Sylvia Faddis, CCH, Author.
TEA AND TRAVELS: LIFE FILLED TO THE BRIMA Healing, Tea and Travel Book
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Common to all people is the desire to live free from oppression, pain and sorrow and to achieve abundance, health and joy. The Kailash Foundation is supported by individuals who support these basic rights for all people, especially with a focus on the plight of the Tibetans. Numerous successes have encouraged the Kailash Foundation to continue its meaningful work. Twenty years after its founding, our vital mission remains the same—and continues to inspire and sustain us—as we move forward to reinforce the cultivation of a constructive, resonant and dynamic Tibetan society, and to educate and spread global healing through homeopathy. Watching dreams actualize is still our motivating force.
Make a difference in the lives of Tibetan youngsters and their communities.
Meet Norbu, 11 and Tsetang, 10. Kailash Foundation supports them and other Tibetan refugees in Deyang Monastery, South India, under the auspices of the Kuten La, the Nechung State Oracle to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
We fear that the (precious) Tibetan culture will be erased completely due to the forceful overtaking by the Chinese government and the Red Army 50 years ago, and the infiltration of Chinese people in Tibet. With your help we hope to ensure that they will survive and their culture will prosper and endure.
Support the Tibetan people and help us achieve our goal. We need your help!
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• International Academy of Homeopathy, Alonissos Greece:The Kailash Foundation supported the building and promotion of the International Academy for Homeopathy on the Greek island of Alonissos, under the guidance of Professor George Vithoulkas, Director, professor and winner of Alternative Nobel Prize for Homeopathy (1996). The Academy opened its doors in 1996 and trains homeopaths from all over the world.
Professor Vithoulkas and Sylvia Faddis, CCH.
• Funds are needed to continue provings of new remedies and research under the guidance of Professor George Vithoulkas.
Dr. Hahnemann's original Remedy Case
Dr James Tyler Kent and Sister
Chicago, USA , 1910
• Homeopathy in Russia Foundation sponsored: Kailash Foundation sponsored seminars with Professor George Vithoulkas and funds classrooms and equipment for the teaching of homeopathy
Portrait of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann
1755 - 1843
The wisdom of the principles of homeopathy were discovered by the renowned Dr. Samuel Hahnemann and were manifested in his writing of the Organon in 1790 in Leipzig, Germany.
Homeopathy is a method of healing the body-mind connection, to restore balance in living organisms. The substances used for homeopathic medicines, called remedies--more than 2,500 currently--are derived from plants, minerals, animals, and human origin. (Homeopathy should not be confused with Naturopathy, which may use some similar resources. Homeopathic remedies are specifically prepared by homeopathic pharmacies.)
In Hahneman’s time, most common medicines were derivatives of toxic poisons like Arsenic, Mercury, and Sulfur. It was not uncommon for patients to die from these treatments when taken too frequently. Dr. Hahnemann was well versed in chemistry, physics, anatomy and toxicity, and was the first doctor in Europe to write a book about hygiene, a great help to childbearing mothers and to hospitals. Dissatisfied with the treatments available, he began to experiment with new forms of medicines. He discovered that, by diluting and then succussing or potentizing a solution, the element of toxicity was removed, while the potency of the remedy actually increased. Therefore, a one-part to 10-part dilution (10x) was of a lower potency than a 100c, 1000m or 50,000cm. The increase in the strength of the medicine came from the succussing of the remedy and the dilution process. Homeopathic remedies are unique in that they do not have toxic side effects.
Since the 1790s, the science of homeopathy has spread across the globe. It has withstood the tests of time and even the powerful influence of the discovery of Penicillin in 1920 and the development of other allopathic drugs. Today it is widely utilized in Europe and the United States, as well as countries with little resources for allopathic drugs, like India and South America. Homeopathy has been the medical treatment of choice by world leaders such as Ghandi and the Royal Family of England, as well as many celebrities who are the glamorous representatives of their belief in this healing method.
