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CURRENT PROJECTS ’17 – ’18

2017-2018 – Initiated support of to produce a documentary on Tibetan Medical and Religious Approaches to Death and Dying, in collaboration with Tibetan doctor Tenzin Namdul who is currently a PhD Candidate at the  department of anthropology at Emory University.  The creative director of this project will be Terrence Youk, who produced “Pioneers of Hospice”.

2017-2018 – Initiated support of the non-profit Altruism in Medicine which is led by Dr. Barry Kerzin.  Specifically our Institute will be underwriting a project of online Virtual Meditative Retreats’ using Eastern meditative techniques such as mindfulness in a digital format featuring programs with specific themes (e.g. Pain & Consciousness, Silencing Fear & Anxiety etc) for medical professionals and patients alike. These retreat modules will be professionally recorded and edited. (See here)

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2016-2017 – Support of New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care and their accredited training programs to offer training to healthcare professionals in Eastern contemplative and spiritual practices in clinical care so they in turn can care for the griefing and dying in mindful and compassionate ways in hospitals, hospices and other healthcare settings.

2016-2017 – Sponsorship of Brook Hollow Productions to complete the “Sustainable Herb Project” by Terrence Youk and Anne Armbrecht with the intent to  follow traditional Ayurvedic medicinal plants from their point of origin through the supply chain to the consumers in the West. In addition to bringing this supply chain to life with stories from collectors, processors, traders and finished-product producers, the sponsored interactive website will document what it takes to produce high-quality Ayurvedic herbal supplements for the West and outline the challenges to quality, sustainability and equity in the botanical industry.

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2016-2017 – Sponsorship of a Chinese Medicine live streaming online lecture series on hosted by the Chinese Medicine Database (see here for event details)

Sep 2016 The publication of Chinese Herbal Medicine and Fluorouracil-Based Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer: A Quality-Adjusted Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials in Integr Cancer Ther. 2016 Sep;15(3):285-307. doi: 10.1177/1534735416638738 as a result of our 2012 sponsorship and collaboration on the project with the Pine Street Clinic. Abstract here

May 7th 2016 – Co-sponsorship with Vikramasila of a Medicine Buddha empowerment by H.H. Sakya Trizin at the New York Academy of Medicine (see here for event details)

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January 2016 – Publication on Jan 5th of Institute sponsored research “Acupuncture point injection treatment of primary dysmenorrhoea: a randomised, double blind, controlled study” by Christine Wade et al in the British Medical Journal (BMJ Open2016;6:e008166 doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2015-008166)

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Fall 2015Sponsorship of Chinese Medicine Database translation project.

January 2013 – Sponsorship of the Healing Buddha Foundation and Phagyab Rinpoche

April 29 2013 – Co-sponsorship with Turning Point Acupuncture of a presentation by Tibetan doctor Jampa Yonten on “Compassion as a Remedy”. For event details, please see here.

April 2013 – Co-sponsorship of “2013 International Forum for Tai Chi and Health Promotion” in Taipei, Taiwan.

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