Founded June 2007
The motivation behind the Medicine for Tibet charitable fund is to create the opportunity for compassionate people to contribute financially or otherwise towards the alleviation of suffering of the people in Tibet.
Currently in Tibet there are many impoverished people who have little opportunity for employment and suffer increasing vulnerability to sickness and death. They are unable to afford the rising cost of healthcare and in many remote areas have no access to it.
The vision shared by a small group of Australian people and Venerable Lama Rabten Rinpoche is to use the funds gathered under the charity to build a Medical Centre in Yushu, Tibet , to provide medical assistance, purchase a 4WD vehicle to take medical asistance to those who cannot make the journey to the Medical Centre and provide medical training to local people to establish ongoing medical assistance to those in need.
Beneficial for All
The Medical Centre is named 'Beneficial for All'. It hosts traditional Tibetan and Chinese medicine, as practiced by Venerable Lama Rabten Rinpoche. Western medicine will be offered by visiting volunteer doctors and allied health professionals from Australia, and other countries.
|Lama Rabten Rinpoche distributing medicine and Dharma teachings.|
It is planned that the medical center will send health workers out to service isolated rural areas that are currently without access to health care.
If you are interested in donating time, money, or resources, please contact us. All administrative work in running both the Charity and the Medical Centre, and medical consultations, is done voluntarily by Tibetan, Chinese and Australian volunteers. This allows 100% of any donations to be used for running the medical centre and supporting the health of the community.