KHCP-Medical Camp at Kagyu Monlam in Bodhgaya, Nov. 27th - Dec. 3rd, 2009 (photo report)

This year the Mönlam committee invited us once again to organise the medical camp for the Mönlam practice with Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje and Künzig Shamar Rinpoche.
We are so glad of our growth and our internationality! 20 helpers from 8 states and 3 continents, doctors and therapists came together for a week to take care of over 3,000 people.
Our job was to manage a clinic with enough medicine and to offer the appropriate treatment. Therefore it is marvellous to hold different medical methods, classical medicine, tibetan medicine, homeopathy and physiotherapy.
We managed all these gorgeous activities thanks to the idealistic activity of our team and the many field helpers as well as your donations to buy the required medicine.

A big thank to the Mönlam committee and to Mr. Tsering. Our information desk at the committee tent was very successful. We also thank the Shedra students who translated for us Tibetan-English.
Of course we presented our films at two evenings and made a presentation of our work in the West. And it was the opening night of our first KHCP-trailer.

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  • KHCP Tashi the bearTashi the bear is our new mascotKHCP Tashi the bear

 

Preparations at the days before
The travelling conditions are quite difficult. Kagyu friends are coming together in Bodhgaya from all parts of the Himalaya. Most of them are travelling between 30-40 hours with the bus. So it is very useful to offer medical care at their arrival. Two pediatricians were specially brought in to take care of the children ...

 

  • KHCP First we visit the kitchens... and we visit the kitchens (for 3000 people)KHCP First we visit the kitchens
  • KHCP Dr.Oliver teaches handwash for better hygieneDr. Oliver teaches handwash for better hygiene...KHCP Dr.Oliver teaches handwash for better hygiene
  • KHCP Dr.Oliver teaches handwash for better hygiene... and all followKHCP Dr.Oliver teaches handwash for better hygiene

 

Gyalwa Karmapa arrives in Bodh Gaya
  • Welcome of Gyalwa Karmapa Thaye Dorje by Jamgon Kongtrul RinpocheWelcome of Gyalwa Karmapa Thaye Dorje by Jamgon Kongtrul RinpocheWelcome of Gyalwa Karmapa Thaye Dorje by Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche
  • Welcome of Gyalwa Karmapa Thaye Dorje by Beru Khyentse Rinpoche...and Beru Khyentse RinpocheWelcome of Gyalwa Karmapa Thaye Dorje by Beru Khyentse Rinpoche
  • w20091127 Monlam 9PC8498 rPCKarmapa opens the Mönlam in the Maha Bodhi stupa...Karmapa opens the Mönlam in the Maha Bodhi stupa

 

  • Thousands of Kagyu buddhists take partThousands of Kagyu buddhists take partThousands of Kagyu buddhists take part
  • Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje and Künzig Shamar RinpocheGyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje and Künzig Shamar RinpocheGyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje and Künzig Shamar Rinpoche
  • Mipham Rinpoche and MayumMipham Rinpoche and MayumMipham Rinpoche and Mayum

 

  • Mipham Rinpoche and the LamasMipham Rinpoche and the LamasMipham Rinpoche and the Lamas
  • Shamarpa gives teachingsShamarpa gives teachingsShamarpa gives teachings
  • Plenty tibetans come for offering and blessingPlenty tibetans come for offering and blessingPlenty tibetans come for offering and blessing

 

Our activities at the Bodhi tree
  • Dr.Oliver announces the KHCP-medical campDr.Oliver announces the KHCP-medical campDr.Oliver announces the KHCP-medical camp
  • KHCP-medical tent at the Bodhi treeKHCP-medical tent at the Bodhi treeKHCP-medical tent at the Bodhi tree
  • KHCP Monlam at the Bodhi treeRikki is one of our translators, an important task to communicate the sickness between tibetan patient and english speaking doctors.KHCP Monlam at the Bodhi tree

 

  • KHCP Monlam at the Bodhi treeDr.Oliver and Pia picking up young monks...KHCP Monlam at the Bodhi tree
  • KHCP Monlam at the Bodhi tree...and sending them to our medical tentKHCP Monlam at the Bodhi tree
  • KHCP Monlam at the Bodhi treeHere diverse treatments can be doneKHCP Monlam at the Bodhi tree

