Venue:
  • Mahabodhi Temple (Bodhi tree) Bodh Gaya/India
  • Nyingma GompaBodh Gaya/India
  • Monastery of Beru Khyentse Rinpoche
  • Sikkim Guesthouse

    Date:   Dec 14-21, 2012
    Treatments: about 1800 persons


    The Kagyu Mönlam 2011 took place between December 14 and 20, with thousends 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 Jamgön Kongtrul Rinpoche, His Eminence Beru Khyentse Rinpoche, and many others.

  • Gyalwa Karmapa opens the MonlamGyalwa Karmapa opens the MonlamGyalwa Karmapa opens the Monlam

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For the fifth time this year, the KHCP - Karmapa´s Healthcare Project provided free medical checkups and healthcare for participants in the Mönlam as well as the local population.
The KHCP's staff consisted of a total of forty people, all of them voluntary helpers: general practitioners, dermatologists, dentists, acousticians, physiotherapists, Tibetan medicine, acupuncturists, nurses, assistants, organisers and helpers from a total of seven-teen countries. Over 1,800 patients were treated during the Mönlam.

At the end of the Monlam the KHCP-team had an audience with Gyalwa Karmapa. Karmapa thanks everybody for their generosity and efforts to came here to Bodhgaya to give their help and knowlege.

 

  • Gyalwa Karmapa opens the MonlamThe KHCP has its medical station right here at the Bodhi TreeGyalwa Karmapa opens the Monlam
Tent of the Mönlam committee
Monks, nuns and Western helpers collaborate at the information stall of the KHCP. Many of the donations in kind from Europe are distributed here directly. Thanks to all the companies for their support. Sorting and distributing donations in kind at the info stall
  • KHCP info desk in the Mönlam Committee tentKHCP info desk in the Mönlam Committee tentKHCP info desk in the Mönlam Committee tent

 

Our service at the Bodhi tree

  • KHCP Our medical team is working on siteOur medical team is working on siteOur medical team is working on site
  • KHCP Plenty of dressingsPlenty of dressingsPlenty of dressings
  • KHCP a boy with open fracture with lifedangerous infection could be saved... a boy with open fracture with lifedangerous infection could be saveda boy with open fracture with lifedangerous infection could be saved

 

  • KHCP PhysiotherapyPhysiotherapyOur Physiotherapy team is working on site
  • KHCP ENT screenings by Dr. MathiasENT screenings by Dr. MathiasENT screenings by Dr. Mathias
  • KHCP Hundreds of acupuncture treatmentsHundreds of acupuncture treatmentsHundreds of acupuncture treatments

 

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

  • KHCP Three of the diverse work placesThree of the diverse work placesThree of the diverse work places
  • KHCP Dentist Dr. Christina and nurse UtaDentist Dr. Christina and nurse UtaDentist Dr. Christina and nurse Uta
  • KHCP Anna provides Tibetan medicine assisted by Andrea... and Anna provides Tibetan medicine assisted by AndreaAnna provides Tibetan medicine assisted by Andrea

 

  • KHCP Acousticians Martin measures plenty of ears of monksAcousticians Martin measures plenty of ears of monks...Acousticians Martin measures plenty of ears of monks
  • KHCP Acousticians Martin measures plenty of ears of monks... as well of tibetan lay peopleAcousticians Martin measures plenty of ears of monks
  • KHCP Acousticians Martin measures plenty of ears of monksMore than 20 ear aids find a happy user. Thanks to Oticon Germany for donating the ear devices and Maico Germany for the audiometer.Acousticians Martin measures plenty of ears of monks

 

Beru Khyentse Rinpoche's monastery

  • ...the KHCP-team is waiting for the initiation with Gyalwa Karmapa...the KHCP-team is waiting for the initiation with Gyalwa Karmapa...the KHCP-team is waiting for the initiation with Gyalwa Karmapa
  • About 2500 people attended the Chenrezig initiationAbout 2500 people attended the Chenrezig initiationAbout 2500 people attended the Chenrezig initiation
  • ...Karmapa blesses the KHCP-team...Karmapa blesses the KHCP-team...Karmapa blesses the KHCP-team

 

Last day of the Mönlam at the Bodhi tree
The KHCP team offers a mandala to H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa ...

 

  • Betzy representing the team organisationBetzy representing the team organisation...Betzy representing the team organisation
  • Nurse Hermann representing our multiple participating volunteersNurse Hermann representing our multiple participating volunteers ...Nurse Hermann representing our multiple participating volunteers
  • Dermatologist Dr. Monika representing our doctorsDermatologist Dr. Monika representing our doctors ...Dermatologist Dr. Monika representing our doctors

 

  • Dr. Christine representing our french volunteersDr. Christine representing our french volunteers ...Dr. Christine representing our french volunteers
  • Anna and Gustavo offer to all Rinpoches, LamasAnna and Gustavo offer to all Rinpoches, Lamas ...Anna and Gustavo offer to all Rinpoches, Lamas
  • and to Lama Ole... and to Lama Oleand to Lama Ole

 

  • Waiting for our audience with Gyalwa KarmapaWaiting for our audience with Gyalwa KarmapaWaiting for our audience with Gyalwa Karmapa
  • Gyalwa Karmapa thanks the medical team (17 nations) for their meritorious workGyalwa Karmapa thanks the medical team 17 nations for their meritorious workGyalwa Karmapa thanks the medical team 17 nations for their meritorious work
  • In 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 WestIn the evening the final dinner with all KHCP helpers from East and West

 

 

The next Mönlam medical camp will probably take place within Dec.14-20, 2013. 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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