M E N -T S E E - K H A N G (Tibetan Medical & Astro. Institute of H.H. the Dalai lama)
October - December 2013
COURSES / WORKSHOPS Tibetan medicine course in English to the Arab Group A 5 day basic course and 10 days advanced course for the Arab Group started from 12 Oct, 2013. There were 25 participants for the five days basic course (12-16 Oct) and 18 participants for the ten days advanced course (17-24 Oct). The topics included a brief history of Tibetan medicine, an introduction to Gyue-shi; lifestyle regimen, diet and nutrition, diagnostic techniques in Tibetan medicine; the relationship between Tibetan medicine and Tibetan astrology; the relationship between Tibetan medicine and Tibetan Buddhism; the ethical conduct of a physician according to Tibetan medicine; an introduction to Tibetan materia
His Holiness the Dalai Lama gives an audience to the 40 French doctors on 5 Nov, 2013
medica; management and treatment of loong, tripa & baekan disorder, causes, conditions and classification of cancer; pulse diagnoses and urine analysis, practice of compassion & loving kindness, and mild therapies in Tibetan CONTENTS medicine; the role of Tibetan Courses on Tibetan medicine Pg: 1 astrology in Tibetan medical Outreach programmes Pg: 3 practice etc.
Exhibitions, Festivals Research on hypertension
Collaboration with Max Ventures
There were four sessions in a day of one and a half hour each. 13 doctors and an astrologer were the speakers for
both the courses. The participants were from Arab countries of Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar and Bahrain. Tibetan medicine course in English to CERA Group A group of 40 French Doctors, physiotherapist, podiatrists and health professionals visited MenTsee-Khang from 1-12 Nov, 2013 to discover the techniques of massage and craniopathy in Tibetan medicine and share their experiences as well. CERA (Centre dâ€™Eetude Reflexotherapiques dâ€™Atlantique) is a research and education center for physicians, physiotherapists, chiropodists, speech therapists, dentists, surgeons and orthotists and has more than 1,250 members.
Editor Ms. Kalsang Dechen email@example.com Assistant editor Mr. Tseten Dorjee Mailing co-ordinator Ms. Dolma Tsering This is the official newsletter of Men-Tsee-Khang (Tibetan Medical & Astro. Institute). Gangchen Kyishong, Dharamsalaâ€”176215, INDIA. It is published and distributed free of cost. However, we request donations to cover expenses. To make donations, please contact: Mailing Coordinator Men-Tsee-Khang Gangchen Kyishong Dharamsala - 176215. INDIA.
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A six day course offering an introduction to Tibetan medicine; health and disease, diagnostic techniques, management of nervous disorders, relationship between Tibetan medicine and Tibetan Buddhism, management of rlung disorders, massage tips, cupping and tsuk therapy and compression therapies relating to Tibetan system of medicine was presented to the visiting group. Around 15 sessions of one and a half hour each were provided by 10 resource people who were traditional Tibetan doctors from the Institute. The group had an audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama on
This institute does not encourage the use of mail consultation for those who have access to a Tibetan doctor graduated from Men-Tsee-Khang. Therefore we would recommend patients seek help directly from a properly trained medical doctor who uses the traditional Tibetan diagnostic procedures like reading the patientâ€™s pulse, urine analysis and interrogations. Owing to numerous suggestions and input received over the years from patients who hold strong trust and belief in our medical system and insist that this system remains the last hope of their recovery, we feel the necessity and responsibility to provide a mail consultation facility to fulfill their wishes. It is very necessary to provide us with the following information: Your name (in capital) Gender Age Clear Address Case History and treatments As and when the above information is received, senior doctors will review the personal case. Thereafter, a reply will be sent to the individual patient informing the recommendations of the physician. If pills are prescribed then remedies will be sent after the receipt of the payment through the postal system either by Registered parcel, Courier, Speed Post or what ever kind of post facility is applicable to that particular region or country. Contact:
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5 Nov and the Chairman of CERA Dr. Philip Bazire expressed appreciation on behalf of the group for the precious moment. His Holiness the Dalai Lama welcomed the group and was pleased to learn about the exchange programme between CERA and Men-Tsee-Khang. He said that it was a good idea for the French doctors and Tibetan doctors to work together for future collaborations on research between the traditional Tibetan system of medicine and the CERA group. Dr. Philip Bazire, president of CERA gave two sessions on cranial reflexology according to the Western system of medicine to the College students and lecturers.
