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w letter k17 donors 20150610Tue June 16, 2015

Karmapa´s letter to all donors of KHCP arrived today.

We are happy and hereby like to forward Karmapa´s prayers to all friends.

Best by Pia, Peter and all helpers of the KHCP.


w20150531 ffm vesakfest khcpstandMon June 15, 2015

On 31.05.2015 the Vesak festivities took place in Frankfurt/Main/Germany.

In the course of this event the Buddhist Center Frankfurt could collected donation money on behave of Karmapa´s Healthcare Project.
The money will be used for KHCP aid campaigns in the earthquake areas of Nepal.

Thanks to all donors and for this nice campaign of the DW-Center Frankfurt.
The photo report of the present medical tour of our doctors in Nepal coming soon.

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w20150605 khcp shamarnagWed June 10, 2015

Preliminary account of all Nepal Earthquake Donations

Dear friends,
to let you know:

up to now 170.500 Euro had been donated for earthquake aid Nepal. That is a great amount. But in the face of all the needs and the plenty of monasteries to help, we pleased you to continue urgently with recurring donations.
Altogether we have constantly more than 750 persons in 16 institutions, organisations and initiatives. To all of them we have shared the money in relation of amount of persons and buildings as most fair as possible. The money have been or will transferred to the funds of the leading Rinpoches for the purpose of healthcare and rebuilding. Finally it is 170.000 Euro - therefore all donations for earthquake will be payed out!

Donation Listing:
  • 10.000 Euro - Karmapa Shamarnag Committee
  • 10.000 Euro - further transfered to Karmapa Shamarnag Committee
  • 5.000 Euro - for goods and transportations Delhi-Kathmandu
  • 20.000 Euro - Dhulikhel Hospital for immediate life-saving measures after earthquake
  • 5.000 Euro - further are promised to Dhulikhel Hospital for healthcare and rebuilding
  • 20.000 Euro - Promise to Shangpa Rinpoche and Dubsing Rinpoche
    (healthcare and rebuilding Kirtipur, Lumbini, Pokhara, Muktinath)
  • 20.000 Euro - Promise to Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche
    (healthcare and rebuilding Nala, Hasantar)
  • 7.000 Euro - Promise to Beru Khyentse Rinpoche
    Monastery Boudha  (healthcare and rebuilding)
  • 7.000 Euro - Promise to Sang Sang Rinpoche
    Monastery (healthcare and rebuilding)
  • 7.000 Euro - Promise to Lopön Tsechu Monastery
    (healthcare and rebuilding)
  • 7.000 Euro - Promise to Sabchu Rinpoche
    (healthcare and rebuilding Swayambhu monastery)
  • 4.000 Euro - Lama Nyima Dhagpo France
    (Distribution of goods in remote areas of Nepal)
  • 1.500 Euro - Om Hospital Kathmandu  for therapy expenses
  • 1.500 Euro - further promised to Om Hospital Kathmandu
  • 4.000 Euro - SOH Orphanage and HIV Children of Chogyal Rinpoche
  • 2.500 Euro - further promised to Chogyal Rinpoche
  • 3.000 Euro - Children Spark Orphanage Kathmandu/Patan
  • 2.500 Euro - further promised to Children Spark Orphanage
  • 5.000 Euro - Distribution on the KHCP-medical tour of Dr. Sonam and Dr. Angelika
  • 8.000 Euro - Provision for planned medical camps in coopertion with Dhulikhel Hospital for poor people in Boudha and Swayambhu
  • 10.000 Euro - Rebuilding of Manang Gompa and clinic room of Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche
  • 10.000 Euro - Rebuilding of Nala monastery of Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche
  • 170.000 Euro - SUM

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w20150603 earthquake nepal khcp1Fri, June 05, 2015

In this days our KHCP-medical team is on Nepal-Tour

Purpose of visit:
Post earthquake screening and evaluation. Outbreak Control and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) in Emergency program.

---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Dr. Sonam Rinchen" This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
To: Pia+Peter Cerveny This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Date: May 31, 2015 at 1:39 PM
Subject: short review

Dear Pia this is our short plan.
Purpose of visit:
Post earthquake screening and evaluation. Outbreak Control and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) in Emergency program.

