Saturday 24 November 2018

Impressions of 65th Wellbeing Tibetan Medical Camp, October 31 – November 2, 2018 at Centre for Social & Political Art (CSPA) at Sylviander House

Happy faces of the team on this 65th Wellbeing Camp, Sonam, Lekshey, Sanju, Yeshi. 
Lekshey Choetso is the assistant doctor of Dr. Dorjee for this camp and she is the first time part of the team at the Sylviander House.

Sanju is a regular volunteer, who has come many times to help with translations and with coordinating the patients’ consultations.

Very rarely Eldtho can manage to join the Wellbeing Camp, but this time he could. He is a very important campaigner for Friends of Tibet and his work for each Wellbeing Camp is irreplaceable, since he is preparing all the logistic work of the time scheduling for the patients’ consultations.  

Of course he takes the chance to get his pulse checked by Dr. Dorjee with some good advices and medicines. 

As often, Suresh and Sethu are busy with briefings in my stitching room, which then during the camp turns into Sethu’s office room. 

Sometimes Dr. Dorjee will join for a chat after the short tea breaks …

… and when there is a gap in the schedule who ever has time will just relax, sit together and have a talk!

Nobody told men should have lunch separate from women! 

It just happened! And it seems, everybody is enjoying it! 

While the two foreign women – from Canada and Germany – enjoy there time on the verandah, the team goes back to there duty …

Suresh gives briefings to interested patients about holistic healing in my stitching room …

… and in the entrance hall Sethu helps a patient with some advices, Sonam is doing the bills, Lekshey sometimes has to replace or add a medicine in a patient’s book, Yeshi puts the ordered pills together … 

One evening, Suresh and Sethu sit together with Dr. Dorjee, who will be interviewed by Suresh about Tibetan Medicine for the report. 

Suresh writes pages over pages …

… and he has too many questions, which Dr. Dorjee answers patiently … 

The report of the 65th Wellbeing Camp (October/November 2018) is in progress – please see:

– Photographs by Sylvie Bantle and Sethu Das –

The 66th Wellbeing Tibetan Medical Camp organised jointly by ‘Friends of Tibet Foundation for the Wellbeing’ and ‘Men-Tsee-Khang’, the Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute of His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be held in January 2018 (Wed-Fri). The venue for the medical camp is Centre for Social & Political Art (CSPA), Sylviander Land, Chettikad Beach Road, Alappuzha, Kerala, India.
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