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M E N -T S E E - K H A N G (Tibetan Medical & Astro. Institute of H.H. the Dalai lama)



January 2014

OUTREACH PROGRAMME Bylakuppe, South India Men-Tsee-Khang held an outreach programme during His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teachings on the 18 Great Stages of the Path (Lam Rim) at Sera Monastery from 25 December, 2013 to 3 January, 2014. The branch clinics in South India, Bylakuppe and Seramey participated at the Sera Jhe main temple area to provide public health service to the 1000’s of pilgrims who came for the teachings. Dr. Tenzin Bhaye (visiting physician to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and deputy head of Pharmacy department) and Dr. Choeden from Dharamsala, including three doctors (Dr. Passang Dhondup, Dr. Tenzin Woser, Dr. Kunga Dechen) and 7 staff (Ngawang Lhamo, Phurbu Dolma, Tsering Dickyi, Chungdak, Yangchen Dolma, Penpa Lhamo, Tenzin Namdol) from both

Students particiapting during the month long workshop on mind and mental factors at Mundgod, South India

the clinics attended the event. During the 10 days programme, the doctors provided traditional

Tibetan health care to over 7000 interested people and amongst them a total of 2,611 patients received free health care amounting to Rs. 198,169.00 COURSES/WORKSHOPS Mundgod, South India A one-month workshop on mind & mental factors and meditative practices was held at Drepung Gomang Monastic University in Mundgod, Karnataka State from 21 January to 20 February, 2014.

The workshop was by the Body, Mind Department for the of Tibetan Medical College.

organised and Life students & Astro.

A total number of 33 students registered for the workshop from which 16 students were selected for the course, out of which fifteen were medical students and one was an astrology student.

There were six sessions in a day

of one hour in duration facilitated by Drepung Tripa Lobsang T e n p a , Geshe Tenpa Phakchoe, Geshe Tenzin Choephel, and Geshe Jigme Gyatso. The seriousness and

enthusiasmshown by the students in this workshop i m p re s s e d the teachers and they w e r e happy to share their knowledge.

On 19 February, the students appeared for oral and written examinations on what they had learnt during the monthlong workshop. The closing ceremony was held on 20 February with Geshe Yonten Damchoe, the abbot of Drepung G o m a n g Monastery as the chief guest. The overall feedback of the

students was highly satisfactory, with students scoring maximum of 96.40% and minimum of 72%. Men-Tsee-Khang would like to thank Drepung Gomang Monastic University for their support and assistance. This workshop was headed by Geshe Tenpa Tashi (head of Body Mind Life Department) with assistant Mrs. Sonam Yangdon, office secretary of the department and Mr. Shonu from Men-Tsee-Khang.

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