27/5- Arrival Dr. Angelika
28/5- SOH and visit to AIDS children (Punarbal Plus) visit Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche at 6pm.
29/5- Hasantar Nunnery Monastery
30/5- Lhundrup Choeling, Sang Sang Rinpoche Monastery, Naranthan
31/5- Sangey Choeling Monastery, Lopon Tsucho and also meeting Ani Nyima and children.
1/6- Beru Kyentse Rinpoche Monastery Baudha, also meeting with Lama Nyima how KHCP can help them.
2/6- Kirtipur Nunnery and Dhulikhel Hospital visit in the afternoon; appointment with Dr. Ram
3/6- SGRMonastery, Nala ( meeting Lama Phuntsok, Man Bdr Gurung: President of Manang Committee, Eden Gurung: Vice president of Women Society, will discuss about medical camp and how to rebuilt Manang gompa which is completely damaged )
4/6-  Sharminub, Raniban ( including Sparks Children Home Pulchok), meeting with Mr. Tsering, Willi and Jill Taura for further discussion about the medical needs and how KHCP can help very needy ley people.
5/6 - Drive to Pokhara night stay at SGRMonastery
6/6 - clinic and evaluation. overnight stay at JCMonastery
7/6 - clinic and evaluation at JCM, Shangpa Rinpoche,
8/6- Return back to Kathmandu.
9/6- Rest
10/6- Fly back to Home
We are doing absolutely fine Pia. Dr. Angelika is always amazing and doing her best. We are visiting all the monastery and we are going to meet all the people you asked us to meet.
We are checking all the monks and nuns that need to be checked including some lay people around. Beside that we are teaching some awareness program to all the institute about outbreak and WASH program.
Next Plan: After evaluation all the institute, our plan is to collect water sample from all the monastery and analyse it and treat it accordingly.
with regards
Dr. Sonam

w20150520 earthquake jcm 12Tue, June 01, 2015

Photo right: The stock at JCM Jangchub Choling Monastery in Pokhara.

Email to KHCP: "Dear P2,
Thank you and rejoice for your tireless help for Nepali people with our lineage. Since you donate all the relief organization, it is also good to donate equivalent donation for our Bodhichitta Trust and Shangpa foundation with Jangchub Choling Monastery earthquake relief aid.
Also I will send you one photo of our earthquake organization. Thank you and please call direct to Lama Amrit.

Warm regards  Karma sonam & Lama Yeshe Secretary of  3rd Dupsing Rinpoche "
w20150512 earthquake chogyal serchang groupTue, May 29, 2015

Photo right: Chogyal Rinpoche and his orphans:

On 22.05.15 10:19, sertshang orphanage home wrote:
"Dear Peter and Pia,
I am really glad to be informed about your support and help.Here we all are fine. during earthquake no one from our home got injured thankfully. we have a Doctor from Germany and they are doing their general check up for all our children for now. We have total 47 children aged from 3 to 20 even though no one is hurt by earthquake we have 2 girls suffering from T.B. one got stomach T.B and she has been taking medicine for last 3 months and other girl is lung T.B and she is taking medicine for last 1 and half month. we also have 1 boy suffering from jaundice and he is taking medicine for now. I on behalf of all member of SOH Family would like to Thank you and all your team for supporting and love.
With love
Our KHCP-doctors are visiting this places nowadays.

Please consider that the relief campaigns are still going on in Nepal. So we need a sustainable support, best as a recurring donation to provide further aid for thousands of people.
Thank you, the KHCP-team.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

Dr. Angelika Leist will fly to Nepal and start the KHCP-Medical-Tour together with Dr. Sonam Rinchen from Dhulikhel University Hospital Kathmandu.
Angelika is KHCP chairman and specialist for medical camps in the Himalayas. They will create a detailed report of the situations at all our Kagyü places in Nepal.

