MEN-TSEE-KHANG OUTREACH PROGRAMME

Men-Tsee-Khang (Tibetan Medical & Astro. Institute of H. H. the Dalai Lama) held an outreach programme at Tsulag Khang (main temple) from 5-6th June, 2013 after the teaching of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on Shanti Deva's "A Guide to the Boddhisattva's Way of Life (chod-jug)" near his exile residence in Dharamsala as requested by the Indian Buddhist. 

The aim of this programme is to promote traditional Tibetan medicine and astrology to the locals and tourists.  A team of three doctors led by Dr. Tenzin Lhadon, visiting physician to H.H the Dalai Lama, 2 astrologers and 8 staff provided medical treatment to 227 patients and external therapy treatment to 19 patients.

Besides, astrologers Kunga Dhondup and Monlam Yeshi provided oral consultation in astrology to 23 visitors as well. The visitors had first-hand understanding and awareness of this traditional system of healing and astrology.

The administration has been holding such programmes on regular basis at the temple in order to benefit people who need health services but are not aware of this practice.