Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche and Phakchok Rinpoche My friends at the Acupuncture Relief Project begin working their way to Nepal next month, and open their clinic in November! They are now in partnership with the Rangjung Yeshe Shenpen health care project, which is a:

"..volunteer-based, non-profit organisation established to alleviate poverty and address social challenges principally in Nepal. Founded in 2004 by Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche and working under his direction, Shenpen focuses on helping the poor and disadvantaged gain access to healthcare facilities, education, shelter and employment opportunities and to improve the care and treatment of animals."

They are still taking donations on the website (don't worry- there is a tax ID number!), and plan to post frequent blogs about the clinc and what's happening in Nepal while they are there. They are also hoping to set up the clinic so that other acupuncturists will be able to volunteer their time in coming years. I can't wait to hear how it goes!