The Kagyu Monlam 2014 took place between December 15 and 21, with thousands of devotees in attendance. Many Rinpoches and high lamas graced the event with their presence, led by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje, first-ranking lama in the Karma Kagyu lineage – His Eminence Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, His Eminence Beru Khyentse Rinpoche, and many others.


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  • Karmapa Thaye Dorje leading the ceremonies at the Kagyu MonlamKarmapa Thaye Dorje leading the ceremonies at the Kagyu MonlamKarmapa Thaye Dorje leading the ceremonies at the Kagyu Monlam

 

Date: Dec 15-21, 2014
For the seventh time this year, the KHCP - Karmapa Health Care Project provided free medical checkups and healthcare for participants in the Monlam as well as the local population. The KHCP's staff consisted of a total of forty people, all of them voluntary helpers: general practitioners, dentists, physiotherapists, Tibetan medicine, acupuncturists, nurses, assistants, organisers and helpers from a total of seven countries. Over 3,000 patients were treated during the Monlam at following places:
  • Medical tent at Mahabodhi Temple (Bodhi tree)
  • KHCP-clinic at Nyingma Gompa Bodh Gaya
  • Mobil treatments at Monastery of Beru Khyentse Rinpoche
  • Mobil treatments at Sikkim Guesthouse
  • Info stall at Monlam Committee tent
At the final day the KHCP-team had a brief blessing by H.H.Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje. To enable the next Monlam-medical camp the project is looking for physicians and supporters.

 

  • w20141216 monlam medicalcamp 4687The KHCP has its medical station right here at the Bodhi TreeThe KHCP has its medical station right here at the Bodhi Tree
Tent of the Monlam committee
Monks, nuns and Western helpers collaborate at the information stall of the KHCP. It is also a place to meet all the directors of the schools and monasteries.
  • w20141215 monlam medicalcamp 4601KHCP info desk in the Monlam Committee tentKHCP info desk in the Monlam Committee tent

 

Our service at the Bodhi tree

  • w20141217 monlam medicalcamp 4858Skin treatments ...skin treatments
  • acupuncture treatmentsHundreds of acupuncture treatmentsacupuncture treatments
  • Checkups for the nuns at Sikkim GuesthouseCheckups for the nuns at Sikkim GuesthouseCheckups for the nuns at Sikkim Guesthouse

 

KHCP-Medical room in the Nyingma-Gumpa (hostage for 3000 Kagyü buddhists)

  • queue monlam medicalcampThe queue at the clinic roomThe queue
  • Registration monlam medicalcampRegistrationRegistration
  • w20141217 monlam medicalcamp 4881Three of the diverse work places...Three of the diverse work places

 

  • The Clinic Team monlam...The Clinic Team
  • w20141216 monlam medicalcamp 4740Our dentists working with portable unitsOur dentists working with portable units...
  • dental instructions...and give dental instructionsdental instructions

 

  • w20141216 monlam medicalcamp 4740Anna provides Tibetan medicineAnna provides Tibetan medicine nyingma gumpa
  • Physiotherapy monlam medicalcampPhysiotherapyPhysiotherapy nyingma gumpa
  • The Clinic Team monlamThe "Clinic Team"The Clinic Team

 

Last day of the Monlam

 

  • Final offerings Bodhi treeFinal offerings at the Bodhi treeFinal offerings Bodhi tree
  • khcp monlam medicalcamp groupMedical team (7 nations), before meeting Gyalwa KarmapaMedical team before meeting Gyalwa Karmapa
  • w20141217 monlam medicalcamp 190285In the evening the final dinner with all KHCP helpers (40 people) from East and WestIn the evening the final dinner with all KHCP helpers from East and West

 

 

The next Monlam medical camp will probably take place within Dec.15-21, 2015.
Dentists, nurses and physio therapists are still needed.
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 to Karmapa’s monks, nuns and accordingly to KHCP projects in Asia.
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