- For Sick or Dying
A home where destitute seniors and impoverished children live together has literally transformed the lives of both age groups. The home is the Jamgon Kongtrul III Memorial Home for the Destitute Elderly in Darjeeling, India. Although the Home was initially built for the elders, it eventually began to take in impoverished children who had no means of support. This created an inter-generational community “Home.”
In September 2011, Dr. Ara Bagdassarian (Gaurish), along with photographer Haik Kocharian, spent 8 days in Nepal providing chiropractic service within the confines of Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries and Nunneries. This trip was a geographically new venture into a conceptually older project: Mission Yatra.
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.
With the intention to remove obstacles for H.H. Karmapa, the Kagyu linage, and Dharma in general and with a wish for teachers’ long life and for all beings to have good conditions to live and practice Dharma, the group in San Sebastián performed a life release practice on April 17, 2011.
In rural Nepal, the life expectancy of a “functionally blind”1 person is estimated at about 3 years according to the London Vision Clinic Foundation. This places a blind person in a desperate situation. They are eventually isolated, neglected and die a lonely death. To prevent this from happening, Rigpe Dorje Foundation developed its Gift of Sight program to fund mobile eye surgery camps and medical care expressly for them.
Two LifeRelease events were performed in December 2010 in China and Taiwan on behalf of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra for the long life of His Holiness Karmapa, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche, Khenchen Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, and other teachers.
Led by Nancy Phillips and assisted by Leslie Sutton, a small group of practitioners released 46 eels into East Greenwich Bay in RI.
Members of Hartford KTC and Tara Shedrup performed a joint LifeRelease on September 11th, during Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s teaching weekend.
Browse slideshows from selected LifeRelease projects arranged chronologically.