Taichung Tzu Chi Hospital (Taichung, Taiwan)

The Taichung Tzu Chi Hospital was initially built in response to the lack of access to healthcare in Taichung’s Tanzi District and its surrounding areas. In addition to community health outreach, the hospital currently focuses on a wide array of medical services, ranging from preventive care to long-term care.

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Tuệ Tĩnh đường Hải Đức (Huế, Vietnam)

The organization Tuệ Tĩnh đường Hải Đức operates four free medical clinics in the Thừa Thiên Huế Province of Vietnam. Under the umbrella organization Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, these clinics have medically trained monks and nuns that use a combination of traditional Vietnamese medicine and Western medicine to treat hundreds of patients a day.

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Men-Tsee-Khang བོད་ཀྱི་སྨན་རྩིས་ཁང་། (Dharamshala, India)

The Men-Tsee-Khang is currently the most prominent institution of Tibetan medicine and astrology. Though originally reestablished in Dharamsala, India to preserve Tibetan culture, its development over the past 60 years has modernized Tibetan medicine and contributed to its popularity worldwide.

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Wat Pho วัดโพธิ์ (Bangkok, Thailand)

Wat Pho is one of the most prominent Buddhist royal temples in Thailand due to both its religious and cultural significance. With one of its key roles being to preserve and teach traditional Thai culture, Wat Pho has been critical in standardizing and promoting traditional Thai medicine.

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Hospital Los Ángeles (Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay)

Hospital Los Ángeles was established by Foguang Shan, a transnational humanistic Buddhist organization based in Taiwan. Currently, Hospital Los Ángeles is one of the most prominent hospitals in Ciudad del Este that specialize in maternal and neonatal care.

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Tzu Chi (Hualien City, Taiwan)

Tzu Chi is a transnational humanistic Buddhist organization involved in medical charity, disaster relief, and environmental advocacy worldwide. In Taiwan, Tzu Chi has also established a network of hospitals, each tailored to the needs of its specific location, as well as educational institutions in Hualien where it is headquartered.

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Sitagū Buddha Vihāra (Austin, Texas USA)

The Sitagū Buddha Vihāra is a temple in Austin, Texas that has been instrumental in advancing Theravāda Buddhist practice in Texas and surrounding areas, promoting health through common Buddhist practices and community outreach, and maintaining Burmese culture.

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Jivitadana Sangha Hospital ဇီဝိတဒါနသံဃာဆေးရုံကြီး (Yangon, Myanmar)

The Jivitadana Sangha Hospital in Yangon, Myanmar, serves as a free health organization primarily for monks and nuns. It is managed by laypeople according to Buddhist principles regarding caring for the sick.

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Shivagakomarpaj Traditional Thai Medicine School (Chiang Mai, Thailand)

The Shivagakomarpaj Thai Traditional Medicine School or “Old Medicine Hospital” has been instrumental in developing and popularizing Thai Traditional Medicine in Chiang Mai, a city that has witnessed rapid growth in the number of massage clinics, foot massage stations, spas, and schools over the past 25 years.

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