas son Madhu Bajracharya in Kathmandu and Todd Caldecott of Canada to translate this text from the original Sanskrit . Continue reading ‘Foreword by Dr. James (Jim) Duke’


This website and the book associated with it represent the teachings of the late Vaidya Mana Bajra Bajracharya of Kathmandu, a highly skilled Newari physician representing a 700 year hereditary tradition of Ayurveda in Nepal.    Continue reading ‘Introduction’

Foreword by Todd Caldecott, Dip. Cl.H, RH(AHG)

It was a great honor and privilege to be invited to participate in this project, and in so doing, to gain special insight into the traditional practice of Ayurveda in Nepal. Although I never had a chance to meet Vaidya Mana before he passed, I have spent time with his son Vaidya Madhu, and know of his unique insights and special abilities, all of which he learned from his father from many years of studying by his side. Continue reading ‘Foreword by Todd Caldecott, Dip. Cl.H, RH(AHG)’

Important Special Caution

The information in this book is intended to present authentic Ayurvedic knowledge as described by the historical traditions and writings of Ayurvedic physicians.  It is not designed to diagnose or treat individual health problems or ailments, and nor should it be taken as medical advice or treatment.  Continue reading ‘Important Special Caution’

Biography of Vaidya Madhu Bajra Bajracharya

Madhu Bajra Bajracharya is the son of the late Vaidya Mana Bajra Bajracharya, studying and refining his knowledge of Ayurveda at his father’s side in the traditional gurukula system of education for over 40 years.

Continue reading ‘Biography of Vaidya Madhu Bajra Bajracharya’

Foreword by Alan Tillotson, PhD, RH(AHG), LAc

In the summer of 1976 I had been travelling in the East, and had contracted severe dysentery in Afghanistan. I had lost almost 80 pounds.  My diary from July 10 reads:
Continue reading ‘Foreword by Alan Tillotson, PhD, RH(AHG), LAc’

Autobiography of Vaidya Mana Bajra Bajracharya

I was born February 3rd, 1930 in a family of Bajracharya (Buddhist priests). My father, Durga Bajra Bajracharya, and mother Tirthakumari Bajracharya have five sons. I am the fourth one. We are members of a Bihara called “Kanaka Chaitya Mahabihar,” one of the most famous Biharas in Kathmandu Valley. Our Bihar was established about seven hundred years ago in front of the ancient Chaitya of Kanakmuni Buddha. Continue reading ‘Autobiography of Vaidya Mana Bajra Bajracharya’