KHCP-Medical Camp in Shangpa Rinpoche's nunnery Muktinath/Nepal, 3800m asl

After a cumbersome ascent in an SUV, the team of Shangpa Rinpoche arrives in Muktinath. To honor Rinpoche,, people are waiting with kataks and flowers on the way and lead us to the nuns’ monastery. Great joy and ceremonial welcome by his nuns. The medical team is received with enthusiasm as well. While drinking tea, Rinpoche tells us te story of this place. He had already been here during his previous incarnation and with great help by his friends he was able to reactivate the place. A brief rest and following the set-up of the dental clinic and the other medical camp rooms. In the evening, dinner with Rinpoche and all his nuns in friendly atmosphere. After, we introduce ourselves to each other while Rinpoche translates and emphasizes the importance of the project. Everybody is happy that the medical camp will start the following day at 3800 m altitude.
The next 2 day, medical services are provided and the people living in Muktinath are invited as well, of course. Shangpa Rinpoche invites us to a pilgrimage afterwards.
Important as well:
The nuns have received a power generator. We rejoice over the successful cooperation of the KHCP and the Kagyu-Center Singapore for financing this.

  • Nunnery at 3800m altituteNunnery at 3800m altituteNunnery at 3800m altitute



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  • We arrive with Shangpa RinpocheWe arrive with Shangpa RinpocheWe arrive with Shangpa Rinpoche
  • ceremonial welcome by his nunsceremonial welcome by his nunsceremonial welcome by his nuns
  • Rinpoche tells us the history of the monasteryRinpoche tells us the history of the monasteryRinpoche tells us the history of the monastery

 

  • Rinpoche introduces the nuns and the teamRinpoche introduces the nuns and the teamRinpoche introduces the nuns and the team
  • An operational plan is draftedAn operational plan is draftedAn operational plan is drafted
  • Shangpa Rinpoche is the first patient of our new dental unitShangpa Rinpoche is the first patient of our new dental unitShangpa Rinpoche is the first patient of our new dental unit

 

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  • Shangpa Rinpoche with the the nuns and the KHCP-teamShangpa Rinpoche with the the nuns and the KHCP-teamShangpa Rinpoche with the the nuns and the KHCP-team