Photo right: Dr. Angelika at KHCP-medical camp in Ladakh

Letter of Dr. Angelika Leist:
"Liebe Pia/Peter, … Wir fahren hin ,um Bestandsaufnahme an den Stellen zu machen , die von KHCP betreut werden. Gleichzeitig bieten wir medizinische Hilfe an, wenn nötig. Wir bringen das Geld direkt an die Stellen, die es brauchen, ohne fürchten zu müssen, dass es fehlgenutzt wird. Und wir zeigen Solidarität und Verbundenheit mit unseren Dharmafreunden in Nepal...
Herzliche Grüße Angelika"

w karmapa17 official Thu, May 21, 2015

"It is essential that non-material values are supported, to help us cultivate balanced and beneficial human beings, who also use their material wealth for the greatest benefit of our fellow human beings." (H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje)

  • KHCP Nepal Donation Listing: (already transferred or allocated yet)
    20.000 € Karmapa-Shamarnag Committee
    20.000 € Dhulikhel Hospital
      5.000 € KIBI Transportations Delhi- Kathmandu
      4.000 € BIA-Foundation of Chogyal Rinpoche (two orphanages)
      3.000 € Spark Children Home Orphanage in Kathmandu
      2.000 € Lama Nyima Aid Campaigns
      6.500 € KHCP Medicalcamp Tour Nepal (only medicaments, materials !)
    60.500 € SUM

  • The truck from KIBI with 1200 tarpins, 1000 wool blankets, 196 kg of strong rope, big bag of safety gear and lots of hardware tools had arrived safely in Kathmandu.

w20150514 earthquake ksrc nagarkot 1Tue, May 19, 2015
The Karmapa Shamarnag Committee is a Karma Kagyu organization, providing humanitarian assistance to the communities and people of Nepal.

On May 11, 2015, 4 relief trucks were dispatched to the remote Lalitpur villages of Lele, Nallu, Chapagaun, and Manikhel, where relief supplies were distributed for the first time since the April 25 earthquake. See more campaigns on their facebook page.

KHCP-Karmapa Healthcare Project supports this activities with 20.000 €uro (about 2.000.000 NRS).

Monday, May 18, 2015

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  • Report by Bettina from KIBI: "...Finally today May 12 we could send a truckload with 1200 tarpins, 1000 wool blankets, 196 kg of strong rope, big bag of safety gear and lots of hardware tools from KIBI to Kathmandu. May it reach there soon and safe and benefit many - thank you to all the sponsors and helpers!!"
    KHCP now offers another 3.000 €uro for supporting this activities

  • KHCP is still preparing the doctors tour to Nepal


Fri May 15, 2015

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  • Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche continues his spiritual practice in Kathmandu.
    See PHOTO RIGHT >>

  • Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche, Lodrö Rinpoche and Mr. Tsering Dhondrup currently establishing an organisation which will coordination the joint work on immediate help and the reconstruction of all our project sites.
    KHCP offers 10.000€ and a big contingent of medicaments which will delivered by our partner Dhulikhel Hospital.
  • Several buddhist centers of Diamondway and Dhagpo Kagyu fund-raised for the KHCP-activities in Nepal.
    Please follow this campaigns - Read more >> Fundraising
  • Latest email: Lama Nyima is fine - continues his aid tour in the Himalayas.

---------- Original Message ----------
From: Taura Jill <taura.jil@…>
To: Peter+Pia Cerveny - KHCP-Karmapa Healthcare Project This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Date: May 14, 2015 at 10:33 AM
Subject: KHCP helps

Hi Pia, we are all fine and no additional damage to any buildings at Sharminub. Please let everyone know. Thank you again!

Jill    (Sent from my iPhone)

Thu May 14, 2015

"This is a war without enemy which caused widespread loss of lives and destruction. It is now time to rally around and bounce back. We need to take charge and change where and when we can. The world has seen our resilience and our compassion in this period of adversity, it is now time we show our unity and strength.
Cooperation is key to working together. We can turn this difficulty into endless opportunities to rebuild a better, sustainable and more harmonious society for our future generations.
At Dhulikhel Hospital and Kathmandu University, we have put in place the 3R;
RETURNING the recuperated survivors home,
helping them in REBUILDING tn150 dr ram
and in their REHABILITATION process.

