Report on the centenary tour to Taiwan

Taiwan Medical Tour was conducted to mark the Centennial Celebration of Men-Tsee-Khang. Dr. Tenzin Thaye, visiting physician to H.H the Dalia Lama Lead the team of five members; Tibetan Astro-science practitioner (TASP) Tenzin Yangki and Monlam Yeshi of Astro. departmet, Sonam Yangdon PA to Director and Tsering Paljor from Computer section.

The team toured in three major cities of Taiwan namely; Taipei, Taizhong and Kaoshiung from 9 November to 2 December, 2016. Dr. Tenzin Thaye delivered series of talks on various Tibetan medical related topics as well as conducted health consultations to around 203 people. TASP Tenzin Yangki and TASP Monlam Yeshi gave Astro-oral consultations to more than 314 interested people and spoke about the Tibetan Astro-science. The team also displayed thangkas, instruments, charts on Tibetan Medicine and Tibetan Astro-science and sorig products as well.

The group stayed at Taipei for a week and all the programme were done at Chaun-der Buddhist Center.  At Taichung, the facilities were provided by Mrs. Chen Mingju and her Buddhist center. Then, at Koishuing, the programme was held at an elementary school called “koushuing fudong elementary school”. While on tour, the group also visited some Tibetan religious centers and gave health care service and Astro-Oral consultations.

Men-Tsee-Khang would like to thanks all member of Tibet religious foundation of H.H. the Dalai as well as its secretary Mr. Dhondup Gyalpo for providing help and guidance throughout the tour. The tour was a great success because of the overwhelming supports from Mrs. Chen Mingju, Mr. Lee, all wonderful volunteers at Taichung, the principal of Koishuing Fudong Elementary school, Dr. Lui, translators, Jangtsee Tibetan Buddhist center at Koishuing and specially Geshi Norbu for being a excellent translator for all the talks on Tibetan Astro-Science as well as rendering helps for Dr. Tenzin Thaye’s talk whenever needed. The local Taiwanese showed great interest and appreciated Men-Tsee-Khang outreach tour for the services rendered and many also showed eagerness to host future ventures.