Ladakh, India (2010)
In July 2010, Lily Yeh visited Leh in Ladahk, India, responding to an invitation from The Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC) to design a Healing/Peace Garden at the foothills of the Himalaya. During her visit, Lily Yeh shared her work with the community and conducted a workshop for a group of young nuns between the ages for four to fifteen. The nuns have taken residence at MIMC for care and education because their families live in poor and far away villages.
MIMC is a powerful demonstration of how one person’s positive vision turning into a reality can benefit the whole region and numerous visitors and pilgrims in the world. Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasena established the MIMC in 1986 to offer both spiritual instructions as well as desperately needed humanitarian services to impoverished people in the remote desert land of Ladakh.
With a dedicated team of social workers, teachers, doctors, monks, nuns, community leaders and care-providers, MIMC has created an integrated community at Devachan in Ladakh, which provides comprehensive care to all segments of society: children, elderly, special needs individuals, monks and nuns, the sick, as well as those seeking spiritual development.
During flash floods that severely damaged the infrastructure, civic buildings and countless homes in Ladahk, MIMC was at the forefront to raise funds, and to rescue and care for the sick and homeless.