Kopan Monastery is a thriving monastery of 360 monks, mainly from Nepal and Tibet, and a spiritual oasis for hundreds of visitors yearly from around the world.It is situated just north of the ancient Buddhist town of Boudhanath in the Kathmandu valley. Nearby is Khachoe Ghakyil Ling Nunnery, home to 380 nuns. Both the monastery and the nunnery are under the spiritual guidance of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and the care of the abbot, Khen Rinpoche Geshe Lhundrup Rigsel. And it is the wellspring of the FPMT, a network of some 140 centers and activities world-wide, themselves expressions of the Buddha activity of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Kopan Monastery has been supporting Himalayan Health & Hearing since 2009, by providing
- Support staff
- Community liaison.
Shechen Clinic & Hospice, built in 2000, offers affordable integrative medicine to the local community in Boudhanath, a particularly poor area of Kathmandu. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, Shechen Clinic provides comprehensive medical care to more than 40,000 patients a year. Ninety-five percent of all consultations are provided free of charge and 64% of our patients are women and children.
Shechen Clinic & Hospice and Himalayan Health & Hearing have formed a partnership with the aim of addressing the hearing impairment disorders among the deprived populations of Kathmandu Valley. Himalayan Health & Hearing provides equipment and technicians and Shechen Clinic & Hospice provides space and back-up logistics and support staff in its Clinic in Boudhanath, as well as in the mobile clinics organized by it in remote and deprived locations around the valley, so that patients can come to consult about problems and seek appropriate treatment.
For more information about their health programs read their latest newsletter HERE.