Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche - Compassionate Action out of Love for People and Animals
As Rpart of his 2017 European tour, Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche also visited the Hanseatic city of Hamburg under the umbrella of Live To Love. Stations of his stay were the veterinary clinic in Norderstedt, the Wilhelm Gymnasium in Harvestehude and the children's hospice Sternenbrücke in Rissen.
Visit at the veterinary clinic in Norderstedt
The managing director and leading physician of the Norderstedt animal hospital, Prof. Dr. Nickel, presented the clinic and the various treatment possibilities to Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche and his companions. The background of Thuksey Rinpoche's visit was the construction of a hospital at the Live To Rescue animal home in Ladakh, India, where medical know-how is needed.
PRESS / DOCUMENTATION
Hamburger Abendblatt 27.1.2017
Dialogue with pupils at Wilhelm Gymnasium
Joyful reception in Hamburg-Harvestehude: At a meeting with the principal of the Wilhelm-Gymnasium, Dr. Richter and Dr. Hutmacher exchanged ideas with Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche about teaching concepts in Germany and in Ladakh. About 80 students of the 11th grade participated in the following dialogue in the auditorium. Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche appreciated the potential of each individual to contribute something valuable to society and the preservation of the earth. This is the recipe for happiness. He pointed out the interdependencies in a global society and called for responsible action.
PRESSE / DOKUMENTATION
Together with "Vier Pfoten" for animal welfare
At a meeting with Rüdiger Jürgensen, Country Director of Vier Pfoten Germany, Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche presented the model project Live To Rescue in Northern India and reported on the fate of street dogs on site. Mr. Jürgensen described in which projects the animal protection foundation Vier Pfoten is engaged. Both exchanged views on people's attitudes towards animals in need.
Appreciating life in the awareness of transience
At a reception in the Sternenbrücke children's hospice, founder Ute Nerge described the history of the creation of this important place for seriously ill children, where relatives can also draw strength. A dialogue developed about the awareness of transience and the precious value of life. In the exchange, the difference between the cultures in the care of the sick also became clear: while in Ladakh families with up to 15 people take care of sick members, the number in the West is much smaller - and many are also very busy at work.