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EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES Course on Mental factors and meditation, Mundgod The Body, Mind and Life Department, Men-Tsee-Khang and Drepung Gomang Monastery, jointly organized a month long course on mental factors and meditation (Sept 3 to Oct 3, 2013) according to Buddhist philosophy at Mundgod in South India to around 20 Men-TseeKhang doctors and astrologers. The three resource masters were Geshe Tenpa Phakchoe, Geshe Tenzin Choephel, and Geshe Jigme Gyatso. In the afternoons, the participants divided into groups and had dialogue sessions on the subjects taught in the morning. The concluding function
News was held on 4 Oct in the presence of Drepung Tsokchen Tripa, the Ven. Lobsang Tenpa, Mr. Shanthkumar Desai, private secretary to the Opp. Party Chief Whip, Karnataka Legislative Council, resource masters and the attendees. Men-Tsee-Khang would like to thank Drepung Gomang Monastery for providing free accommodation and food, and a class room during the month long course. Menrampa Chungwa Degree Course The 12th batch Menpa Kachupa doctors attended the Menrampa Chungwa Promotional Degree course for a month from 1 Oct, 2013. The lecturers were: Dr. Tsering Thakchoe Drungtso, secretary High Level Medical & Astro. Council; Dr. Pema Dorjee, former Advisor MenTsee-Khang (retired); Dr. Tenzin Lhadon, visiting physician to His Holiness the Dalai Lama; and Dr. Tenpa Choephel, principal MenTsee-Khang College. There were four sessions in a day and 20 doctors attended. The doctors graduated from Men-TseeKhang most of whom are serving in the Institute with some from Ladakh and Mongolia. Workshop on Intellectual Property Law A two day workshop on “Intellectual Property Law” was given by Ms. Leila Mamoni from France from 1-3 Oct, 2013 at Men-Tsee-Khang conference hall. The transmission and protection of knowledge is a universal perspective regardless of sharing knowledge and know how. However the access and transmission of knowledge depends on social and cultural factors. Ms. Leila Mamoni spoke about the Men-Tsee-Khang
Oct-Dec 2013 history of how the Intellectual Property Law came into existence, what is property? types of property, and what is law? She also covered topics including patents, copyrights, trademarks, bio piracy etc. There were 15 attendees including doctors and administrative staff. She is a cultural anthropologist and graduated in Intellectual Property Rights Management (IPRs). OUTREACH PROGRAMMES USA Dr. Yeshi Dorjee, chief resident doctor Mcleod Ganj branch clinic visited California, Florida, New York and Minnesota in USA from Sept 5 to 5 Nov, 2013. The doctor was assisted by Mr. Tenzin Jigme, US coordinator and astrologer Tenzin Sherab. The Gyuto Vajrayana Center in San Jose, organized the tour for Men-TseeKhang from 6-16 Sept. During their stay there, the doctor provided health consultations according to the traditional Tibetan system of healing to 55 people and the astrologer gave oral consultations to 39 interested attendees. At TANC (Tibetan Association of Northern California), from 20 Sept, the doctor gave pulse diagnosis to 18 interested people and 7 people received astrological consultation. Mr. Kunchok, president of TANC, and his team assisted the doctor and astrologer during the four day visit to Northern California. Gyuto Vajrayana Center provided free accommodation for more than a month during the doctor’s stay in California from Sept 6 - 7 Oct. The next visit was Master Chufei Tsai, in Miami, Florida November. Here, attended the Miami
organized by Zen Villlage from 11-21 the doctor International
