A message from the Raktrul Foundation:
37 Pinewood Lane
Red Hook, NY 12571
Under the direction of Bardor Tulku Rinpoche, teams of volunteers assemble from all over the world and come together for missions to benefit villages in impoverished and remote areas of Eastern Tibet. We focus on the area around Rinpoche’s monastery, near the city of Nangchen in the county of Yushu.
We are very, very pleased to announce our 2011 Mission to Tibet was a great success. We were able to treat over 2,000 people providing a variety of heath care services. Villagers received acupuncture from team leader Kirk Moulton, medical exams and care from team doctor Illya Szilak, MD. Items many of us take for granted, such as aspirin and antibiotics, are now on hand!
Hannah Karlin, DMD, provided dental care, and taught some monks and nuns dental treatment techniques. Thanks to Dr. Karlin, a mobile dental clinic remains to benefit the villages! Children were provided school uniforms, and sunglasses were once again dispensed to those without.
The Foundation was able to provide 55 portable solar power generators to Tibetan nomads, enabling them to have electricity, light, and the ability to charge cell phone batteries – thus to stay in touch while in remote areas. A 1000-watt solar system was installed in retreat building at Raktrul monastery, and a second 500-watt system will be installed in a new community hall that Lama Tashi Topgyal (Lama Tratop) is building in Lindro, a village near Raktrul Monastery.
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