The Kagyu Monlam 2015 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, 2015
For the 8th 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 team consisted of a total of fifty people, all of them voluntary helpers: general practitioners, EENT, orthopedist, dentists, opticians, physiotherapists, Tibetan medicine, acupuncturists, nurses, assistants, organisers and helpers from a total of nine nations.
About 4,000 patients were treated during the Monlam at following places:
  • Two medical tents at Mahabodhi Temple (Bodhi tree)
  • KHCP-clinic at Nyingma Gompa Bodh Gaya
  • Mobil treatments at Sikkim Guesthouse
  • Info stall at Maha Bodhi Society Hall

We hereby like to thank the Monlam committee for their cooperation and support.

On the 5th day the KHCP-medical team had an audience with H.H.Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje.
Here he said "... with every body you touch you make a deep connection for many lifes benefiting both..."

 

Our service at the Bodhi tree

  • KHCP Monlam Medicalcamp 2015The KHCP has two medical stations with physicians...The KHCP has its medical station right here at the Bodhi Tree
Hall of the Maha Bodhi Society
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.
  • KHCP info desk in the hall of the Maha Bodhi SocietyKHCP info desk in the hall of the Maha Bodhi SocietyKHCP info desk in the hall of the Maha Bodhi Society

 

  • KHCP monlam medicalcamp... EENT ...KHCP monlam medicalcamp
  • acupuncture treatments...hundreds 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 medicalcampBuying huge amount of medicaments at diverse pharmaciesThe queue
  • Registration monlam medicalcampThe queue at the clinic roomRegistration
  • KHCP Monlam Medicalcamp 2015Two of the diverse work places...Two of the diverse work places

 

  • The Clinic Team monlamCheckups before dental treatment...The Clinic Team
  • w20141216 monlam medicalcamp 4740Our dentists working with portable unitsOur dentists working with portable units...
  • Optician teamOptician team measured hundreds of eyes and provided the matching spectaclesOptician team

 

  • TTM Tibetan medicineTTM Tibetan medicineAnna provides Tibetan medicine nyingma gumpa
  • Physiotherapy monlam medicalcampPhysiotherapyPhysiotherapy nyingma gumpa
  • The Clinic Team monlam The Clinic Team

 

Initiation by Karmapa

  • Gyalwa Karmapa gives a Amitayus initiationGyalwa Karmapa gives a ...Gyalwa Karmapa gives a Amitayus initiation
  • Gyalwa Karmapa gives a Amitayus initiation...... Amitayus initiation ...Gyalwa Karmapa gives a Amitayus initiation
  • Gyalwa Karmapa gives a Amitayus initiation... and blessing to all devotees ...Gyalwa Karmapa gives a Amitayus initiation

 

Works Meetings with KHCP being invited

  • Works meeting Sharminub Foundation with Jigme Rinpoche and supportersFoundation meeting with Jigme Rinpoche of Sharminub Foundation/KHCP/Dhulikhel Hospital for cooperation and a clinic roomWorks meeting Sharminub Foundation with Jigme Rinpoche and supporters
  • Works meeting Sharminub Foundation with Jigme Rinpoche and supportersKHCP is invited to a presentation of Jigme Rinpoche and Jil Taura - Announcement of the new cooperation Sharminub Foundation/KHCPWorks meeting Sharminub Foundation with Jigme Rinpoche and supporters
  • Gyalwa Karmapa called all directors for works meetingGyalwa Karmapa called all directors of all institutions, monasteries, NGOs and projects for a works meeting. KHCP is presented too.Gyalwa Karmapa called all directors for works meeting

 

Last day of the Monlam

 

  • Final offerings Bodhi treeFinal offerings at the Bodhi treeFinal offerings Bodhi tree
  • Gyalwa Karmapa khcp monlam medicalcamp groupGyalwa Karmapa and the medical team
    Here he said "... with every body you touch you make a deep connection for many lifes benefiting both..."
    Medical team meeting Gyalwa Karmapa
  • w20141217 monlam medicalcamp 190285In the evening the final dinner with all KHCP helpers 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, 2016.
Doctors, nurses, physio therapists and other volunteers can get in touch with our team directly at place.
A professional photographer is still needed and should contact us before.
See you soon!    

Any travel costs and expenses for western volunteers are paid privately.

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

To enable the next Monlam Medical Camp
the project is looking for donors (for medicine).

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