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His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

Karmapa Healthcare Project treats 3,000 people at Kagyu Monlam

January 23, 2015

The Karmapa Healthcare Project provided medical treatments for free to more than 3,000 people in Bodh Gaya during the Kagyu Monlam. Volunteers from seven different countries treated participants in the Monlam as well as people from the local area. The state of Bihar, where Bodh Gaya is located, is one of the poorest in India.

The Karmapa Healthcare Project is a non-profit organisation which provides healthcare workshops and medical training as well as medicine, equipment, and medical services. A total of forty general practitioners, dentists, physiotherapists, practitioners of Tibetan medicine, acupuncturists, nurses, assistants, organisers and helpers volunteered their services. To volunteer or to find out more, see karmapa-healthcare.org.