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Tibetan  Medicine

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General  Conditions






Cairn  International  Studies

Cairn  International  Studies will improve European students' ability to work in an increasingly globalized environment in Nepal and surrounding Asia. The goal is to prepare European students and trainees for focused international tasks, promote interactive and communicative skills and encourage an open and receptive attitude towards the Himalayan region ethnic cultures. Cairn Euro-Asian Network will further increase opportunities for internships, field-research and online studies within an international dimension and with selected international experts cooperation.

Cairn Cross-Cultural Awareness program stresses that for an Euro-Asian cross-cultural training to be effective as an enhancement for an international development organization, it must deal with several complexities in the learning process, including that of providing flexible options for genuine Projects-based Cultural Immersion. Just providing information, or some online courses, is not an effective approach for the future Euro-Asian relations, beyond that of a basic introductory level. 

Cairn believes that such training should be an interactive intercultural process, through the use of flexible training modules being a menu of Cultural Immersion Options organized in strategic target-sites, where the behavioral situation, case studies, scenarios, critical incidents, catharsis and crisis resolution, will bring participants and beneficiaries focused and longterm results.


Cairn is also launching a stepwise development of a Mixed Mode Postgraduates and Masters ECDL/ECTS Certification centered around disciplines initiated from the EU partners units and linked with the pressing issues of Nepal/Asian LDCs Development Management. This unique mode of study allows students the flexibility to study through a combination of residential home courses in the EU, field-study in Asia, group sessions and flexible distance learning.  The recommended pattern of study starting in 2004/2005 is currently under-design, for the following options.






General  Programme  Options  (*)

(c) RWL 2004-05 (adapted draft- only)

Cairn  international collaboration programs with selected European and Asian High education Institution (HEI) Units join the contemplative philosophy practices of awareness with a 21st century global citizenship intervention. Cairn approaches international education from a wide perspective being useful to both students, trainees and the local target- communities - one that includes the ethics, intellect, intuitive insight, motivation, clairvoyance, and a willingness to explore with mind and heart together. Studying and living overseas fosters intercultural competence, critical thinking, and the ground for compassionate engagement with the world.

Cairn Options offer opportunities for strategic sites exploration, indepth needs diagnosis, seeking of remedials, as well as vision and growth at the personal, community and professional level. Our programs are designed to meet a variety of interests and needs - from Introduction Certificates (ECTS/ECDL) upto Postgraduate Masters and intensive training seminars to expand your field of work and enrich your every day.   Cairn Fall 2004-05 Highlights Menu include:


General  Programme  Options / Click on Options for more details


 Personalized Project  Certificate  and  Diploma Duration 
Cross-Cultural Awareness
Option 01: HRD & ICT-/VLE Certificate  and  Diploma Certif: 1 Year / Dipl: 3 years
Option 02: Development Policy Certificate  and  Diploma CDS Certif: 1 Year / Dipl: 3 years
Option 03: Counselling Short Courses Certificate  Open Learning: 1 to 3 years
Option 04: Psychology HRD Certificate  and  Diploma Certif: 1 Year / Dipl: 3 years
Option 05: Org Management Short Courses Certificate  Open Learning: 1 month EU
Option 06: Marketing Online Short Courses Certificate Open Learning: 1 month EU
Option 07: Doctorate Studies Professional Doctorate Thesis : 3 to 5 Years
Option 08: Tibetan Medicine Health Anthropology ECTS Open Learning  Credits
Option 09: Shamans Rituals Health Anthropology ECTS Open Learning  Credits (*)
Option 10: Phenomenology Phenomenology R&D Open Learning  Credits (*)
Option 11: Cultural Awareness Certificate  and  Diploma Open Learning: 1 to 3 years
Option 12: Visual Anthropology Certificate  and  Diploma Certif: 1 Year / Dipl: 3 years
Option 13: Energo- Therapy Certificate  and  Diploma For clinical practitioners only!

All Options allow Cultural Immersion or Coaching R&D in Nepal/S-Asia and/or the EU. For (*) Clinical Praxis Options, please take direct contact with RWL for your personalized project MoU!

Participatory Evaluation and
Group Facilitation Pedagogy 


NB: all Options cited hereabove may be done in a non-academic/non-credits fashion, if interested...







Cairn  Education Counselling  Services

CAIRN  Education Counselling Center will assist higher education students, 
trainees and/or researchers in making rational and cost-effective decisions,
while reviewing the process and curriculum options, presented hereunder :


 Cairn  Mission  Statement  

  Joint- Postgraduate,  Masters  &  Doctorate  Studies  (General Programme)

  Culture  Change  Options

  CAIRN  Postgraduate  Degrees Certification (ECTS/ECDL)

  CAIRN  Cultural Immersion Field-studies (Tentative Itinerary)

  CAIRN  Cultural Immersion Field-studies - Case Studies (ie: Tibetan Medicine)

  CAIRN  Consortium - HEIs/NGOs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Partnership

  CAIRN  Consortium - Euro-Asia Network: Asia-Link / Erasmus Mundus Project (R&D)

  CAIRN  Consortium - A General Outlook

Please click on " A General Outlook" hereabove for a one page, full programme details!



