Our goal is to create a network of health clinics throughout the Himalayas specializing in “integrated medicine” -- the combination of conventional and holistic approaches to disease treatment. After 3 major earthquakes in this region in the past 5 years the need is critical for such an endeavor.
We now have the opportunity to bring this to fruition in Sikkim, a small Indian state just to the east of Nepal. Sikkim is known for its famous tea from Darjeeling in the south and majestic Himalayan peaks in the north. We have been offered a 3 story existing clinic from Gharwang Rinpoche, the head of Zurmang monastery; about 15 miles from the capital, Gangtok.
This fall the Foundation needs funds to get our clinic up and running. You may make your donation to help us get started right on this page! Scroll down for more information about our needs.
We are going to Sikkim in October 2015 with a team of doctors and volunteers to offer health care and assess our needs to furnish a permanent clinic in the building offered to us. We are seeking funding to buy medicine, supplies and pay for translators and expenses in Sikkim.
All team members will pay for their own travel expenses.
Ultimately, we plan to replicate this model at many sites throughout the Himalaya. We have many contacts and resources throughout the region and feel confident that we can do this on a larger scale. We have also been involved in doing large installations of solar power and bringing clean water into areas.
The board of Raktrul Foundation sees this opportunity in Sikkim as the breakthrough we have hoped for to enlarge the scope of our activity in this region. We hope that others will see the potential in our work and will participate not only financially but by coming to the area with us and engaging with the people of this beautiful area. We greatly appreciate your interest and financial support.