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, 10-22 December 2019.
In the morning of the first day of the Kagyu Monlam, Karmapa made the ceremonial light offering with His Eminence Beru Khyentse Rinpoche.
Over the next days Karmapa led the collective recitation of the Samantabhadra prayer, the King of Aspiration Prayers, for the benefit of all sentient beings.
It is believed that when everyone gathers at the Kagyu Monlam and recites this prayer in the presence of Karmapa, the power and merit that is accumulated increases exponentially. This in turn serves the wellbeing and spiritual development of all sentient beings and helps them to reach enlightenment.
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- The Karma Gompa of Beru Kyentse Rinpoche is prepared for the arrival of Karmapa Thaye Dorje
- Karmapa Thaye Dorje arrives at the Kagyu Monlam
The 12th Monlam Medicalcamp of KHCP - Karmapa´s Healthcare Project in Bodhgaya
Date: Dec 10-22, 2019
For the 12th 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, orthopedist, physiotherapists, TTM practitioners, acupuncturists, nurses, assistants, organisers and helpers from a total of eight nations.
About 2.000 patients were treated during the Monlam at following places:
- Medical stand at Mahabodhi Temple (Bodhi tree)
- KHCP-clinic at Nyingma Gompa Bodh Gaya
- Medical room at Karma Gompa (Beru Khyentse Rinpoche)
- Info stall at Maha Bodhi Society Hall
We hereby like to thank the Monlam committee for their cooperation and support.
- The KHCP-medical team
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 5.th International Karma Kagyu Meeting Bodhgaya
- Karmapa´s speech
The 5.th International Karma Kagyu Meeting was held in Bodhgaya on 11/12/13 December 2019, just before the Kagyu Monlam.
H.H.17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje attend the 5th session.
Representatives from various monastic and lay institutions, dharma centres and social projects from around the world got together for two days of exchange
- Our team members Christa, Geert and Tashi represented the KHCP - Karmapa´s Healthcare Project.
Our service at the Bodhi tree
- The 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 Society
KHCP-Medical room in the Nyingma-Gumpa (hostage for 3000 Kagyü buddhists)
- Buying huge amount of medicaments at diverse pharmacies
- general checkups
- patients waiting at our clinic room
- TTM Tibetan Medicine
- skin treatments
Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, gave a Chenresig empowerment at Karma Temple, Bodh Gaya, more than 3000 practitioner attended it.
Final day of the Monlam (Flower offering)
On the final day of the 2019 Kagyu Monlam, Karmapa presided over aspiration prayers for the benefit of all sentient beings, before finishing the Monlam with the flower offerings.
KHCP-Meeting with Gyalwa Karmapa
- KHCP-team meets H.H.Karmapa...
- ...KHCP-team group selfie...
- In the evening the final dinner with all KHCP helpers from East and West (part of the group)
The next Monlam medical camp in Bodhgaya probably will take place in Dec. 2020 (not yet confirmed).
Doctors, nurses, physio therapists, professional photographer and other volunteers can get in touch with us via email
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.
the project is looking for donors (for medicine).
Account holder: KHCP e.V.