Integrative Health Symposium and Well Being Expo held from 12-13 Oct. During the Symposium experts from the medical fields of ayurveda, Chinese medicine, homeopathy and Tibetan medicine shared their clinical experiences on the treatment of mental illness, chronic diseases, addiction, heart disease and stress related disease. The guest speakers were Dr. Geetha Krishnan, Medanta Hospital (ayurveda), Dr. Jorge Bordenave, FIU, Larkin Hospital (Integrative cardiology). Dr. Herman Vega, Total Rehab services (homeopathy) and Dr. Yeshi Dorjee, Men-Tsee-Khang (Tibetan medicine). Dr. Yeshi Dorjee gave a presentation on the relationship between mind and body and mental health in Tibetan medicine, mental illness and stress related disease during the Expo. The doctor also gave health consultations to 38 people interested in the traditional Tibetan system of diagnosis. The tour in New York from 25-31 Oct was arranged by former MenTsee-Khang employees Dr. Choeying Phuntsok, Dr. Dawa, Dr. Tenzin Dakpa and astrologer Tenzin Paksam. Around 40 people received health diagnosis according to the traditional Tibetan system of healing and gave a health talk at Tibet House, New York on the topics ageing in a healthy way in Tibetan medicine, and a Tibetan medical approach to mental health. From 1-5 Nov, the doctor visited Minnesota and the tour was arranged by Mr. Gyalpo Tsering assisted by Mr. Thupten. During the five days, health consultations were provided to 55 people and a lecture on an introduction to Tibetan medicine was given at the Tibetan Community Center which was attended by 40 Tibetans. 3
News Manila, Philippines Dr. Dorjee Rabten Neshar, chief resident doctor of Bangalore branch clinic and Mr. Tsering Phuntsok, registrar of Men-Tsee-Khang visited Philippines from 7-22 Nov, 2013. The outreach tour was organized by
Mr. Alex and his brother. On 8 Nov the doctor gave a workshop on the diagnostic system and urine analysis of Tibetan medicine to around 10 health professionals. On 12 Nov at the Rotary Club China Town around 40 influential people attended the doctorâ€™s presentation on an introduction to Tibetan medicine and cancer care. A presentation on the art of health and happiness was given by Dr. Dorjee at Tao Multinational Company which was attended by 45 people. At the Healthdev Integrative Laboratory & Dental Clinic a talk on urine analysis and workshop on diagnostic system was attended by around 20 health professionals. 45 officials of the Manila Coast Guard attended the presentation on the essentials of Tibetan medicine and cancer care management. At the Bikram Yoga Club the doctor gave a talk on the essence of Tibetan medicine and self healing techniques to 15 people. The team also visited the University De Manila, College of Social Sciences and Anthropology. Men-Tsee-Khang
Oct-Dec 2013 Besides workshops and presentation the doctor gave health consultations according to the traditional Tibetan system of health care to a total of 96 people. The most common health problems faced were: stomach and liver problems, indigestion, fatty liver, diabetes, hypertension, and heart related disorders. The team met former Health Minister, Dr. Mrs. Madeleine and Dr. Merce Tuano, Administrator Health Department and Dr. Michael Tan, Dean of the University De Manila, College of Social Science and Anthropology
The tour in Vienna, Austria was organized by the Tibetan community from 1-12 Nov. Dr. Tsultrim Kalsang gave presentations on traditional Tibetan medicine, past and present and astrologer Mrs. Tsering Choezom spoke on the role of the Tibetan science of astrology in the modern world at the Vienna University on 4 Nov. Around 40 people attended the talk given by the doctor and the astrologer. The doctor gave health consultations to 22 interested people and 4 people received oral astrological consultations.
Europe Mrs. Tsering Choezom, senior astrologer (head of Astrology Department) accompanied by Dr. Tsultrim Kalsang (deputy head of Materia Medica Department), and Mrs. Dolma Tsering (administrative staff) visited the Czech & Slovak Republic, Austria, France and Germany from Oct 21 to 4 Dec, 2013.
The team visited France from 15 Nov for 5 days and the tour was organized by Dagpo Rinpocheâ€™s Center. At the center, the doctor spoke on traditional Tibetan medicine, past and present and the senior astrologer gave a talk on the
The team visited the Czech & Slovak Republic from 24 Oct for 6 days. The organizer of the tour was Mr. Lukas Chmelik, Center of Tibetan Medicine. During the stay, Dr. Tsultrim Kalsang provided traditional Tibetan health care service to 64 interested people and 34 people received traditional Tibetan astrological consultation. An introductory talk on Tibetan medicine and Tibetan astrology was given.