 

  • KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi treeHere diverse treatments can be doneKHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree
  • KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi treeAlso plenty of tibetan laypeople use the occationKHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree
  • KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi treeAlso plenty of tibetan laypeople use the occationKHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree

 

Medical room in the Ningma-Gumpa
  • KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi treeOur Tibetan medicine department...KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree
  • KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree... guided by AnnaKHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree
  • KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree... and very appreciated by the TibetansKHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree

 

KHCP-information desk in the Monlam committee tent
  • KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree...visited by Europeans...KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree
  • KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree...young Chime Tulku Rinpoche...KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree
  • KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree...and Asians as well.KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree

 

Meeting with Maha Bodhi Society and local hospital
  • KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi treeThe site of Maha Bodhi SocietyKHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree
  • KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi treeHere we get a 3rd working place...


    The Maha Bodhi Society invited us to use a new place for our examinations, and they gave us further the possibility to use their emergency clinic and their ambulance. We are grateful to the Ven. Thero, the director and chief physician.KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree
  • KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi treeWe gift some medicaments to the hospital at arrivalKHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree

 

  • KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi treeWe interchange with the doctors...KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree
  • KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree...and they show us their OP and education rooms...KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree
  • KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree...and the directing physician offers KHCP their OP-rooms for urgent casesKHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree

 

Further campaigns
  • KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi treeLama health checkup at Beru Khyentse Rinpoche´s monasteryKHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree
  • KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi treeCheckups for the nuns at Rumtek Guest HouseKHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree
  • KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi treeKHCP-Film presentation to about 2000 peopleKHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree

 

Further campaigns
  • KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi treePia and Rikki offering tibetan pills...KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree
  • KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree... and Anna the Tashi Bear, the new mascot of KHCPKHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree
  • KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi treeOn behave of H.H.Karmapa the Mönlam committee honores further buddhist groups on place by bringing the Tsog Offerings. So several helpers among the KHCP hand-over.KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree

 

Last day of the Mönlam at the Bodhi tree
  • KHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi treeGyalwa Karmapa and the RinpochesKHCP Monlam Medical camp at the Bodhi tree
  • KHCP Monlam Mahakala offering to KarmapaMahakala offering to Karmapa...KHCP Monlam Mahakala offering to Karmapa
  • KHCP Monlam Nedo Rinpoche offers to Shamar Rinpoche... Nedo Rinpoche offers to Shamar RinpocheKHCP Monlam Nedo Rinpoche offers to Shamar Rinpoche

 

After the Mönlam final
  • KHCP Monlam Medical CampAt the end we visited Karmapa with our team and received his blessing. Karmapa told us his explicit wish that Peter and Pia intensify the KHCP work. Karmapa also received the articles from our association "Karmapa´s Healthcare Project e.V."KHCP Monlam Medical Camp
  • KHCP Monlam Medical CampIn the evening the East-West-team (means medical team and close Shedra students) ...KHCP Monlam Medical Camp
  • KHCP Monlam Medical Camp...celebrate Peter´s birthdayKHCP Monlam Medical Camp

 

  • KHCP Monlam Medical Camp"See you all next year!"KHCP Monlam Medical Camp
"After Mönlam is already before the Mönlam" and we are already planning the next one. Whoever feels interested in joining our work and has the required capacities, please get in touch with us as soon as possible!

Many greetings from Asia and a Happy New Year!
Pia, Peter and the team of KHCP e.V.
  • KHCP Monlam Medical CampThanks to all helpers and supportersKHCP Monlam Medical Camp

 

 

The next Mönlam medical camp will take place from Dec 27, 2010 - Jan 01, 2011. See you soon!    

Any travel costs are paid privately. This also applies to all helpers.

All activities are carried out voluntarily and the full amount of donations is forwarded directly and personally to Karmapa’s monks, nuns and accordingly to KHCP projects in Asia.
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