Over the last two centuries, the science of homeopathy has continued to evolve, thanks to the work of talented homeopaths worldwide. Today one of the most celebrated homeopaths is the Alternative Nobel Prize winner (1996) Professor George Vithoulkas, founder of the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy. Professor Vithoulkas has helped to bring homeopathy into the 21st century with his understanding of the importance of psychological symptoms. The International Academy trains doctors from all over the world in the science of homeopathy. The Kailash Foundation provides support for his projects to further the growth and healing work of homeopathy worldwide.
Another aspect of homeopathic remedies that distinguishes them from other medicines is the Law of Similars: A substance that can produce a symptom in a healthy individual has a curative effect in a sick person. Over the last 200+ years, the curative effects of over 2,500 homeopathic substances have been recorded through detailed studies, known as provings. In a proving, a healthy individual is given a high potency homeopathic remedy for a period of weeks. The prover records whatever symptoms arise. These records are then compiled and repertorized and form the foundation of homeopathic knowledge referred to as a Homeopathic Repertory. Provers also exhibited immunity to the symptoms they tested, once they stopped taking the remedies, indicating that homeopathic medicines have a stimulatory effect on the vitality of the organism as well.
Dr. Samuel Hahnemann understood how emotions and conflicts of daily life affect the wellbeing of all of the cells of the organism, eventually breaking down the strength of the life force--the “vital force”--as he termed it. In a weakened state, the organism is more vulnerable to viruses and bacteria. Dis-ease and the expression of symptoms in the body are the result of such imbalances. In homeopathy, symptoms as such are not viewed negatively but as guidelines in the detection of the correct remedy which will restore balance within the organism. The remedy is based on the complete summary of the mental, emotional and physical symptoms, as well as the definition of their intensity. Classical Homeopathy then, as laid out by Dr. Hahnemann, always treats the individual case, not the disease.
HOMEOPATHY AND HEALING
H.H. Mindrolling blessing visitors at inauguration of restored monastery.
His Holiness Mindrolling
Founded in Central Tibet in 1676, this is one of the main monasteries of religion, science and culture. It is highly acclaimed for the quality of teachings and its continuing unbroken lineage. In 1959, the Chinese Red Army completely destroyed and forced out the inhabitants. In 1976, His Holiness Mindrolling escaped from prison after being tortured and seriously ill in a Red Army concentration camp. He has always been one of the most highly revered teachers of Tibetan Buddhism. From 1996 to 2000, the Kailash Foundation assisted in the complete restoration and reconstruction of the main temple and prayer hall, and saving valuable historic wall paintings from waterlog damage and collapsing walls.
• The family home of HH Mindrolling was upgraded with sanitary systems and air-conditioning.
• Improvements for the large Tibetan community living near the monastery compound and in Dehra Dun include the building of a hospital which supplies treatments in Tibetan, allopathic and homeopathic medicines. Kailash Foundation sponsors a permanent staff to keep a doctor and nurse on promises at all times. Funds are very much needed to support these ongoing salaries. Any donation will help.
PROJECTS (Onset 1996)
• The Kailash Foundation assisted in the complete restoration and reconstruction of the main temple and prayer hall, and saved valuable historic wall paintings from waterlog damage and collapsing walls.
• A “Shedra,” a school building for nuns and monks, was built with a traditional Tibetan entrance gate and a computer classroom. A new hostel with 350 beds accommodates schoolchildren and elderly refugee visitors. Funds for upgrading the rooms and equipment are needed. Funds to feed the elderly are desperately needed.
• Kailash Foundation sponsored the library building which houses one of the largest and oldest Tibetan collections of liturgical and historical text outside of Tibet. They are now preserved in a well-tempered, air-conditioned building.
WORLD PEACE PRAYERS
Three-year World Peace Prayer Retreat in which highly educated and disciplined monks and nuns pray for world peace in their caves or humble monastic rooms. The retreat focuses on compassion for all sentient beings. Kailash Foundation sponsored 300 monks and nuns from Mindrolling Monastery, Samten Tse Nunnery, and other monasteries in Sikkim, Bhutan, and India led by the Ven. Khandro Rinpoche in the Mindrolling tradition.