On 11 Nov at the Austrian Academy of Sciences the doctor spoke on the conservation of Tibetan medicinal plants and their cultivation and around 35 people attended the lecture.
introduction to traditional Tibetan astro. science in the modern world. About 150 people attended the talks on Tibetan medicine and astrology on 16 Nov. Around 39 people received health consultation according to the traditional Tibetan system of health 4
News care and oral astrology consultations were given to 25 people. On 17 Nov at the Paris University about 350 people attended a lecture on traditional Tibetan medicine, past and present by Dr. Tsultrim Kalsang and the role of Tibetan science of astrology in the modern world by Mrs. Tsering Choezom. In Freiburg, Germany Tibetan medicine conference was held from 22-24 Nov and about 40 people participated in the seminar. The doctor gave presentations on seven topics ranging from the body, psyche, awareness–link in traditional Tibetan medicine to indigestion: the root cause of all internal disorders; diabetes, and chronic pain syndromes in Tibetan medicine: its causes, diagnosis and therapy; and external therapies with rLung disturbances while the astrologer spoke on the role of Tibetan astrology in relation to our health and how they help in our daily life problems. Men-Tsee-Khang would like to thank all the organizers and supporters of the USA, Manila and the Europe outreach tour. EXHIBITIONS/ MEDICAL CAMPS/ FESTIVALS Sancheong World Traditional Medicine Fair and Festival, Korea The Sancheong World Traditional Medicine Fair & Festival is the world’s first fair dedicated to traditional medicine, a place for the exchange of information on, and products for, enhancing human health. It celebrated the 400th anniversary of the Donguibogam publication (Principles and Practice of Eastern Medicine; an encyclopedia of Oriental Medicine by Heo Jun published in 1613) and its inclusion in UNESCO’s memory of the world programme. Men-Tsee-Khang
Oct-Dec 2013 A two member team from MenTsee-Khang, led by Dr. Tenzin Bhaye (visiting physician to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and deputy head of the Pharmacy Department) and astrologer Kunga Dhondup (Astrology Department) took part in the festival in Korea. The event took place at Donguibogam
Village and Korean Traditional Medicine Town in Sancheonggun District, Gyeongsangnam-do Province. The “Sancheong World Traditional Fair and Festival” started on 6 Sept and continued for 45 days. The Prime Minister of South Korea, Central Health Minister and Sancheong Governor visited the fair. 21 countries participated, including India, Thailand, China, Sri Lanka, Korea etc. During the expo, people of all walks of life attended the exhibitions to experience the traditional systems of healing from the various countries. Dr. Tenzin Bhaye gave health consultations to around 2,000 people and astrologer Kunga Dhondup provided astrological consultations to around 500 people during the expo. Initially the organizers expected 1.7 million people to visit, but the final head count, during the 45 days, crossed 2.1 million people. The event was covered by Korean national television channels, newspapers and other media.
The team then visited Seoul. This was organized by Mr. Chongwol. Dr. Tenzin Bhaye presented a talk on an introduction to Tibetan medicine at KIOM (Korea International Oriental Medicine) University on 30 Oct. The doctor and the astrologer also provided health and astrological consultations. M e n - Ts e e - K h a n g would like to thank the organizers of Sancheong World Traditional Medicine Fair and Festival, Mr. Chongwol and the Pundarika Center for their support and KIOM University for hosting the MenTsee-Khang lecture. Dharamsala Men-Tsee-Khang held a medical camp at Tsuklag Khang (main temple) from 4-6 Oct, 2013 after the completion of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s three and a half-day teaching to the Taiwanese group. The team included three doctors, two astrologers and six staff members. Health service was provided to 166 patients, external therapies to 11 people, and 19 people received oral astrology consultation. Among the total health care provided, 52 patients were given free health service. Himalayan Festival, Shimla The Himalayan Festival commenced on 23 Nov, 2013 in Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh. The festival was jointly organized by the Department of Tourism, Himachal State Government and the Department of Home of the Central Tibetan Administration. It was aimed at promoting friendship and cultural understanding among 5
