3 days Wellbeing programme with the tibetan team from Bangalore, the 5.Tibetan Medical Camp at Sylviander House and the 46th in Kerala.
The special feature this time: The 5th anniversary Wellbeing programme in Kerala!
Friendsoftibet founder Sethu Das and campaigner Eswar Anandan have arrived already a day before, bringing organic rice and organic vegetables for our meals.
Early morning Eswar as usual has to get up to welcome the tibetan team at the railway station of Alappuzha.
This time the team is:
Dr. Dorjee Rapten Neshar
Dr. Tamdin Sangmo
The weather is mixed. After short rains the sun is shining from a deep blue sky.
And another visitor has arrived this morning, a Krishna Eagle is sitting on a branch of a cashew nut tree in the garden.
After the prayers in Dr. Dorjee‘s room consultation starts punctually. Patients have arrived already much earlier.
For those patients who not speak english, Alexander, Sethu, Eswar will translate …
… as always some campaigners are coming from Palakkad to help with translation and coordinating the patients.
The tibetan medicines need a lot of space, placed inside the entrance room and on the verandah.
Alexander shows Sethu the long silks of a spider who started an amazing installation in our garden, spinning its silk around 20 meter long from the cashew nut tree to the teak wood tree and to the kashampulli trees beside the pond …
As always, Lilama is active in the kitchen for preparing the meals. She enjoys the Wellbeing Camp a lot.
Meanwhile it feels like being a big family, when sitting in the kitchen for the meals and the morning and afternoon tea with tiffins, prepared from Varghese, our brother in law.
During one of these tea breaks Dr. Dojee performs a malayalam song for us …
Patients of all ages are consulting the tibetan doctors with different kind of diseases as chronic complaints, cancer …
Most of them are coming regularly, many from far away …
Sonam is the cashier, Yeshi and Dhonden count and pack the medicines.
In between, Alexander, Eswar, Sethu are doing a kind of office work, keeping the timetable without long gaps or patients waiting is their topic.
Surprisingly many young people suffer high cholesterol which shows the hidden stress of modern life in Kerala …
Dr. Dorjee takes his time to discuss with the patients the probable reasons for being sick …
… and besides the tibetan medicine he suggests changes of the diet.
It is fascinating, how he reads or rather hears the character of the pulse to understand, what is in disharmony.
The 3 days passing to fast. Already friday again. After all packing is done, sitting in the cool shadow of the verandah and relax and talk until the rickshaws arrive to bring the tibetan team to the railway station around sunset.
And this time we – the girls! – have so much joy with Lilly, one of the 3 new kittens in our Sylviander House.
Thanks and pinnekanam … we are looking forward to the next camp.
Next WB Camp will be in November 2015 – please register: www.friendsoftibet.org
Photographs by Sylvie Bantle and Dr. Tamdin Sangmo