Originally posted b y Upaya News.
Roshi Joan guides and supported the Nomads Clinics in the Himalayan regions of Asia.
Engaged Buddhism has many extraordinary expressions at Upaya. In addition to our work in the end-of-life care field, Upaya’s prison project, donating food to the homeless shelter, our chaplaincy training program, the Nomads Clinic has been a constant in the life of Upaya.
Since the early 1980′s, Roshi Joan has guided and supported the Nomads Clinics in the Himalayan regions of Asia. She founded the clinic as a way to bring medical care to the remote regions of the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau.
This past year’s clinic has given rise to a number of important projects:
• Iodine project to prevent goitre in Limi, thanks to Zorba Paster, Joe Sensenbrenner, Brian Quennell
• Education project in Limi, thanks to Peggy Murray, Michael Daub, Roshi Enkyo O’Hara
• Citta Hospital project in Simikot, thanks to Kat Bogazc
• Education of health aides in Simikot, thanks to Liane Collins, Peggy Murray, Ghazaleh Ashar Attar
Roshi wants to thank Michael Daub, founder of Citta. Citta and Arlene Samen’s One Heart World-Wide, are now sharing an office in Kathmandu. This collaboration, facilitated through Roshi, is yielding much at this time. Michael is in Limi as of this newsletter firming up details and agreements for the education project. He will also be refining the work at Citta Hospital in Simikot, where Kat Bogazc and various clinicians who are going on this year’s trip to Mustang will be serving.
Finally, the Nomads Clinic will be serving in a new region this September and October, when Roshi takes a large group of clinicians and friends to Mustang. For information about this work, please contact Roshi [email protected] Roshi plans to do a similar trip to Dolpo in the fall of 2012. The Mustang endeavor is currently full.