News peoples especially those living in the Himalayan regions. Men-TseeKhang also took part in the festival by setting up a health clinic, an exhibition on Tibetan medicine and a display of herbal products, books etc. The team was led by Dr. Tsewang Tamdin, visiting physician to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and chairman of High Level Medical and Astro. Council, included one doctor and 4 staff from Men-TseeKhang, Dharamsala, as well as the doctor and staff from Shimla branch clinic. Mr. Tenzin Dorjee, special tasks director coordinated with the organizers of the Himalayan festival for the Men-Tsee-Khang team. The festival was graced by the presence of the Honorable Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Mr. Virbhadra Singh. The Chief Minister and Sikyong Lobsang Sangye visited the exhibition displayed by all the participants. During the one day festival, charitable health care service was provided to 225 people amounting to Rs. 15,430.72/-. Around 1,200 people visited the exhibition on Tibetan medicine and astrology. RESEARCH Tibetan Medicine Found Effective and Safe in the Treatment of Essential Hypertension Tibetan medicine proved safe and effective for treating high blood pressure or essential hypertension, a silent and sometimes fatal disease, in a recently published research report. In response to a survey indicating a high prevalence of hypertension in the Tibetan community, the Men-Tsee-Khang Research and Development Department conducted a six months’ duration open-label, single-centre, non-randomized comparative study (2009-2010), involving four selected Tibetan hypertension medicines. A Men-Tsee-Khang
Oct-Dec 2013 total of 150 hypertensive patients (BP>125/85 and <160/100 mm/Hg) were divided into two groups, the treatment group and controls. Both groups received dietary modification and lifestyle counseling. The treatment group received the four specific hypertension formulas, whereas the controls were given Tibetan medicines other than specific hypertension treatment. On comparison of the groups at 3 and 6 months of treatment, the average percent reduction in systolic blood pressure (SBP) was found to be similar. At the 3-month visit, the average percent drop in diastolic blood pressure (DBP) was greater in the treatment group (3.7% ±1.0) than in controls (1.4%±10.8). At 6 months, average DBP had increased somewhat in both groups, but the rise was significantly less pronounced in the treatment group (p=0.0035), indicating the effectiveness of the Tibetan formulas in maintaining a healthier blood pressure. The absence of adverse effects over the study period showed that Tibetan medicines are safe for the treatment of this condition. Furthermore, the results pointed out the importance of dietary and lifestyle changes along with medication when treating hypertension. The detailed findings of this study were recently published in STM Research and Reviews-Journal of Medicine, Vol 3, no. 3, 2013. COLLABORATION Men-Tsee-Khang and Max Ventures In order to incorporate the entire alternative healing energies for wellbeing, Tibetan healing was one of the areas of interest for the Max Ventures. The traditional Tibetan system provides a holistic approach taking into consideration physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing which is also the vision
of Max Ventures. Collaboration between the two organizations was realized in July 2013 and Men-TseeKhang deputed a doctor to Vana, Malsi Estate Rereat, Dehradun: which is an undertaking and a sister concern of Max Ventures, New Delhi. In September 4 therapist were also deputed to the Vana Retreat as part of the collaboration venture. RITUALS MTK performs a ritual to appease Earth-Lords (Sa-bDag ‘Khrug bCos) More than a hundred staff, wagers and the students of Men-TseeKhang performed an important ritual to appease the Earth-Lords on 6th November 2013, at Triund, a mountain top, belonging to the beautiful Dhauladhar range. His Eminence Dzogchen Ganor Rinpoche bestowed the initiation and empowerment of this ritual to the staff and students of Men-TseeKhang during the spring of that year. Sa-Dak are the spirits that surround and protect a particular place, the lords of that land - the Earth Lords. This age-old tradition of appeasing the Earth-Lords dates back many hundreds of years. The ritual implies seeking permission to use the local resource and pledging to maintain its harmony: thereby preserving the purity of soil, rich flora, and protection from natural calamity. The ritual attendees started their journey at 3:00 o’clock in the morning from Men-Tsee-Khang and walked uphill, taking nearly four hours to reach the mountain top. At around 9:30, the congregation gathered with the members of the organizing committee who had already prepared the preliminary setting of the ritual alter with ritual cakes, assorted offerings etc. and melodious chants to the harmonious 6
South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won during his visit to the 2013 Sancheong “World Traditional Medicine Exhibition” Courtesy: Yonhar News
Honorable Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Mr. Virbhadra Singh and Sikyong Lobsang Sangye during the Himalayan Festival at Shimla.
sounds of cymbals, bells and trumpets. The whole ritual proceeding took nearly three and a half hours and concluded with the incense ritual to hail the spirits of the place and pray for the well being of all sentient beings.
DIRECTOR’S TOUR From 3rd to 11th October, our Director was in Delhi where he had a detailed meeting with the Secretary and the Joint Secretary of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy).