Cross-cultural  Awareness  Volunteer  Programme

The Cairn Euro-Asian Cross-cultural  Awareness  Volunteer  Programme  has a genuine cross-cultural  immersion learning and research experience as its main goalAs an innovative initiative in Euro-Asia university and High Education Institutions (HEIs)  linkages, this platform  is widely regarded as timely and appropriate, provided that key element of its strategy be refocused as much on the future of sustainable and relevant high education exchange niches, than addressing Asian LDCs pressing priorities and bringing more awareness on Nepal dramatic current issues. This innovative programme is accordingly the only one of its kind, which links  European researchers with strategic sites selected in the Himalayan region and places them accordingly at grassroots in a most favourable position to assess the prospectives of Asia. While on the one hand, it addresses the future relations of Europe with Asia LDCs emerging economies and the result of imported development policies, Cairn also seeks for innovative, beneficial and ethical personal development avenues within the rich traditional, philosophical and cultural heritage of the Himalayas, which as tools in terms of attitude, knowledge and decision-making process may lead to better understanding, mutual respect and collaboration.

With activities being organized under the legal umbrella of registered local HEIs and non-profit  organizations (NGOs), such as the St-Xavier Campus(SXC), St-Xavier's Social Services Center

(SXSSC), Nepal Institute for Health Science (NIHS), RECID (TU/IOM), KUNPHEN Tibetan Medical Center, KAILASH Tibetan Medical Center (Amchi Jampa), and/or other selected  intervenors and community support groups, Cairn offers a unique choice of true experiential and professional opportunities for thesis researchers, postgraduate students, professionals and/or international volunteers, including the possibility to enjoy the amazing beauty of the Himalayan region nature, rich culture and real involvement with people in daily life.

Given that this programme is fundamentally about creating and expanding new and sustainable structural opportunities for students, researchers and trainees to share and upgraded their knowledge, attitude and awarenness, it will remain flexible and based upon students projects,  within a Menu of Open Learning ECTS/ECDL Options. While the present set of priorities range from ‘Human Resource Development’ (HRD), ‘e-Marketing Online Curriculum Development’ and other technical market-driven categorisations,  emphasis is being brought to cover areas being: Social/Health Anthropology, Clinical Anthropology, Psychotherapy, Ethnomedicine, Drug Abuse Counselling Training, Tsa-rLung Tibetan Medicine Energotherapy, Tantras, Philosophy, Languages, Arts & Humanities, Investigation Journalism and other more precise topics which may be developed without limitations by students or trainees in order to address their objectives.

Responding to the needs of future relations between Europe and Asia, Cairn Erasmus will seek,  encourage and support Projects that reflect the urgent need for more awareness on LDCs priorities. For doing so, it has taken steps since several years to gather a core of respected/experienced EU and Asian scholars and interveners, who all are involved on a daily basis in universities and NGOs services in/with least developed Asian countries (LDC) and who bring the much needed constructive but critical appraisal tools and resources for an effective cooperation. While focusing on the evaluation of the past for fostering the future, Cairn original approach is in the two-fold nature of its Curriculum Options studying as much the European and Asian spiritual heritage values, than personality or modern e-technology. 

Following  the recent European Commission  decisions, the new Erasmus Mundus programme
partnerships will be developed to strengthen European/Asian co-operation and international links in higher education by supporting high-quality  European/Asian   Joint-curriculum Masters Courses, enabling students and visiting scholars to engage in postgraduate study 
at European universities, as well as by encouraging the outgoing mobility of European students and scholars towards third Asian countries.

The CAIRN new scheme will proceed using both Cultural Immersion (Tour&Study) in selected strategic sites in Asia, as well as the usual combination of online courses, lectures, seminars, group work and practical fieldwork, including a dissertation. Students will be continuously assessed by tutors online on the basis of their essays, report writing and presentation of portfolios. There are no examinations for this programme, as the final aim is based on personalized experiential and tailored project which fulfilment will require genuine and continuous efforts on the ground...



Strategic  Asian Target-site(s)  Location

Situated in the strategic site of Boddhnath Stupa ( KTM Valley Nepal), itself a crossroad and 
a renown pilgrimage powerplace, Cairn Consortium is at the core of the Himalayan region outstanding beauty, as well as immerged into local religious, cultural, commercial and (post-) development issues. As a Regional HEIs/NGOs Network, Cairn also has other selected partners located in North India (Sarnath, Varanasi, Delhi and Tsopema HP), Tibet - TAR (Nyalam, Lhasa, Kham) and China (Shanghai), Thailand, Burma (Myanmar) and Bali...

