Ayurveda Nutrition & Constitutional Medicine

Everything You Need To Know About Nalanda-Tibetan Traditional Ayurveda

Ayurveda Nutrition & Constitutional Medicine: Everything You Need To Know About Nalanda-Tibetan Traditional Ayurveda

SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Theraies®: Thai Yoga, Ayurveda and Indigenous Traditional Medicine is a comprehensive system of Integrated Indigenous Medicines. The full curriculum includes fundamental teachings from North America, India, Tibet, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Filipines, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Caribbean indigenous/ aboriginal and native medicine traditions. Visit https://ThaiYogaCenter.com for information on professional certification programs for practitioners and ministers.

This series of Ayurveda movies are taught by an ordained American Buddhist Monk of the Nagarjuna Nalanda tradition of Indian - Tibetan - Chinese Mahayana Buddhism who prefers to remain more or less anonymous.

Based on the compiled Healing Dharma teachings, Sutras, Shastras and Chinese, Tibetan, and Indian healing teachings of the following masters: Namo Arya Bodhisattva Sheng-Nong (founder of Chinese Medicine) - Namo Arya Jivaka (Ayurvedic Doctor of the Buddha Shakyamuni) - Namo Arya Charaka - Namo Arya Monk Nagarjuna Bodhisattva - Namo Arya Monk Jian Zhen Shr (brought Chinese Medicine to Japan) - Namo Arya Monk Da Xin Fa Shr - Namo Arya Monk Shen Kai Shang Ren Shr - Namo Arya Monk Hsuan Hua Shang Ren Shr - Namo Upasaka Vasant Lad Shri Vagbhata Namaha.

In order to give credit where credit is due, please read aloud this verse:

"From these Master Teachers and the Three Precious Gems (Namo Ratna Trayaya) I take safe direction with myself clear as a Bodhisattva holding Compassion and Wisdom (Maha Prajna Paramita), I present you with offerings."

"Upholding the teachings of Sutra (Scripture) and Mantra (Prayer - Chanting), I restrain myself from a wide variety of faulty deeds" (1. Killing – Harming Other Beings, 2. Stealing, 3. Sexual Misconduct, 4. Lying - Harsh Speech - Gossip-Slander - Lewd Speech, 5. Alcohol-Cigarettes-Drug Taking).

"Amassing within all constructive measures" (Upaya Paramita - skillful means), "I benefit beings through the four types of giving - Dharma (compassion-wisdom teachings), Pala (protection and encouragement), Maitri (loving-kindness), Artha (resources, food, clothing, shelter, medicine, relationships, money)."

  • Course currently includes:
  • Section One: Ayurveda Nutrition: Nalanda Tradition: 12 Individual Lessons with References with 12 Video Discussions
  • Section Two: Principles of Ayurveda Consultation: Nalanda Tradition: Seven Lessons with 7 Video Discussions
  • Section Three: Ayurveda Comparison with Traditional Chinese Medicine: Three Lessons with 3 Video Discussions
  • Section Four: Bibleography with Creative Commons Attributions for all included materials

Your Instructor

Dr. Anthony B. James
Dr. Anthony B. James

Prof. Anthony James MSc.(Clinical Herbology), DNM(C), ND(T), MD(AM), DOM(Acu), DPHC(h.c.), PhD(IM), PhD(Hospitallar Medicine h.c.), DMM, RAAP, UTTS, MSGR./CHEV., Ordained Native Bishop Eastern Orthodox Catholic Church of the East in Brazil, Dean, Professor, Director of Education and Traditional Medicine AAPNA Advisory Board Member
Professor- Teacher, Physician, Registered Ayurveda Doctor (Vidya), Minister, Healer, Therapist... Florida, USA

Anthony B. James was the first Westerners ever recognized in Thailand as an authentic Thai Traditional Medicine teacher and Ajahn or professor, where his work is known and honored throughout the country by the Royal Thai Gov’t Ministries of Thai Traditional Medicine, Thai Department of Commerce and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TOT- Friend of Thailand Awardee recipient), Wat Po Association of Thai Traditional Medical Schools registered AACHARN (Ajahn)/ Professor of Thai Traditional Medicine. He is a teacher of Thai Ayurveda, Classical Indian Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedic astrology (Thai Korosot Astrology), who shows how Yoga and Vedic systems of knowledge interface for optimizing our human potential.