We are already well on our way to this.
We have had encouraging national and international support for which we are deeply grateful.
I know that together, we can rise again one step at a time."

Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha
Vice Chancellor Kathmandu University and founder of Dhulikhel Hospital

KHCP forwards another 5000€ for shelter tents, organized by Dhulikhel Hospital in the remote areas of the Himalayas.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: RE: FW: Amount received from KHCP
Date: Thu, 14 May 2015 10:05:40 +0545
From: Dhulikhel Hospital <dhos@....>
To: 'Peter+Pia Cerveny - KHCP-Karmapa Healthcare Project' This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dear Pia and Peter,
Thanks again – as soon as the second amount of 5000.- has reached , we will request you to send the additional support. Thanks in advance.
If you agree, we would like to use your donation to help to build shelters for those who have lost everything.
Yours, Ram

Wed May 13, 2015


Till date, 67 people injured in yesterday’s earthquake have received treatment in Dhulikhel hospital. The 7.3 Richter scale earthquake triggered many landslides near the epicenter which was near Mount Everest. Dolakha and Sindhupalchowk, the nearby districts were the worst hit.
So far, at least 65 people are feared to be dead and more than a thousand injured. A US Army helicopter carrying 6 marines and 2 Nepali soldiers is missing since yesterday. Many villages are now cut off around Central Nepal due to the latest earthquake. A series of powerful aftershocks followed.
Aftershocks are still expected today and in the days to come which will undoubtedly affect many more people of this area. We have heightened our Disaster Medical Response, set up temporary emergency services in the courtyard and put our medical team on high alert.
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---------- Forwarded message ----------

I spoke with colleagues doing relief airport logistics at the Kathmandu airport today following the 7.4 earthquake. They were pretty shaken, but well off.

there has been a reduction of incoming airtraffic by about 50%, limiting it to search and rescue teams, outgoing flights being mostly for medical transport. Efforts continue to move relief goods along official lines to distribution points, but outlying areas are not being reached enough, according to reports. The US Osprey aircraft continue their flights as well. The World Food Program plans around another 150 incoming flights of relief goods in the coming days (or weeks).

The locals were very shocked by the earthquake today, most are staying out of buildings and as such there is a high demand for tarpaulins for shelter.

Security ramped up enormously following the quake today. However, the atmosphere was calm at the airport when we spoke with thte team. There is little chance of private transport or pick up of relief goods. Logistics companies are not doing small-scale shipping of private goods, because this interferes with critical relief operations. People wanting to help are all advised to make cash donations to major relief organizations active on location.

Mostly people there are worried about collapsing buildings, shelter and contingency for further quakes in case mother nature is not finished.

I just wanted to pass this on to you. My prayers and wishes for our lamas, friends and the Dharma in Nepal.

Best regards,
Bruce (Diamondway Buddhism)

Thu May 12, 2015

Tuesday's morning magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck Kathmandu again!

KHCP phoned with Ani Tenzin (secretary of Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche):
"Rinpoche and his people are all fine and are gathering on Rinpoche´s field in Swayambhu."

More informations soon.

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Date: Sun May 11, 2015

From May 27 - June 10, a medical team from Europe will try to visit all Kagyu-monasteries and nunneries in Nepal. The team will verify the situations, share the donation money and give direct medical and nutrition support if needed.

After 2 weeks of intensive fund-raising, Pia and Peter are now focus on preparing all necessary things for the tour. So please excuse for stopping the daily reports over the next weeks.

But basically we can say: KHCP still need your support. The damages and the daily needed support still exist for plenty people in Nepal.



Date: Sun May 10, 2015

  • Jigme Rinpoche advised KHCP to focus the aid activity also to the remote areas of Nepal.
    Read email below!
  • Chogyal Rinpoche is telling that his aids children are OK. Rinpoche is helping people in remote areas.
    Most of this villages are still unsupported despite their strong destructions and injured people.
  • Siddharta Foundation from California donors 5.000 USD.
  • Our Kagyu-monk J.S. is now in Dhulikhel Hospital.
    His disease is serious and needs expensive medicaments on a long term. One ore few personal donors are required.
  • Pia C. had a interview with the Badener Newspaper about KHCP´s activities in Nepal.
  • H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa will leads the Shamar Rinpoche's 1st anniversary puja at K.I.B.I. Delhi.
  • KHCP has prolongs the next regular medical checkups with Dhulikhel Hospital after first normalization of the situation. The urgent cases have priority.

