DAVID N. BOLE (Lama Losang), Ph.D., A.P.is director of the Traditional Acupuncture Center, a holistic health care facility offering a multi-dimensional approach to health and healing. He has been providing the finest health care services to the residents of North Central Florida for over 25 years. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Psychology from the University of Florida and completed two additional postdoctoral degrees in acupuncture from the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in Oxford, England. Dr. Bole has studied acupuncture, herbal medicine, meditation and Tai Chi Chuan in the U.S., Europe, China, and Japan. He is currently licensed in Florida as an Acupuncture Physician (A.P.), and has been awarded both a Diplomate in Acupuncture (Dipl.Ac.) and a Diplomate in Chinese Herbology (Dipl.C.H.) from the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Dr. Bole specializes in a painless, gentle and very effective non-invasive style of Five Element Japanese Meridian Therapy called Toyohari. In addition, he is a fully ordained monk (Gelong) and completed the traditional three year and threemonth retreat in the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He studied meditation under the direction of the renowned retreat master Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. Lama David currently serves as the resident teacher for the Gainesville Karma Thegsum Choling (KTC), a branch of the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Monastery (KTD) in Woodstock, N.Y., the North American seat of H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa. He teaches Asian medicine, meditation, Buddhist philosophy, stress management, and Tai Chi Chuan. As a Westerner trained in these ancient arts, he is able to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western philosophical approaches to health and healing. He teaches classes and workshops around the country designed to enhance awareness and health to students of all ages.