June 26, 2011 - Grand Opening Ceremony
Today we held a formal opening ceremony and officially opened the Rumtek Medical Clinic. Our chief guests were a Sangha MLA and Drupon Rinpoche. Unfortunately Gyaltsab Rinpoche was not able to attend the ceremony as he is stuck in Ralang due to land-slides.
Bodhi Seeds is very pleased to announce that today, June 19, 2011, the Rumtek Medical Clinic opened to the public. With a staff of one doctor and one nurse, we have already made a strong start by treating 35 patients. Thankfully, the Clinic had medication on reserve, leftover from the old temporary clinic, and were thus able to treat everyone who came to the clinic today. We will keep you up-to-date on Clinic news and developments as they unfold. Thank you to everyone who have contributed their time and financial assistance to make this project manifest so rapidly. It has already been of benefit to people who need assistance, and no doubt that over time it will make a great impact on the quality of life for those in the Rumtek area. Please continue to support us in our efforts to bring benefit the Rumtek community.
Thank you to The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche for inspiring and encouraging us to carry out this virtuous activity.