---------- Original Message ----------
From: Audrey Desserrieres <aDess@….>
To: Peter+Pia Cerveny - KHCP-Karmapa Healthcare Project This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Date: May 8, 2015 at 4:53 PM
Subject: Re: Shamar Rinpoche's 1st anniversary puja place confirmed at KIBI - Answer to KHCP please!

Dear Pia and Peter,
… I just got Jigme Rinpoche on the phone. He said that the best would be to get in touch with Tsering Teundroup and Phuntsok Dragpa there. They are organizing help in the rural areas. It seems it is where it is the most needed.
Do you have their contacts?
All kind regards and thank you for your dedication and efforts,
Audrey (Office of Jigme Rinpoche)


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Date: Sat May 09, 2015

  • KHCP sent 2000€ to Lama Nyima from Le Bost/France, who is in Nepal organizing help in the remote mountains.
    Read his email below:

---------- Original Message ----------
From: nyima <nyimatarchine@…>
To: Peter+Pia Cerveny - KHCP-Karmapa Healthcare Project < mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: May 9, 2015 at 8:08 AM
Subject: Népal news 2

Hello everyone,
yesterday we went in the district of Gorkha, departure we have been to three isolated villages in this district 160 km from KTM, in the village of Chhoprak first. We provide shelter for 33 families even though the village was very difficult to access, no road just a mountain path climb, descend, a small rivers to cross (without bridge) still uphill, finally after a good struggle we arrived, the villagers were very happy for not to have to sleep in their wobbly homes, but in tents which is very reassuring and safe.
Then we continue to Pandrakilo where they had missed their tents. For 25 families we provide tents there, and the last, Makaishingh, tiny village connected by a bridge to the world suspended steel cable. They haven't received even food from the government. We give some tents for shelter to 21 families who have their homes partially destroyed or badly damaged. After this busy day we took the road back to, KTM went home around 22 hours. I confess that after 300 km motorcycles on the roads and pathsof Nepal, I slept well.
We still have other aid projects for Nepal for the victims badly affected by this earthquake.
I attached some pictures of all the Bimal team, Milan, Pasang, Santos kamal, Lakpa, Aashis, Subarna, Ramesh, Tashi and all those who assist us and ensure safety.
Thank you very warmly for your support and your generosity.

See you soon for other news.


  • Lama Nyima´s aid team in district of GorkhaLama Nyima´s aid team in district of GorkhaLama Nyima´s aid team in district of Gorkha
  • Most houses are destroyedMost houses are destroyedMost houses are destroyed
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Date: Fri May 08, 2015

Newsletter 2015#4 (May 08)

Dear friends around the world,
we thank you from our hearts for your overwhelming generosity.
A total of 117.000€ was accumulated, we are deeply grateful and have started to distribute the funds.
These funds will be used for immediate measures to take care of more than 800 people connected with our monasteries, orphanage homes and the Dhulikhel Hospital in Nepal.

Now, we have a favour to ask of you:
Sustainability is what these harsh times are calling for. 
For accompanying our work over the years to come, please establish a standing order (Dauerauftrag) from your account. If each person receiving this mail would donate 5-10€ per month, this would secure our work.
We promise that 100% of the funds will do directly into our projects on site.

