All the streams of the different medical traditions were thus brought
together in one institution for the first time and integrated with
the spiritual practices of Buddhism. Chagpori became the greatest
centre for the study and practice of medicine in Tibet. It was said
that in Chagpori, the medicines had two powers: the power of the
substances themselves, and then the powers of the mantras with which
they were consecrated. The Regent decreed that all main monasteries
should have a lama-doctor and so Chagpori physicians spread far
and wide throughout Tibet, teaching others in their turn. As a result,
Tibetan medicine became widely known in Mongolia, Ladakh, Bhutan
and in Central Asia as well, even eventually reaching Russia.
The 'Two Jewels' created by Yuthog Yonten the Younger, the Gyu
Zhi and the Yuthog Nyingthig, became an integral part of the Chagpori
course of study, and Chagpori students and doctors have since that
time been the lineage-holders of this medical and spiritual practice.
Chagpori Medical College and monastery were completely destroyed
by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army during the Lhasa uprising
of 1959. It’s place is now taken by a communication tower.