Dec. 10-17, 2008: Works meetings/Treatments in Swayambhu/Kathmandu


We say goodbye to Marco, Angelika, Anna and Steffie in Bodhgaya, and we are glad that all three of them want to take part next time again.
We take the jeep back to Kathmandu. In our luggage the remaining medicine. We are allowed to store it in the Diamondway centre in Kathmandu.
Arrival in Kathmandu with Udo, Andreas, and Norbert. First, we sit down to write the Bodhgaya blog, then we’re off to more healthcare visits.
And we also want to make a pilgrimage through the Kathmandu valley. Naturally.

  • KHCP Treatments Works meetings in KathmanduView over Kathmandu to SwayambhuKHCP Treatments Works meetings in Kathmandu

 


Day 1: Mahavihar Swayambuh

  • Karma Trinlay has set up a new first-aid kit.
  • Pemba and Passang have registered for a first-aid course.
  • Karma Sherab calls all to the examination. Andreas and Pia lend a helping hand.
  • The rooms have been repainted.
  • Viktoria (Viki) Papp from Hungary is our new English teacher at the Swayambhu now. We officially introduced her to the principle Karma Lama. She starts immediately.

 

 


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  • KHCP Treatments Works meetings in KathmanduExamination at the MahaviharKHCP Treatments Works meetings in Kathmandu
  • KHCP Treatments Works meetings in Kathmandufrom l.to.r. Karma Lama,Viki,Pia,Karma Sherab & PembaKHCP Treatments Works meetings in Kathmandu
  • KHCP Treatments Works meetings in KathmanduViki giving first English teachingsKHCP Treatments Works meetings in Kathmandu

 


Day 2: Pilgrimage to Pharping

Today we go to Pharping, about 40 minutes south of Kathmandu.
There are important Nyingma and Kagyue places. Karma Sherab is very kind and accompanies us as a guide.
  • KHCP Treatments Works meetings in KathmanduGuru Rinpoche residence of Ven. Ralo RinpocheKHCP Treatments Works meetings in Kathmandu

 

  • KHCP Treatments Works meetings in KathmanduPharping Ganesh and Saraswati temple – The rock here produced 21 Taras by itselfKHCP Treatments Works meetings in Kathmandu
  • KHCP Treatments Works meetings in KathmanduKarma Sherab makes Guru Rinpoche wishes in another cave – from here Guru Rinpoche went to Tibet for the first time.KHCP Treatments Works meetings in Kathmandu
  • KHCP Treatments Works meetings in KathmanduVajra-seat tib. "Dorje Naljorma" - a renowned yogi placeKHCP Treatments Works meetings in Kathmandu

 


Day 3:

Today we are Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche’s guests at his monk school ‘Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling’ in Swayambhu.
Rinpoche has founded this school for orphans from the Manang region. Lama Phunsok is the headmaster and Nawang Lobsang one of the teachers.

We talk about what can be done next to improve health conditions. Ani Tenzin has helped us a lot. It becomes apparent that we have to solve a major skin problem amongst the younger ones. We can immediately count on massive support.

We get to work on it right on the next day. Anja Karg and Udo Hertes are our ‘Healthcare activists”.
Now we only have to get a fix on how many medical drugs we need (Dr. Angelika Leist had already given us precise curative instructions during Mönlam).

Appeal:

Dear friends of Karmapa’s Healthcare Project,

As you all must have learned that we have integrated Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche’s places into Karmapa’s Project.
To meet the basic sanitary and health needs of this school alone, we need a washing machine, linen, towels, etc.
We also need medicine and like to allow for a weekly visitation by a nurse. For that we urgently need 4,000 €uro to supply about 90 people.

For the time being we have covered the bare necessities from our personal funds. We really appreciate your help.

More information how to do read more here.

  • KHCP Treatments Works meetings in KathmanduPia explains the necessary skin careKHCP Treatments Works meetings in Kathmandu
  • KHCP Treatments Works meetings in KathmanduAt the end we all have cakeKHCP Treatments Works meetings in Kathmandu
  • KHCP Treatments Works meetings in KathmanduThe students and teachers of Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling with the KHCP teamKHCP Treatments Works meetings in Kathmandu

 


Day 4: Our work in "Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling" continues.

Thanks to so many hard-working helpers it was a huge success with lots of fun for the amazing little monks.

Anja, Udo and some helpers treating skin over the next days.

After that, as a reward, we show the latest pictures of Karmapa and Shamarpa in Bodhgaya.

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  • KHCP Treatments Works meetings in KathmanduSkin treatmentKHCP Treatments Works meetings in Kathmandu
  • KHCP Treatments Works meetings in KathmanduVideo show for the kidsKHCP Treatments Works meetings in Kathmandu
  • KHCP Treatments Works meetings in KathmanduVideo show for the kidsKHCP Treatments Works meetings in Kathmandu

 


Day 5: We go up to Mahavihar in Swayambhu again.

In the mean time they have all received their new robes. We give a new picture of Karmapa to the headmaster for the day room.
In the afternoon we revisit the Braka gompa for Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche’s Amitabha session.
After that, Rinpoche invited us for dinner. We tell him about our KHCP activity in Rinpoche’s school. Lama Phuntsok and Ani Tenzin also joined us. We agreed to supply the school with a washing machine and to buy various necessary pieces of linen.

All were very happy about this first successful relief action. Rinpoche was so kind to give New Year greetings to all people world-wide.
Rinpoche sends New Year wishes 2009 of peace all over the world by Video.

We dearly thank all participants for these successful days.
A special thank to Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche, Ani Tenzin and Lama Phuntsok.

We wish all friends a Happy New Year.
Pia and Peter Cerveny – Karmapas Healthcare Project

  • KHCP Treatments Works meetings in KathmanduLamas and monks with the new Karmapa-photo
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Prospect of our 2.nd Kathmandu visit:

  • Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche and his people are glad that they are now part of the KHCP and that connections to Europe are intensifying.
  • as soon as we will find more sponsors, we promised to integrate also Rinpoche´s nuns into the project