Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, invites students around the world to join him under the Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya, as he presides over prayers at the annual Kagyu Monlam, 16-22 December 2018.
The Kagyu Monlam is the most significant event of the year for the Karma Kagyu lineage. Tens of thousands of students, monks, nuns and other venerables come together in the place where Buddha attained enlightenment, as Karmapa leads prayers for the benefit of all sentient beings.
The main prayer recited at the Kagyu Monlam is known as the ‘King of Aspiration Prayers’ or the ‘Samantabhadra Wishing Prayer’.
As Karmapa has said,
"When we come together to the sacred place where Gautama Buddha reached enlightenment, and offer aspirations for peace and prosperity for all beings, the merit, wisdom and benefit that is accumulated is tremendous."
Text by www.karmapa.org


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

 

The 11th Monlam Medicalcamp of KHCP - Karmapa´s Healthcare Project in Bodhgaya

Date: Dec 14-22, 2018
For the 11th 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 35 people, all of them voluntary helpers: general practitioners, dentists, physiotherapists, TTM practitioners, acupuncturists, nurses, assistants, organisers and helpers from a total of eight nations.
About 3.200 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 groupJigme Rinpoche and parts of the KHCP-medical teamMedical team meeting Gyalwa Karmapa

On the last 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 4.th International Karma Kagyu Meeting Bodhgaya

  • KHCP monlam medicalcampAll participantsKHCP monlam medicalcamp

The 4.th International Karma Kagyu Meeting was held in Bodhgaya on 11/12/13/15 December 2018, just before the Kagyu Monlam.
H.H.17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje attend the 4th session.

Representatives from various monastic and lay institutions, dharma centres and social projects from around the world got together for four days of exchange

  • KHCP monlam medicalcampOur friends Uli and Sabine (Himalaya Hilfe) represented also the KHCP - Karmapa´s Healthcare Project.KHCP monlam medicalcamp

 

Our service at the Bodhi tree

  • KHCP Monlam Medicalcamp 2017The 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

 

  • KHCP monlam medicalcampHundreds of general checkups...KHCP monlam medicalcamp
  • KHCP monlam medicalcamp...every dayKHCP monlam medicalcamp
  • KHCP Physio Checkups...also local people and staff of government has been treatedKHCP Physio Checkups

 

  • treatmentsAcupuncture team from Malaysiatreatments
  • Skin treatmentsPhysio treatmentsSkin treatments
  • Checkups The queue at our medical tentEye treatmentsCheckups The queue at our medical tent

 

  • KHCP monlam medicalcampAlways long queues waiting for treatments...KHCP monlam medicalcamp
  • KHCP monlam medicalcampKHCP monlam medicalcamp
  • KHCP Physio CheckupsAnother mixup of the team, so that everyone can once work aside of the Bodhi treeKHCP Physio Checkups

 

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

  • KHCP Monlam Medicalcamp checkupsThe queue in front of KHCP clinic roomKHCP Monlam Medicalcamp checkups
  • Buying huge amount of medicaments at diverse pharmaciesgeneral checkupsBuying huge amount of medicaments at diverse pharmacies
  • KHCP Monlam Medicalcamp checkupsDentistsKHCP Monlam Medicalcamp checkups

 

  • The Clinic Team monlamDentistsThe Clinic Team
  • Physiotherapy monlam medicalcampPhysiotherapyPhysiotherapy
  • skin treatmentsTTM Tibetan Medicineskin treatments

 

  • The Clinic Team monlamHard work until night (registration)The Clinic Team
  • Physiotherapy monlam medicalcampDental OP with smartphone light (while power failure)Physiotherapy
  • skin treatmentsskin treatments

 

Final day of the Monlam (Flower offering)

 

  • Final offerings Bodhi treeKarmapa with all practitioner in front of the Bodhi treeFinal offerings Bodhi tree
  • Gyalwa Karmapa khcp monlamFlower offeringGyalwa Karmapa
  • Flower offeringFlower offering

 

Meeting with Gyalwa Karmapa

 

  • Final offerings Bodhi treeKHCP team meets H.H.KarmapaFinal offerings Bodhi tree
  • Gyalwa Karmapa khcp monlam medicalcamp groupMeeting with Gyalwa Karmapa - Jigme Rinpoche and part of 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 in Bodhgaya probably will take place in Dec. 2019 (not yet confirmed).
Doctors, nurses, physio therapists, professional photographer and other volunteers can get in touch with us via email
email khcp
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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