Karmapa’s Healthcare Project Film Evening at Kagyu Ling

At the invitation of Lama Jampa Thaye, Pia and Peter Cerveny, directors of the Karmapa’s Healthcare Project, recently came to Kagyu Ling in Manchester to introduce their work to our dharma community. Peter and Pia, who have been students of HH Karmapa and Lama Ole Nydahl for a number of years, have set up the KHCP to provide health-care to the Lamas, monks and nuns of nine institutions in the Himalayan region, including monasteries, nunneries and schools founded by H.H Karmapa, Shamar Rinpoche and Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche.

On Tuesday April 27th Kagyu Ling was the venue for a well-attended event showcasing the work of the KHCP. The centre-piece of the evening was a film made by the KHCP team featuring many scenes from His Holiness Karmapa’s activities in Asia and Europe. This included extensive reportage from the 2009 Kagyu Monlam in Bodhgaya, where the KHCP ran an invaluable health camp tending to the needs of the participants.

On the morning of Peter and Pia’s departure, Lama Jampa commended them on their work and expressed his wish to encourage and support this important work, which has the blessing of His Holiness Karmapa.

If you would like to find out how you can support the work of the KHCP, please see their web-site www.karmapa-healthcare.org.