Yours, Pia, Peter and the KHCP-team

Date: Thu May 07, 2015

  • New donation standing: 110.000€
  • KHCP will forward 2000€ for transportation of aid goods, organized by Bettina Haffter/K.I.B.I. Delhi
  • KHCP plans a relief travel to Nepal for end of May. Dr. Angelika Leist and Betzy (KHCP officer) will visit our institutes there to verify the different situations for providing better help
  • Our seriously diseased Kagyu-monk J.S. will move to Dhulikhel Hospital
  • The Buddhist Center Freiburg/Germany organizes a fund-raising for KHCP at Vesak-festivities on 9th of May at Stadtstrasse 7 in Freiburg, from 11:00 - 17:00 o´clock

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Monk saving a Karmapa statue in Kathmandu

Date: Wed May 06, 2015

"Happy Birthday Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje"

  • Our monk J.S. still staying at OM-Hospital Kathmandu and is getting artificial feeding.
  • Wishlist of Dhulikhel Hospital. Read the listing below!
  • Lopön Tsechu Rinpoche´s monastery at Swayambhu is part of the new Karma Kagyü aid foundation.
  • KHCP forwards 2000€ to Aids Children Orphange http://www.bia-foundation.org/ of Chogyal Rinpoche.
  • KHCP forwards further 1000€ to Sershang Orphange of Chogyal Rinpoche.
  • KHCP forwards 2000€ to Lama Nyima (Le Bost), who is in Nepal organizing help in the remote mountains.
    Read letter below:

---------- Original Message ----------
From: Sylvie Fenart <sylviefenart@...>
To: Peter+Pia Cerveny - KHCP-Karmapa Healthcare Project <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: May 5, 2015 at 9:08 AM
Subject: Re: KHCP-News 2015#3 - More Earthquake News

Thanks a lot Peter and Pia for news and your helpfull activity.
I don´t know if it is a way. I received this morning news from Lama Nyma ( the western lama living in Kathmandou ).
He went yesterday in some villages 50 Kms from Katmandou. Villages are destroyed.  People did not see anybody since the seism and are living in the ruins of their houses.
He distributed tents and food. From our side we collect money to help also where it is immediately the most useful but also later.
Big hug and kisses to you and everybody 
Sylvie  from Paris.

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Date:    Thu May 05, 2015

  • Good morning everybody, for transparency we hereby inform:
    Yesterday, 4th of May, we got an overview about the donations for healthcare, nutrition etc.:
    Since 27th of April we fundraise about 86.900 Euro.
    About 10.000€ we forward to our Dhulikhel Hospital,  5.000€ for a new generator for surgery, about 5000€ for our orphanages.
    As soon as we got all infos from all Nepal institutes of Karma Kagyud to find out what they actually need, we will distribute the money also there.
    If you have any suggestion let us know.
    Yours Pia and Peter and the team.
  • Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche, Lodrö Rinpoche and Mr. Tsering Dhondrup currently establish an organisation which will coordination the joint work on immediate help and the reconstruction of all our project sites.

Newsletter 2015#3 (May 04)

Dear friends of KHCP all over the world,
over the past week, we have compiled information on the current situation after the earthquake and we have collected money to fund the next activities.
Our warmest thanks for your generosity and your trust. We will personally take care for all donations reaching their recipients to 100%!
By now, we know that none of our people suffered any serious injuries. However, our monasteries and schools are partially or totally destroyed. Places like Sherab Gyaltsen’s Manang Gompa are completely destroyed.
With tens of thousands heavily injured patients, the hospitals do the most important work. We therefore support our partner, the Dhulikhel Hospital (East Kathmandu), which has been taken care of our places in many years. In this way, we also help the Nepalese.

Date: Sun May 03, 2015
  • All festivities of May/June in Dhagpo Shedrup Ling in Nala and Sharminub in Kathmandu with H.H.Karmapa Thaye Dorje are canceled.
    So KHCP also cancels the related medical camps for this events. Instead we are continuing with the urgent campaigns.
  • On Vesak, H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa will lead prayers at the Karmapa International Buddhist Institute (KIBI) in Delhi for all those affected by the Nepal earthquake. Read more www.karmapa.org
  • Most of you know Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche´s places in Kathmandu. But KHCP likes to inform, that we are trying to support about 11 Kagyu-monasteries plus 3 related orphanages in Nepal. Here >> Overview of all locations
  • Our partner Dhulikhel Hospital called every of our monasteries and asked if aid is needed
  • Our seriously sick monk J.S. is still in OM-Hospital. KHCP will spend a donation for further treatments there


  • Yesterday Pia/Peter Cerveny (KHCP) and Caty Hartung/Martin Holecko (DWB) had a worksmeeting - interchanged all Nepal-news and will cooperate wherever it is useful.
    On Monday a DW-team with a static engineer will travel to Kathmandu to check the buildings

To prevent any rumours:
KHCP hereby informs, that all KHCP-donations will go save pathes to the recipients.
Thanks to all donors having confidence in this and making this project successful and useful nowadays.

