The second day of the 3rd International Drikung Kagyu Council began at 9:00 am at Songtsen Library on 14th February 2019.
The first session of the day was chaired by Khenpo Namgak from the Phyang monastery and discussed different issues and especially focused on fundraising to run the International Drikung Kagyu Council systematically for fulfilling its aims and objectives. Helping the meditation centers in the West and the monasteries and temples in Tibet and Himalaya when they face difficulties in financial and fiscal matters was also discussed. The 3rd and 4th session was chaired by Drubpon Kunzang and Ven. Konchok Dondup from the Rinchen Ling monastery in Nepal and discussed how to organize conferences and seminars by inviting seniors khenpos, drupons, and monks of the Drikung Kagyu.
The newly elected executive members of the International Drikung Kagyu Council
- Lopon Dawa Dhondup (Singapore)
- Ven. Konchok Dondup (Nepal)
- Khanpo Konchok Sherab (Songtsen Library)
- Ven. Thubtan Nyima (US)
- Drupon Gonpo Dorji (Taiwan)
- Mr. Achi Tsepal (US)
- Khanpo Thinlay Phuntsog (Kagyu College)
Free medical camp at Kagyu College in Dehradun, UK, India
སྤྱི་ལོ་༢༠༡༧ ཟླ་བ་༠༢ ཚེས་༡༢ ལ།།
Free Medical camp at Kagyu College in Dehradun, UK, India
February 10, 2017 - February 12, 2017,
From 9:00 am to 5 pm,
A free medical camp was held at Kagyu College in Dehradun, UK.
Kagyu College is a part of the Drikung Kagyu Institute (DKI), a non-profit organization associated with the Drikung Kagyu Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
The year of 2017, which is the year of 2144 of the Fire Bird according to the Tibetan calendar, marks the 800th anniversary since Drikung Kyobpa Jigten Sumgon (1143-1217), the founder of the Drikung Kagyu Tradition, entered into Parinirvana.
In order to celebrate the enlightened activities of Kyobpa JigtenSumgon, the medical camp has been organized by the International Drikung Kagyu Council, in cooperation with Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC).
Other activities to celebrate the awakened body, speech, mind, qualities and activities of Kyobpa Jigten Sumgon will be held world-wide throughout the year.
The team of doctors from the United States includes an emergency physician, a general surgeon, a general physician, Gynecologist , a pediatrician and an ENT specialist. Three nurses from local medical centers are assisting the doctors and a team of twenty monks and nuns from Kagyu College are volunteering to ensure the smooth running of the camp.
Around thousand patients were treated during the last three day long Free Medical Camp.
Last but not least, we would like to thank to all the doctors and the volunteers, our monks and nuns, who put lots of efforts to complete the Free Medical Camp successfully.
Thank you very much.
International Drikung Kagyu Council