The Gyalwang Karmapa Speaks About The Medical Camps





The Kagyu Monlam Organization is a charitable organization, so one of its most important aims is to serve the public through educational, health, and environmental projects. 

However, we Tibetans are more accustomed to making offerings to the Three Jewels than to being generous to those in need or serving society. Since we are not used to doing that, the Kagyu Monlam has fallen short in this regard. But because of my hopes as well as the enthusiasm and altruism of Monlam workers, starting from this year we are making \some small improvements in how we serve society.

This year we will have a free medical camp, where we are preparing to offer not just free medical for people but also free veterinary care for animals. In the future as well, we hope to expand this to be more beneficial and serve society better.

For Buddhists, especially Mahayana practitioners, one of our greatest aims is to actually benefit sentient beings. It is important for us to serve and benefit all sentient beings of all groups without bias without discriminating against who needs help on the basis of whether they are Buddhist or not, whether they are human or not, whether they are the same nationality or not, or so forth.

For that reason, I hope and pray that in the future the Kagyu Monlam will do more programs to help the public, giving a good example for everyone so that more people, more monasteries, and more Buddhists will give service and benefit to society.






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Compassion in Action: Gyalwang Karmapa Inaugurates Medical Camp

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