  • sharminub
    Cracks at Sharminub, but generally stablecracks at sharminub

---------- Original Message ----------
From: Tenzin Gurung <tenzin_gurung@...>
To: Peter+Pia Cerveny - KHCP-Karmapa Healthcare Project <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: May 1, 2015 at 4:16 PM
Subject: Tashi Delek!

Dear P2,
The major earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday 25th April, 2015 has caused huge destruction and has affected millions of Nepalese lives. Due to this tragic circumstance, we are left with no other option than to POSTPONE the OPENING CEREMONY of Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Monastery until further notice. We are hopeful and certain you all are with us in this time of uncertain crisis. We apologise for the inconvenience.
Thank you for your understanding. May the spirit of HUMANISM prevail.

Thank you. Maniwa Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche, Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling Family.

Sent from my iPhone

Date:    Fri, May 01, 2015    (Review of the situation today)

Until yesterday our friend Inka had been in Kathmandu and reports:

  • Monastery of Beru Kyentse Rinpoche in Boudha is ruinous and unhabitated and has to dismantle.
    Nevertheless the monks are there and supporting the local citizens with food despite needing fresh supplies theirself.
  • Monks and nuns of the destroyed monasteries are moved to Sharminub monastery for sleeping.
  • Mr. Tsering (Kagyu Monlam Committee) is organizing food, water, medicine and emergency accommodation also for hard affected remote areas. Immediate aid is important to reduce the risk of an epidemic outbrake.

What can you do in the West?
Here a few private initiatives from yesterday:

  • Little Felix plays violin on the Schiller-street in Weimar/Germany and could fund-raises for Nepal.
    Money already sent, thank you Felix by KHCP.
  • Roel made a major announcement in Netherland, fund-raise and distribute diverse KHCP-links
  • Alternative practitioner Jordan informed all friends and patients to support KHCP/Dhulikhel Hospital
  • We got a private donation of 5000€ for a power failsafe generator for the Dhulikhel Hospital


  • Felix fund-raise by playing violin on the streetFelix fund-raised by playing violin on the streetFelix fund-raise by playing violin on the street


Date:    Tue, Apr 30, 2015

---------- Original Message ----------
From: Dhulikhel Hospital <dhos@   >
To: ‚KHCP - Peter and Pia Cerveny' <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>Date: April 30, 2015 at 7:12 AM
Subject: RE: KHCP supports Dhulikel

Dear Pia and Peter (KHCP),
Thank you so much for your help. Please , we request you to donate as soon
as possible to our account. Please also visit our website for updates.
Thank you so much and Namaste, Dr. Ram Shestra and DHOS Team

They say: "... There are so many more that are not being able to receive help as some roads and trials have been blocked by landslides; therefore, still the injured causalities are yet to arrive in the hospital. We are preparing and being alert ourselves for receiving and caring them..."

IMPORTANT: If you are planning to go there and help, it is ESSENTIAL to take your own supplies with you.
Food, water filters and additional filter tablets, medication and proper gear. Make sure you know where you can stay and that you have contacts on site.
Most of the roads are destroyed and even flights from various help-organisations weren't able to land due to the condition of the airport. There is almost no water and food and as the same goes for sanitary facilities, the risk of an epidemic outbrake is very high and cannot be underestimated.

