The Kagyu Monlam 2016 took place between December 14 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

 

The 9th Medicalcamp of KHCP - Karmapa´s Healthcare Project in Bodhgaya

Date: Dec 14-21, 2016
For the 9th time this year, the KHCP - Karmapa´s Healthcare Project provided free medical checkups and healthcare for participants in the Monlam as well as the local population. This year a smaller KHCP team consisted of a total of 30 people, all of them voluntary helpers: general practitioners, physiotherapists, acupuncturists, nurses, assistants, organisers and helpers from a total of seven nations.
About 1,800 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 Sikkim Guesthouse
  • Info stall at Maha Bodhi Society Hall

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

  • Gyalwa Karmapa khcp monlam medicalcamp groupGyalwa Karmapa and the medical teamMedical team meeting Gyalwa Karmapa

On the 6th day the KHCP-medical team had an audience with H.H.Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje.
Here the team reported Karmapa about their work and H.H.Karmapa thanked for this activity."

 

The Second International Karma Kagyu Meeting Bodhgaya

In accordance with the wishes of Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, the Second International Karma Kagyu Meeting was held in Bodhgaya on 12 and 13 December 2016, just before the Kagyu Monlam.
Representatives from various monastic and lay institutions, dharma centres and social projects from around the world got together for two days of exchange, based on the motto of Timeline – Buddhism’s journey across centuries and continents.
Approximately 200 individuals – Rinpoches and lamas, monks and laypeople from East and West – took part in the meeting, and around twenty-five among them were invited to talk about their personal relationship with the Karma Kagyu lineage and what it means for their lives.
(Text by Karmapa.org)

  • KHCP monlam medicalcampKarmapa opens the meetingKHCP monlam medicalcamp
  • acupuncture treatmentsDr.med.Sonam and Betzy represented the KHCP on both daysacupuncture treatments
  • Checkups The queue at our medical tentKarmapa with all recipientsCheckups The queue at our medical tent

 

Our service at the Bodhi tree

  • KHCP Monlam Medicalcamp 2015The KHCP has its medical station right here at the Bodhi TreeThe 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

 

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  • KHCP Physio CheckupsPhysio CheckupsKHCP Physio Checkups

 

  • KHCP monlam medicalcampOur acupuncture team...KHCP monlam medicalcamp
  • acupuncture treatments...doing hundreds of treatmentsacupuncture treatments
  • Checkups The queue at our medical tentThe queue at our medical tentCheckups The queue at our medical tent

 

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

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  • Buying huge amount of medicaments at diverse pharmaciesBuying huge amount of medicaments at diverse pharmaciesBuying huge amount of medicaments at diverse pharmacies
  • KHCP Monlam Medicalcamp checkupsGeneral checkupsKHCP Monlam Medicalcamp checkups

 

  • The Clinic Team monlamGeneral checkupsThe Clinic Team
  • Physiotherapy monlam medicalcampPhysiotherapyPhysiotherapy
  • Optician teamOptical checkupsOptician team

 

KHCP visiting the hostage of the nuns for general checkups

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  • khcp monlam medicalcampCheckups of the nunsOur dentists working with portable units...
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Gyalwa Karmapa grants the Tsepame empowerment to over 7000 lay practitioners in Bodh Gaya

  • Gyalwa Karmapa gives a Tsepame empowermentGyalwa Karmapa gives a Tsepame empowermentGyalwa Karmapa gives a Amitayus initiation
  • Gyalwa Karmapa blessing the practitioners...Karmapa blessing the practitionersGyalwa Karmapa blessing the practitioners
  • Gyalwa Karmapa gives a Amitayus initiationKarmapa blessing our medical teamGyalwa Karmapa gives a Amitayus initiation

 

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 teamMedical team meeting Gyalwa Karmapa
  • w20141217 monlam medicalcamp 190285In the evening the final dinner with all KHCP helpers from East and West (part of the group)In the evening the final dinner with all KHCP helpers from East and West

 

 

The next Monlam medical camp will be our 10.th in Bodhgaya and it probably will take place within Dec.14-21, 2017 (not yet confirmed).
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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