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‘Animals here are better off than human beings in this cursed, holy region’

Despite its economic successes, India is a place where some are still oppressed by the caste system, poverty, hunger and exploitative moneylending?

HUNGER is an everyday reality for Nanku Bhuyian, a Maha Dalit or lowest-caste widow from the remote and arid Jalhe Bhongia village in India’s eastern Bihar state, seemingly forgotten by the local authorities.

On a good day, the 50-year-old and her family of six survive on boiled roots and leaves from the native chakura tree – provided she can manage to scrounge some water and firewood and wild fruits foraged from the swiftly depleting forest 21km away – a 12-hour return journey.

It has been months since Bhuyian or her family ate either an onion or a potato. They simply cannot afford either.

On other days, they often go to sleep hungry and thirsty as the only pump in the village frequently runs dry and the trip to the nearest, fetid water pond over hard, sun-baked earth takes more than three hours to negotiate during the summer months.

Five years ago, Bhuyian’s only son, Heera Lal (30), and 13 famished villagers died after consuming the remains of a goat which they exhumed a week after it was buried on the outskirts of Jalhe, barely 150km south of the provincial capital, Patna.

“Animals here are better off than human beings in this cursed, holy region,” the illiterate Bhuyian said last week of her predominantly lowest-caste village, which is close to Bodh Gaya, the place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment 2,555 years ago under a giant tree before going on to propagate Buddhism.

“At least they die with dignity; we don’t even have that luxury,” she added matter-of-factly, recounting in unsettling detail her son’s death as several of her grandchildren milled listlessly around her in searing temperatures of over 45 degrees.

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Energy Healing

Healing Day – Saturday, May 28, 2011 (12:00 – 5:00 PM)

Paper Kite Healing Day

When: Saturday, May 28, 2011 (12:00 – 5:00 PM)

Where: Downtown Vancouver, 1107 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC

Please join us for an afternoon of healing treatments. All treatments are offered on a by donation basis benefiting Paper Kite Children’s Foundation.


Reiki: Reiki is an ancient art of energy healing. It uses universal energy creating balance and well being on a physical, emotional and spiritual level.

Naturopathic: Naturopathic treatment blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. The naturopathic philosophy is to stimulate the healing power of the body and treat the underlying cause of disease.

Chiropractic: Chiropractic is a form of alternative medicine that emphasizes diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

Heart Resonance Therapy: Heart Resonance Therapy is able to resonate a powerful “Divine Love Centered” energy field and transform disease through the process of entrainment. In doing so, HRT provides a deep sense of calming relaxation that has the potential to affect one’s life even days after receiving only one treatment session.

Akashic Records: Each person has an individual Soul Record of their soul’s experiences, which is contained in the Akashic Records, a vast cosmic library that stores all that has ever happened. In a Soul Record session, your current and other lifetimes are accessed to reveal what is creating your current reality. Issues can be cleared and transformed in the light of understanding as you remember the deeper truth of who you are.

We are suggesting a minimum donation of $20 for 20-minute session.

Please RSVP


Profile of Healers

Petra Treitz (Reiki): Petra is a registered Holistic Nutritionist, graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2010, specializing in all aspects of Holistic Nutrition including Body, Mind and Spirit. She believes the body is able to heal itself when provided with wholesome nutrition, unprocessed/untreated foods without chemicals and a healthy emotional state of mind. She is a big believer and fan of Reiki.

Dr. Keith Condliffe, B.A., N.D. (Naturopathic): Dr. Condliffe owns the Awen Health Centre in Vancouver and has a particular interest in healing from chronic infection and autoimmune disease. His inspiration is the healing spirit in all of us and his everyday purpose is to leave people feeling balanced, powerful and trusting life.  Website:

Dr. Jamie Hennessy (Chiropractor): Dr. Jamie Hennessy received his doctor of chiropractic degree from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. With a strong background in strength conditioning and personal fitness, he is focused on providing individuals with the tools they need to optimize their health. His goal is to work with his clients so that they can achieve pain free movement and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Website:

Johannes Jenkner (Heart Resonance Therapy): Johannes Jenkner is a long time volunteer of Paper Kite. He got the transmission for Heart Resonance Therapy and Heart Resonance Therapy levels 1 and 2 in 2010 and has been a Heart Resonance Therapy practitioner since then.

Catherine Malone (Akashic Records): Catherine Malone has been an avid explorer of metaphysics and the subtle dimensions for 20 years. Her formal training has included akashic records consultation, yoga, meditation, astrology, chanting, sound healing, the chakras, reiki and energy healing. She currently offers individual Soul Record sessions, lectures and programs with the wisdom of the Akashic Records. Website:

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