Date:    Wed, Apr 29, 2015

  • Dr. Sonam Rinchen (KHCP-physician at place): Dhulikhel Hospital - sofar treating more than 1.100 people and doing plenty OPs without having AC-power!!
    The Dhulikhel Hospital east of Kathmandu, which is collaborating with KHCP since 2012, is supported by parts of our KHCP-donations nowadays. They are urgently looking for material and medicaments.
    KHCP forwards 10.000€.
  • Chogyal Rinpoche´s Sershang Orphange: "Dear friends!!! We got food, water and medicine from Pokhara. The building looks very badly. We are still on ground and yesterday evening again earthquake and today morning small too but luckily we are all safe !!!!! Evening raining lots.... "
    KHCP forwards 1000€.
  • Lodrö Rapsel Rinpoche phones:  Boudha monastery of Beru Kyentse Rinpoche are fine. But Swayambhu needs urgent help. Rinpoche will handover KHCP-donations personally.
  • Dubsing Rinpoche: Pokhara still sleeping outside
  • Willi Kroeger (architect of Shamarpa): Spark Children Orphanage Kathmandu
    KHCP forwards 1000€ for injured children there.
  • Willi Kroeger (architect of Shamarpa): Sharminub Retreat Center:  main hall not seriously cracked but retreat place behind damaged.

Please continue donating!

KHCP tries to keeping contact to 13 Kagyu-institutes and orphanages in Nepal. As far as we heard nobody died, but since day#3, nutrition and water problems comes up. Many are sleeping outdoor.
As soon as we have more informations from all other monasteries and founded save pathes for transfering, KHCP will forward donation also there.


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  • Dhulikhel Hospital - doing OPs without having AC-powerDhulikhel Hospital - doing OPs without having AC-power!Dhulikhel Hospital - doing OPs without having AC-power
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Re: how are you?
From: Sertshang Orphanage of Chogyal Rinpoche <s.o.h.nepal@ m>
To: KHCP - Pia+Peter Cerveny <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2015 12:22:57 +0545

Dear Pia and Peter,
We are safe and sleep outside... No electric, and difficult to get water... Our building is cracks....we have to fix alots after sometime...
We have enough dry foods but since Saturday children didn't get milk, egg and fruits and fresh vegetables ...
Rinpoche is in china and we are sure his blessing for us...
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:20 +0545

Kathmandu is still experiencing heavy aftershocks and the main roads to Kathmandu are destroyed.

Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:14:57 +0200

KHCP phoned with Ani Tenzin: Manang gompa totaly collapsed with about 200 people inside. But Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche and all people are fine!
New Dhagpo Shedrup Ling Monastery also damaged. Yet unknown how serious.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: how are you?
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:49:57 +0800
From: Chia Chiu Yuin

Dear Peter & Pia,
Thanks. We are waiting for Shangpa Rinpoche's instruction.
We receive updates that all of them are staying outdoor and was cold at night. Food and water supply will be an issue. Also everyone are not sure if the building structure is safe at this point in time.
I could see that more medical aids and food supply will be needed.

With gratitude, Chiu Yuin (Secretary of Shangpa Rinpoche)

From: sharminub.foundation
Sent: Saturday, 25. April 2015 21:14
fwd: KHCP
Subject: earthquake

Some pretty significant damage to Nerajana retreat center esp the shrine room. But Buddha statue and relics ok. All corner pillars for B1 and B2 are bent and twisted. Can't go into main institute building to do adequate assessment of damage. Still 10+ strong aftershocks per hour.
Everybody safe and amazingly no one hurt. Not even any of the many construction workers who were working at the time.
Will keep you posted. I heard that Swayambhu monastery in not able to be occupied. Major damage.

More soon.

Sent from my iPhone

Saturday, 25. April 2015

Ticker: Earthquake rocked Nepal on April 25, 2015:

Dear friends,
A powerful 7.8 earthquake — the country's worst in 80 years — rocked Nepal on early Saturday, killing so far more than 6,500 citizens and leveling buildings and centuries-old temples. About 1.5 Millions are homeless.

Kagyu-institutes: KHCP calls to every monastery in Nepal, who was not able to call us yet - Please contact us soon, so that we can organize any help.

Volunteering: If you are a qualified professional with much-needed skills to offer, join up with an international relief agency that can place you in a position where you are needed most.

Medicaments: Everyone with connection to pharmaceutic companies please contact KHCP.

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