• KAILASH FOUNDATION held a fundraising event to support the earthquake victims in Kam, Tibet. Donations were given to the monastery of the Ven. Dr. Tsewang Rinpoche as well as the earthquake victims of Haiti through the “Partners in Health” foundation. KAILASH FOUNDATION brought the Ven. Dr. Tsewang Rinpoche from Kam, Tibet to NY to perform fire pujas for World Peace and give teachings and treatments of Tibetan medicine. He will return if there is support.
• KAILASH FOUNDATION supported the building of retreat houses of the Kagyu Monastery of the Ven. Ontrul Rinpoche at Lake Rewalsar, India as well as restoration of the monastery and for support of the monks and nuns. Support is needed to enable ongoing retreats for monks and lay practitioners.
• KAILASH FOUNDATION hosted the Venerable Thupten Ngodrub, State Oracle of Tibet and monks from Dharamsala and Deyang Monastery during their stay in New York for fundraising events to benefit the monks of Deyang Monastery. Since 1998 we have been helping to improve the lives of the residents of this monastery. Roads and access have been modernized and we have built a guesthouse, a kitchen and dining hall for 300. Support is needed to further the education of the young refugees who arrive from Tibet to become monks. They need clothing, food, books and educational supplies.
Ven. Khandro Rinpoche and nuns lighting 100,000 candles.
With nuns in prayer under Bodhi tree.
Ven. Khandro Rinpoche and Sylvia Faddis
in Bodh Gaya.
Hostel for Nuns and Monks (1994)
Library and school
Building of Temple and Shrine room
At a meditational seminar in Dharamsala, His Holiness the Dalai Lama inspired Sylvia Faddis to help the poorest people of Northern India in the Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh at the border of Tibet. The history of the Spiti people is based on ancient Tibetan traditions. Until 100 years ago, the area was purely Tibetan, which still shows in the architecture and language. The region was traded to the Indian government for the building of the Silk Road and left Spiti Valley for years with no support from either goverment. Eventually, only minimal support was given by the Indian government.
When visiting a Buddhist monastery in 1993 in the south of France, for the teachings of Tibetan medicine, Faddis was introduced to the abbot of Spiti Monastery. He was asking for help for his village people and for the project of building a new monastery.
Kailash Foundation brought experts from Delhi who advised regarding farming and developing the land. A crude bridge made of rope was replaced by a sturdy stone bridge. Now the 9th-century monastery and the 100-year-old monastery have been restored. The new monastery is the largest and most precious in the Himachal Pradesh region of Northern India, filled with devotional statues and paintings made by specialized Bhutanese craftsmen. It consists of five floors with a main hall, library, guest rooms, schoolrooms and a private floor for H.H. the Dalai Lama. Previously accommodating just 60, currently 350 nuns and monks are there, and visitors are welcomed, drawn by old and new attractions.
It became home to Tibetan children, orphans and elders. Tibetan language is spoken and religion is practiced.
After a premonitious dream, which indicated a karmic connection to the Spiti Monastery, Faddis was deeply moved and offered her help. These experiences became the impetus to found the Kailash Foundation of New York.
In 1994 Faddis made a documentary about the region and the upcoming project after travelling to Spiti for the first time. Recognizing that the conditions were very poor, it became clear that this would become a very large and involved project. There was no running water or plumbing and only minimal electricity. People lived in mud and straw houses. After the involvement of the Kailash Foundation, the Indian government started to take interest in the area and built asphalt roads which were ready in time for the grand inauguration of the new monastery in 2004. The Bank of India established a branch, and now one can see TVs in the homes of the villagers and the monastery. The goodhearted nature of the people and their devotion to their daily Buddhist practice convinced Kailash Foundation to continue this work.
ANY SUPPORT CAN HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE
THE SPITI PROJECT:
Ugyen Sanag Choeling Monastery, Kungri, Spiti Valley, H.P. North India
In 1996 there were only 35 nuns, but today there are 90, and more will come. Kailash Foundation supported the re-construction of the 100-year-old colonial building in traditional Tibetan style, with elaborate entrance gate, new roof, an earthquake-resistant stone wall and improved water system. There are living quarters, a shrine room, adjacent guesthouse, gardens, and a Leper Village under the tutelage of the Ven. Khandro Rinpoche.
Nuns in monastery courtyard.
Tibetan style gate at entrance to Nunnery.
