Mandala Community Clinic
Every 2nd and 4th Saturday from 6-8pm
Donation based, All Welcome 9/30/2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Marco Chung-Shu Lam, Lic. Acupuncturist
Mandala Integrative Medicine Clinic and Community Center
Boulder, CO 80304
Mandala Integrative Medicine Clinic offers a donation-based Community Clinic
Boulder, CO -- August 24, 2005 -- The new clinic on Broadway is already making waves in the integrative medicine community by offering donation based clinics. According to Marco Lam, an Acupuncturist at the Mandala Clinic, “Boulder has had a strong alternative medicine community for a long time but many are excluded from the benefits of integrated care due to financial hurdles. Boulder has an incredible community of talented healers and more are coming on board all of the time. The question is really how to connect all of those healers to those in need. The answer is donation-based clinics.” The Community Clinic takes place on every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 6-8pm at the Mandala Clinic and Community Center at 2516 Broadway across from the Boulder Community Hospital.
The Community Clinic is open to everyone and will feature many of the staff from the Mandala Integrative Medicine Clinic and other skilled practitioners from the Boulder area. The Mandala Center is unique in that it offers both the healing modalities to help achieve better health and classes to develop a personal practice to maintain that higher level of health and awareness. According to Lam, "The marriage of the Awareness arts to Integrative Medicine is already present in many people's lives in Boulder, but we held the vision that it could happen under one roof. Traditional Chinese Medicine is classically understood to consist of five branches: Nutrition, Movement exercises, Acupuncture, Herbology and Massage." The new clinic on Broadway has this covered with a dozen yoga instructors, 6 Acupuncturists, a Rolfer, 2 Massage Therapists, a Clinical nutritionist, a Midwife and a Reiki practitioner.
Sue Van Reyes and Judson Frost manage the yoga studio at the Mandala Community Center and explain, "
The word Mandala is rooted in Sanskrit and alternatively means circle, community and connection. We are unique in that we offer meditation classes following our yoga practice. Both the Community Clinic and the meditation classes are offered on a donation basis. Dana is a Pali word meaning generosity. It is a developed quality of the heart and mind. Many types of healing and meditation teaching have been handed down from teacher to student for thousands of years; all with generosity. By receiving donations from students and patrons, the handing down of ancient traditions was maintained.” The Community Clinic has a $25 suggested donation but all will receive support and care from the staff. Mark Fischer, the Acupuncturist helping to organize the clinic, says, "We are inspired to cultivate these qualities of generosity, abundance and healing for the entire community, which is why we choose to have no set price for these evenings. Please join us. Expand your heart, let go, give openly and receive openly!”
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