From their learning, seeing, talking, listening, practicing, experiencing, travelling and discussing – Cairn programme participants will emerge from their stay with a different view of Asia, of their home country and also perhaps of themselves.  For some, this will have been their first encounter with Nepalese, Tibetans or Chinese, and they will return home with much to ponder. Perhaps for some others the greatest reward will have been the friendships established with other participants, and with the local people and youth they got to know.  Regardless of the respective backgrounds, Cairn will have been a meeting place for some of the brightest and most interesting students and will be remembered and valued for the rest of their lives.

Personalized project's tutoring/coaching will enhance participant’s ability to understand 

their experiential, as being Gestalts immersed in a broad geopolitical eco-social structure, 
its symbolic efficacy and ongoing cultural changes, for which appraisal most Europeans 
and Asians similarly are often ill-prepared. 


CAIRN  Innovative  Pedagogy

(Tentative Itinerary & Process)

During 28 days minimum and to upto 4-5 months maximum, motivated high school students or researchers being gathered from various parts of Canada, UK, the United States and Europe, will come to Bodhanath Stupa - KTM to live, study, practices and travel together in the whole of the Himalayan range, exploring a very different culture and lifestyle, and a very different perceptions of people and themselves.  They will experience both the traditions and changes that make the Stupa of Bodhanath so distinctive and so important for being able to grasp and understand insights of the present things, and things to come, in a variety of ways enabling them to understand what they see. 

Participants will choose from a wide variety of online courses, or bring a personal research theme, allowing them to gain an understanding of some of the key concepts, background and methodology of some of the controversial topics that are at the forefront of the changes sweeping through Nepal, Tibet, China and India. From the meeting of these prerequisite with their experiential, they will be in position to appreciate the deep traditions and history that underlie everything that happens in the Himalayan region and around. 

Students and researchers will work with qualified NGOs experts, academic tutors of repute and the young local generation to undertake different field studies and investigate for themselves the key issues of their projects. Coaching, supervision and daily briefings, sometimes discussed in classes is an important aspect of the quality of experiential. Through extensive opportunities they will meet and talk with a wide range of people, from lamas, artists, businessmen, NGOs or HEIs officials, to ordinary shopkeepers, youth and workers, by visiting villages, urban homes, SMEs small enterprise workplaces, local NGOs, monasteries, temples, schools, they will compare what they learn in class with what they experience themselves. This combination of high-level academic instruction with project-based investigative learning, discussions and debates, and online broadband interaction with database online is what will make Cairn programme a unique opportunity, in a unique place.

Face to face language tutorials in Nepalese, Indi, Tibetan and/or Chinese are made available as options for those who seek the abilities which will allow them to share, understand, develop, or hone their skills in close contact with local people.

Demolition of the old and construction of the new are everywhere, including the effects of the ongoing Maoists insurgency. This is the time to register what Nepalese, Tibetan and Chinese people are feeling, living through and hoping for now.  Students will forever be referring to this experience by saying, "When I studied there, this is what Nepal was like…."






Euro-Asia Transcultural   Cultural Immersion  Volunteer  Options

15, 21~ days,  and  upto 4 months in  Nepal,  India or Tibet (TAR)
Quality  Escorted  Experiential  Tours  & R&D  Field-studies  in
 Tibetan  Traditional  Medicine  and  Tantras  Psychology, 
Arts Therapy,  Himalayan Shamans Healing
and Divination,  Termas  Powerplaces :



  • Gain an understanding of cross-cultural differences

  • Develop ways to improve communications between NGOs  employees and colleagues in Asia, Europe and the US, or  between academic multicultural teams 

  • Gain a better understanding of how cultural differences impact communications, management and business development

  • Understand Asian & Western business etiquette & protocol

  • Gain an understanding of how the Asians, Americans and Europeans view each other

  • Understand the intricacies of cross-border marketing

  • Develop print and web content that is culturally sensitive 





CAIRN also organizes non-credit specialization field-study certificates
in Nepal/Himalayan Region for clinical professionals and scholars


 Erasmus Mundus and Asia-Link Framework: Y2005-06

 Cross-Cultural Awareness Applied Psychology Training

 Tibetan Medicine Philosophy and Materia Medica (ECTS)


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Nepal / Himalayan Region
Field-study  Itineraries
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CAIRN also organizes non-credit specialization field-study certificates
in Nepal/Himalayan Region for clinical professionals and scholars

































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CAIRN Consortium  is joining together human resources counselling training  and
ICT- / Adult Education Online   technology  for a renewed  Euro-Asian  expertise 

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