The Ven. Khandro Rinpoche exchanges information about treatment with leper patients.
Overview of Nunnery complex.
Earthquake resistant stone wall surrounds property.
H.H. MINDROLLING TRICHEN, HISTORY
SAMTEN TSE NUNNERY OF THE VENERABLE KHANDRO RINPOCHE, MUSSOORIE, INDIA
Make a difference in the lives of the Tibetan peopleWe fear that the precious Tibetan culture--which has so much to offer--will be erased completely since the forceful overtaking of Tibet by Mao Tse Tung’s government and the Red Army 50 years ago. The overwhelming infiltration of 5,000 Chinese people weekly into Tibet can erase the cultural identity within the next 10 years. With your help we hope to ensure that they will survive and that their culture will prosper and endure.
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Tibet in Exile: The Flame of the Dalai Lama (1995)
(First of the series): Rarely witnessed scenes of life in Mongolia introduce us to the work of the Dalai Lama. Sylvia Faddis takes us on a journey of discovery, showing a people rebuilding their monasteries and their lives, in a struggle for the survival of their culture outside of their homeland, Tibet.
Sylvia’s Path (1999)
(Fourth in series): One woman’s journey towards spiritual and human redemption against the backdrop of Nazi Germany and modern Tibet. The story unfolds from Sylvia’s childhood in post-war Germany after World War II. As a young and confused Sylvia searches for answers in the aftermath of war, she discovers the plight of a country called Tibet and a 16-year-old Dalai Lama. These events were the blueprint for Sylvia’s life, culminating in the establishing the not-for-profit organization, the Kailash Foundation.
Tibet the Experience: Children and Women of Tibet of Today (1996)
(Second in series): Sylvia Faddis reveals the daily life of Tibetans under Chinese rule. Through visiting nomads living in tents and interviewing nuns and monks in their partially constructed monasteries we see how the Tibetan women and children are adapting from their old traditions into the 20th century.
About the Filmmaker: Sylvia Faddis
Director, Producer, Cinematographer, was born and raised in Germany. A student of Josef Beuys, the foremost avant-garde artist of the 20th century, Ms. Faddis studied in Düsseldorf and Berlin, majoring in fine arts and design and worked as an art director in major ad agencies for more than 10 years in Germany, Hong Kong, and New York.
At the age of 27 she visited the Americas for the first time to study the lifestyles and medicines of the American Indians, and eventually found her calling in the medicine and practice of Homeopathy. This awakened her old dream to support the Tibetan spiritual and cultural survival.
For your generous support of $50.you will receive 3 DVD’s.
The Grand Road to Spiti (2005)
After 10 long years, here is the story of building--and finally the glorious completion and inauguration of--the monastery complex in 2004. H.H. the Dalai Lama inaugurates the new monastery and gives a teaching for 25,000 people over the course of seven days.
Tibet the Transformer: A Pilgrimage to Holy Places (1997)
(Third in the series): Based on her pilgrimage to the holy mountain of Kailash, Sylvia describes the living conditions of people in the area and discusses the religious and spiritual aspects of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy. This film documents the religious practices as well as the daily life, of this internationally visited area in Tibet by people of all religions.
Spiti: The Land of the Snow Leopard (1994)
Building the Ugyen Sanag Choeling Monastery, Kungri, Spiti Valley, H.P. North India. The life of Tibetan nuns, monks and village people in a remote Himalayan mountain region on the border of Tibet, including the religious festivities, mask-dances and rituals.
Kailash Foundation of New York is a 501(C)3 not-for-profit organization committed to deepening public awareness and understanding about Tibet, Tibetan medicine and Homeopathy.
Founded in 1993 by Sylvia Faddis, in just two decades the Foundation has engaged diverse audiences and accomplished extraordinary improvements in the lives of Tibetans and educated and promoted the art and science of homeopathy, through media, events and education. The Kailash Foundation continues its projects to dramatically effect change.
H.H. with Sylvia Faddis / 2015
HH the Dalai Lama greeting HH Mindrolling; Young Monk at Kungri Monastery, Spiti Valley; Sylvia Faddis and nuns at Samten Tse nunnery; Stupa in Spiti Valley