Dr. Pasang Yonten Arya (Menrampa) is a practitioner, scholar, and teacher of Tibetan medicine educated at Men-Tsee-Khang in Dharamsala. When he graduated first of his class in 1977, he was offered the rare opportunity for further specialization in pharmacy. In 1982, Pasang Yonten participated in the alchemical practice of mercury purification under Dr. Tendzin Chödrak, completing his medical training. He served as assistant pharmacist, professor, and Men-Tsee-Khang college principal between 1977 and 1989. After lecturing at the Central Institute for Buddhist Studies (Ladakh, 1989–1991), he moved to Italy.
Dr. Pasang then acted as guest professor in Tibetan medicine for DÄGfA (the German Medical Association for Acupuncture) for more than two decades. He co-founded the New Yuthok Institute in 1999 in Milan, where he continues to teach a four-year weekend course up to this day in addition to related subjects. In 2005, he also co-founded TME in Switzerland. Since then, hundreds of students have had the opportunity to learn from him through online seminars, course materials, and onsite practical workshops. Menrampa Pasang Yonten Arya is one of the most senior and respected Tibetan medical teachers in the West.