ANNOUNCEMENT Men-Tsee-Khang has 57 branch clinics all over India and provides traditional Tibetan system of health care to the Tibetan refugee communities and the local Indians. The future projects of the Institute are setting up branch clinics in Chandigarh, Jaipur, Patna and Guwahati.
He attended the Oktoberfest at the German Ambassador’s Residence on October 3 and also attended the 3-day Global Spa and Wellness Summit (5-7 Oct)
Donations for Centenary Celebrations (March 23, 2016 - March 23, 2017)
Dr. Lobsang Soepa Dr. Tenzin Thaye MTK staff/Wagers (from July - Dec, 2013)
111,111.00 10,807.00 1,522,421.30
Staff Children Scholarship
Medical France Tibet Association Gabriele Strehlau & Frank Ebert Lokhnina Elena Ingela Isaksson Anne Brunila Inter Educare E.V
Germany Russia Sweden Finland Germany
23,084.00 28,420.00 40,996.00 28,407.00 160,238.00
Donations received through branch clinics
Ravindra Nivruthy Salve Navi Mumbai Rozy Chacko Navi Mumbai Milan Maheshwari Navi Mumbai Chetan Maheshwari Navi Mumbai Amruti Bai Momaya Navi Mumbai Jaya Maheshwari’s friend Navi Mumbai Russian group, Kempsinki Nizamuddin
10,000.00 10,000.00 25,000.00 5,000.00 1,000.00 1,000.00 22,805.00
German Ambassador Mr. Michael Steiner welcomes Men-Tsee-Khang Director
at which His Holiness the Dalai Lama was the key note speaker on the second day. On 10 Oct, he attended the lecture at the India International Centre in memory of Dr. Tenzin Choedrak (late Senior Personal Physician to His Holiness the Dalai Lama) delivered by Dr (Mrs.) Jamyang Dolma, Head of our Research & Development Department. From November 24 to December 6, our Director made a tour of Panipat, Delhi, Itanagar, Bomdila, Tawang and Guwahati to meet and greet our staff, and offer words of encouragements. In Itanagar, capital of Arunachal Pradesh, he met individually, the Honorable Health Minister, Chief Secretary, Health Secretary, Director of Health and Family Welfare, and Director of AYUSH.
Donations received from October to December, 2013 Donations Delhi Medical Camp India 6,643.00 Outreach tour to Europe Europe 11,159.00 Nizamuddin branch clinic India 1,815.00 Tenzin Khakyab USA 1,500.00 Being & Doing Denmark 10,000.00 Outreach Program at Tsukla Khang India 1,064.00 Ahmed Shaaban Mohammed, Cairo Egypt 5,100.00 Wilga Manna Megeje, Itanagar India 895.00 MTK Museum, Dharamsala India 11,555.00 Gulshan, Ajmer,Rajasthan India 5,100.00 Prayer Committee India 1,390.00 Ladakh Kalachakra 2014 Ebipharm Kirchlindach* USA 61,750.00 Drogerie Roth Meilen* USA 6,175.00 Guido Jeker Schlieren* USA 6,175.00 Cizen Bern* USA 6,175.00 Rausch AG Kreuzlingen* USA 6,175.00 Sonnenkorn Huttinger Thun* USA 6,175.00
(Tibetan Medical & Astro. Institute) Gangchen Kyishong Dharamsala - 176 215 Distt. Kangra, H.P. India
Drogerie Kammermann Nidau*
USA USA USA Phytomed AG Hasle Ruegsau* USA Herboristeria Ebikon* USA R+G Oberholzer Baretswil* USA V.Marbacher Duillier* USA Nick Funk Bern* USA Family Gogniat* Swiss M.Laubscher Orpund* USA Silvia Friedlin Zurich* Bruno Buchta Belp*
6,175.00 6,175.00 6,175.00 30,875.00 6,175.00 6,175.00 3,087.00 4,631.00 3,088.00 3,088.00
(Donations marked * received through Dr. Dawa Ridak, USA)
Scholarship D.V Diego & Friends from UNIFESP, Sao Paulo Brazil 55,125.00 Ivan Pericoli France 59,724.00 Benoit Asteir de Villatte France 29,033.00 Stipend for retired staff Anne & Craig Gardner Australia
Medical & Astro. Students Initiative (MASI) Fund CERA Group of doctors France 7,975.00