Book in Preparation

Sabernig, Katharina:

A monography on the murals at Labrang Monastery in Two Volumes


Vol. I:  

contains analysis and translation of the murals entire content including a
comparison with the thangkas illustrating the “Blue Beryl”, a historical  

introduction and photographic material in colour, about 450 pages.


Vol. II:

contains photographic material of the murals in black and white with inserted red enumeration of all trunks and branches of the medical trees.It will contain all tables: 1) previous and actual inscriptions of the murals in comparison with Blo bzang Chos grags Text, 2) complete comparison of the murals' leaves with the help of Blo bzang Chos grags Text, as well with the bshad rgyud and with Blue Beryl thangkas, 3) appendices, references, indices etc. about 350 pages.


Scientific articles published

Sabernig, Katharina 2011b

The Medical College at Labrang Monastery in Eastern Tibet: A Historical and Ethnomedical Study and Documentation of 19 Murals Illustrating the bshad rgyud.

In: Viennese Ethnomedicine Newsletter, volume XIV, number 1. Austria p. 17-24.

Article for download


Sabernig, Katharina 2011a

The substitution of rare ingredients in traditional Tibetan medicine on the basis of classical Tibetan texts, their use in modern formularies and a case study from Amdo/Qinghai. In: New Trends in Ethnobotany and Ethnopharmacology: Selected Contributions of 6thEuropean Colloquium of Ethnopharmacology/ 20th conference “Ethnomedicine” / Medical Anthropology at Leipzig 8th to 10th November 2007. Curare34 (2011)1+2.p. 83-96.


Scientific articles forthcoming

Sabernig, Katharina (forthcoming). Medical Murals at Labrang Monastery. In: Bodies in

Balance -The Art of Tibetan Medicine. Exibition-catalogue: Rubin Museum of Art


Sabernig, Katharina (forthcoming). Tibetan Medical Paintings illustrating the bshad

rgyud, ca. 15 pages (submitted ZAS)


Sabernig, Katharina (forthcoming). On the history of the murals in the medical college of Labrang. ca. 15 pages (submitted, Asian Medicine)