Outreach Tour to the East Coast of the USA and Canada
The East Coast USA and Canada outreach tour was conducted from 1 October to 6 November to commemorate the 101st Anniversary of Men-Tsee-Khang. A team of a Tibetan Astro-Science Practitioner (TASP) Mrs. Tsering Choezom, Dr. Tenzin Choying and two Administration staff, Mr. Kalsang Dawa, Special Task Director, and Mr. Tenzin Tashi, Sales Executive, Men-Tsee-Khang Exports, visited New York, Washington DC and Philadelphia in the US, and Toronto in Canada.
The team provided health and oral-astro consultations, lectures on Tibetan Medicine and Astro-Science, and exhibitions on Sorig products and Thangkas.
Besides consultations, the visiting doctor and Tibetan Astro-Science Practitioner during the team visit in Washington DC appeared on a TV interview session with Radio Free Asia where they spoke on the importance of Tibetan Medicine and Astro-Science. Lectures on Tibetan Medicine & Astro-Science were delivered at George Washington University, organized by Dr. Tashi Rabgey, Research Professor and co-founder of Machik. Lectures and exhibition were also conducted at International Campaign for Tibet (ICT).
In an interactive session with the Tibetan Community of Philadelphia, the Tibetan Astro-Science Practitioner and the Doctor gave talks on “The role of Tibetan Astro-Science in Daily Life,” and “The Importance of Proper Diet and Lifestyle according to Tibetan Medicine,” respectively.
The outreach programmes were organized with the kind support of the Tibetan Community Associations of New York & New Jersey, Washington, and Philadelphia. Tibetan Astro-Science Practitioner Mrs. Tsering Choezom and Dr. Tenzin Choying rendered a total number of 58 oral-astro consultation and 257 health consultations.
Men-Tsee-Khang would like to thank the Office of Tibet, Washington; Drikung Dharma Centre, Virginia; all the Tibetan Community Associations of New York & New Jersey, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Toronto; former staff members, host families, and all our well-wishers for their unwavering support during the tour.