Centenary tour to Singapore (1-23 July 2016)
A Five member team from Men-Tsee-Khang Dr. Tenzin Thaye, visiting physician to H.H. the Dalai Lama; Dr. Tenzin Choeying; Mr. Monlam Yeshi, Tibetan Astro-science practitioner; Mrs. Sonam Yangdon, PA to Director; and Mr. Tsering Paljor, computer section visited Singapore.
The centenary tour was held on the invitation of Tibetan Buddhist Centre (TBC) to participate in their 10 years founding anniversary as well as to promote traditional Tibetan medicine and Tibetan Astro-science. The group stayed at Singapore for 18 days from 4 July to 18 July, 2016. The doctors provided medical consultations and the astro-science practitioner provided astroogical reading (oral consultation) during the tour.
Dr. Tenzin Thaye gave health care service for 108 interested people and advised on diet and lifestyle according to Tibetan medicine. The duration for the medical consultations were 30 minutes each. Astro-science practitioner Mr. Monlam Yeshi did 67 oral consultations for duration of 60 minutes each. On 6 July, the group participated in the celebration of H.H Dalai Lama’s 81st Birthday celebrations which was held at Tangjong Katong Complex. There were around 700 people who attended it and the team held exhibition of Sorig products and Thangkas on Tibetan medicine and astro-science.
The group participated in the Monlam festival held by Tibetan Buddhist Centre at Poh Min Tse Temple for two days (9-10 July) and organized exhibitions there. On the 9th July, Dr. Tezin Thaye and Dr Tenzin Choeying gave talks on” Introduction to Tibetan Medicine” and Mr. Monlam Yeshi gave talk on an “Introduction to Traditional Tibetan Astro-Science and its uses” at Singapore Post Hall. There were around 40 people who attended the talks followed by question and answer sessions. The talks continued from 1 P.M to 6 P.M.
On 16th July in the evening, Dr. Thaye visited the Laboratory of Singapore Science and Research Centre co-ordinated by Mr. Gocha and Mrs. Kyizom who was working there invited to explore modern facilities and experiences.
On 18 and 19 of July, the group was taken sightseeing by the Host (TBC) and its President Mr. Pari Jinpa Gyatso and TBC Member Ms. Norzom (Goo Shun Mie).
During Stay at Singapore, Mr. Wayne Phan Siew Weng coordinated all Astro. Consultations and also arranged venue for the talks. Our appreciation to Mr. Pari Jinpa Gyatso (president Of TBC), Mr. Wayne Phan Siew Weng, Ms. Wee Nee, Mr. Casey, Geshi Yontan, Geshi Samdup all members of TBC, Amitabha Buddhist Centre (ABC), Mr. Vincent Kun and Family.
Men-Tsee-Khang would like to thank and appreciate all the supporters, organizers, individuals who have made this outreach tour a success.