This project is an outgrowth of the commitment to compassion through action of the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
Each year a team of Western volunteers make a month-long journey into the most remote regions of the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau to provide medical and humanitarian aid. They are accompanied by Nepalese doctors, dentists and health practitioners. They train local healthcare providers to meet some of the healthcare needs of those living in these isolated mountain communities.
They also support the Nepali medical teams to run further clinics during the rest of the year.