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AWAM Dharma Hospital sign

SUFFICIENT FUNDS HAVE BEEN RAISED FOR THE 'AWAM DHARMA HOSPITAL' IN TIBET!

THANK YOU LETTER FROM KHENCHEN LAMA RINPOCHE:

Dear friends,

I am very happy to share the joyous news that sufficient funds have been raised to purchase the house in eastern Tibet which will serve as a hospital for orphans in my orphanage, elders and the local community. Thank you so much for all the help and generosity you have provided for this valuable project. The local people in this region have very limited transportation means and would often spend long hours, even days riding a horse or carrying a sick child on their back in order to get medical help. The new hospital will significantly improve their access to medical treatment and reduce their suffering.
AWAM Dharma Hospital doctors, nurses and orphansI had the idea about the hospital for a while, but without your generosity it was like a grass without the rain. Your help was needed for this opportunity to come to fruition. I have given the new hospital the name AWAM Dharma Hospital. This name represents the union of compassion and wisdom manifested in your actions which resulted in the establishment of the hospital and which will guide its functioning.

The house sale has been finalized and remodeling work preparing the house for use as a hospital is now finished. This included repainting of the rooms and the fence around the property, landscaping of a small garden, and preparation of some rooms of the house for storage of medicines. The hospital is now fully functioning with two Tibetan doctors and 3 nurses. The activities of the hospital started with an opening ceremony on August 12 which involved extensive medicine Buddha meditations and was attended by 21 lamas and close to 200 local people.

AWAM Dharma Hospital Pharmacy I rejoice in all the good karma that resulted from this project, both for people in Tibet who will benefit from it for years to come and for those who contributed to it in any way. I will keep you informed about the latest developments with the hospital. I am very grateful for all your help with this project.

Dharma blessings,

Khenchen Lama Rinpoche