Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Reiki/Craniosacral Therapy with Cancer Patient, Photo courtesy of Brent Foster
Reiki/Craniosacral therapy with Cancer patient, photo courtesy of Brent Foster
Craniosacral/Reiki Therapies with Breast Cancer Patient, Photo courtesy of Brent Foster
Cami with Nurses, Photo courtesy of Brent Foster
Cami in Home care van with Nurses, Photo courtesy of Brent Foster
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
If you look closely you can tell that her shoes are on the wrong feet. When we told her-- she looked at us like we were nuts :)
I think she was one of the happiest people I have ever met. Isn't she beautiful?
This woman had a string of purple hair-- you can see it on the right side of her face
Sonam and Phuntsok- the beautiful Tibetan woman caring for all the elderly. I taught them reiki and craniosacral to do with the elderly. They really appreciated it.
This Tibetan nun had tears in her eyes after telling us her stories of torture in Tibet, very sad.
Meal time- Sonam giving stew out to the elderly. They loved her.
How cute is she? I told her that her hat is an American flag. I think she thought I was nuts.
The younger man on the right is selling fried meat pastries. He cries out all the way up the road for the residents to hear, and they all come running out of their rooms to buy them. You can see them enjoying them below- very cute.
The blind gentleman is enjoying his meat pastry very much-- he told the pastry seller that he could tell they were made VERY well.
This older woman is also enjoying her meat pastry. "Good" she said to me. haha
Hanging out after lunchtime
One building of the old folks home -- there are 150 beds in total in the whole of the complex
Old Folks home, one of a few buildings
Old Folks Home- one of a few buildings
This Tibetan man really really cared for this blind dog, it really moved me
This Dog was blind, but it was so well loved and feed it didn't seem to mind
PLEASE LOOK AT THE RIGHT HAND SIDE of this modern Tibetan Woman's apartment--- A poster of Janet Jackson very near to a picture of His Holiness the Dalai Lama... Modern Tibetan Culture is really really funny.
Cows and Monks
Cami and Tsomo
Tibetan Lady Walking...
Saturday, October 31, 2009
This documentary was filmed while I was working at this clinic and the majority of the home care patients portrayed in the video received touch therapy in addition to medication. Dr. Raj is the Amazing doctor that I work with in Kerala-- and is responsible for championing palliative care in India. The website of their organization is pallium india at: www.palliumindia.org/
You can see the Tibetan Children's Villages (TCV) - children leave Tibet ( alone - without their parent, sometimes with a guide sometimes just with other children ) and travel by foot to India. When they arrive to INdia they receive an audience with the Dalai Lama, and a sound education and upbringing from these schools, as they usually have no immediate family and no parents. At this above Village it is said to have over 4,000 children. It is a beautiful. Below are some of the goals they have listed on their website: http://www.tcv.org.in/mission.shtml
GOALS OF TCV
- Provide parental care and love
- Develop a sound understanding of Tibetan identity and culture
- Develop character and moral values
- Provide effective modern and Tibetan education
- Provide child -centered learning atmosphere in the schools
- Provide environment for physical and intellectual growth
- Provide suitable and effective life and career guidance for social and citizenship skills
Magical Walk down from TCV to the center of town
The view from TCV
School building at TCV
TCV and you can see the view in the distance-- very peaceful
This was an event they hold every year where they do dances and performances for the community