Annual Report 2009

Kiel/Germany, March 2010

Dear friends of Karmapa’s Healthcare Project (KHCP),
Karmapa's project is already 4 years of age. This recent year was full of beneficial developments and there was plenty of growth. Sherab Gyaltsen's monks and nuns as well as his monk school have been added to the agenda and we now take care of health care in 9 institutions in the Himalayas, comprising more than 600 Kagyu friends. On top of that, we run our annual medical camp in Bodhgaya during the Kagyu Monlam, attempting to help more than 3000 friends attending. All this has been made possible by the enormous effort of all or friends in the east and west alike, be it medics, organizers, translators or donators.
The focus of our activities in key points:
• After touring all instutitions in January, we travelled on to Hong Kong in February, where we officially introduced Tashi as our promotion manager. He has made friends through sponsorships.
• In May, we had a meeting of the medics involved in Karma Guen , seizing the occasion to do a medical lama-checkup.
• Thanks to the great help of our Czech friends, Mipham Rinpoche and Mayum underwent a cure in Marienbad.
• Thanks to our ear specialist, Matthias, Lama Tsültrim Namgyal received new hearing aids.
• In summer, we were invited by Jigme Rinpoche to Dhagpo Kagyu Ling. Within the scope of Karmapa's visit, we represented KHCP with a photo exhibition and by showing films to more than 1000 friends attending.
• Our 130 shedra-monks took part in a medical camp in Kalimpong.
• Summer ended beautifully in Kiel and Hohwacht. Thanks to our friends, especially to Dodo and Thorsten, Mayum and Mipham Rinpoche received a comprehensive preventive health care treatment.
• Since November, the KHCP has been formally registered a nonprofit society
• thanks a lot to Kai Burmester for his active advice.
• In November/Decembre, we started on our winter tour of Asia, focussing on Kathmandu and the medical camp at the Kagyu Monlam. Here, a team of more than 20 medics and supporters from 7 countries offered their support to more than 3000 people.
Finally, we would like to thank all our volunteers and supporters, please do continue your great work to keep and make Karmapa's activity sustainable. Also, we would like to thank all the centers all over the world for their manyfolded support. And please remember that you need to renew your Tashi-sponsorships each year.

Yours Pia and Peter Cerveny, head of Karmapa's Healthcare Project

For detailled reports and photos, please visit our new website:
www.karmapa-healthcare.org or www.khcp.org

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