AAPNA Advisory Board Member and Registered Ayurvedic Doctor R.A.D. (AAPNA) practicing Ayurveda Medicine and therapy for over 38 years. His many books include “Ayurveda of Thailand- The AAPNA Veda Vyasa Award Recipient for 2017”, “Ayurveda and Thai Yoga, Religious Therapeutics Theory and Practice”, as well as several Telly Award winning Video Documentaries on Thai Traditional Medicine and Thai Yoga Therapy. He is currently the director of the NAIC: SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine, SCNM School of Ayurveda Medicine and Thai Yoga Center, Staff and Faculty for Oriental Medicine Doctoral program of the PanAmerican School of Natural Medicine- Nevis West Indies, and on the editorial board for the magazine "International Journal of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine".

Dr. James has a thirty eight year background in natural healing, including the systems of Native American Medicine, Thai Ayurveda, Classical Indian Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Western Herbalism and Vedic Astrology. He has an MD(AM) degree as well as Board Certified Naturopathic Degree, two doctoral degrees in Natural Medicine, an OMD (Acupuncture) as well as doctorates/ PhD in Indigenous Medicine and Monastic Medicine. Dr. James also holds a Masters in Clinical Herbology and has taught herbal medicine for several years. Currently he is dean of the SCNM: SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine, School of Ayurveda Medicine and the Thai Yoga Center schools and programs. Dr. James is the author of numerous books, articles and hundreds of educational video’s focused on Ayurveda and related topics. He has presented seminars and at national and international medical conferences including AAPNA for many years.

In addition to his interest and research into his family Native American Religious and medicine heritage Dr. James is an ordained priest and Monsignor of the the Sacred Medical Order of The Church of Hope (SMOCH/ SMOKH).The Church of Hope is a Church of special and sacred ministry of monastic medicine, sanctified healing, ecclesiastical medicine, holistic medicine, as well as indigenous medicines as part of religious doctrine, where he is working to integrate Ayurveda and Complimentary Medicine into the Monastic Medical Tradition of the church.

In September of 2016, Ajahn James published a comprehensive texbook titled “Ayurveda of Thailand: Indigenous Traditional Thai Medicine and Yoga Therapy“, Meta Journal Press. This new book covers in detail the authentic history and genuine practices, philosophy and religious therapeutics of Ayurveda in Thailand.

Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society

November 30th. 2009, Ajahn, Dr. Anthony James receives LifeTime Membership Recognition with Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society (UTTS). The award itself was presented by the Mr. Aram Amaradit (Dr. Amratisha), Member Parliament of Surin Province, Chairman of the Committee on Public Health, President and original founder: The Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society, Ministry on Public Health, Thailand. The credentials were issued in the offices of the The Union of Thai Traditional Medicine Society, Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburii, Thailand. UTTS Life Time recognition (Thai Traditional Medicine/ Thai Traditional Massage) credentials #520121896.

Anthony James, Life Time Member UTTS

Ajahn, Dr. James studied under the former Grandmaster Ajahn Sintorn Chaichagun at the Shivagakomarpaj Traditional Medicine Hospital in Chiang Mai Thailand from 1988 to 1995. He maintained a working relationship with his mentor in the Northern style, Grand Master Sintorn and “The Old Medicine Hospital” until Grand Master Sintorn’s passing in 2005.


Ajahn James was the original founder and chief Teacher for the The International Thai Therapists Association 1992-2012, to fairly represent the various traditional systems of Thai Yoga and Thai Massage currently being practiced primarily in the US. In 2006, he was granted Aachan/ professor and Master Thai Traditional Medicine: Thai Yoga/ Thai Massage Teacher status through the Anantasuk system (Hua Hin Thailand), recognized by the Wat Po Association. The award itself was presented by the Wangklaikangwon Industrial College Dean and Educational and Director Dr. Surasak Srinoi. Dr. James specializes in Native American Medicine, Thai medical theory, Asian history, Ayurveda and Theravada Buddhism.

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