Monday, 15 November 2010

great response to the appeal for the Dzogchen Monastery fundraising.

Bruno writes:

Dear Friends,

Just a short mail to thank you all for your support and contribution to last Saturday's impromptu fundraiser for the late Tulku Pegyal Rinpoche's monastery in Kathmandu.

The day was extremely successful indeed!

With your help, as of this morning, we have raised a grand total of euro 1,515.65 !!!

Many thanks again to Amy Jennings who saw the conditions of the monastery and re-emerging sangha when she was over there last winter, and subsequently brought it to our attention.

Amy will be returning to that part of the world again next weekend and has very kindly agreed to make a detour to include Kathmandu. So she will be able to deliver our donation in person.

If you would like to follow the progress of Dzogchen Monastery, please go to www.nepaldzogchen.blogspot.com and register for updates by email.

Incidentally, this form of Dharma Bring and Buy was an extremely easy thing to organise and I strongly recommend it as a simple means of fundraising if you should need to do so in the future.

Again, many many thanks on behalf of Tulku Sangye Dorjé, the new abbot of Dzogchen Monastery, Kathmandu, for all your loving support and good wishes.

love,

bruno

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Buddhist Bring and Buy Bonanza at Bruno’s !

Here's news from Bruno: Please help if you can.

In Aid of Dzogchen Monastery, Kathmandu
[Founded by Tulku Pegyal Rinpoche in 1995]
1pm sharp SATURDAY 13 NOVEMBER
41 PRIORY ROAD, OPPOSITE MOUNT ARGUS CHURCH,
KIMMAGE/HAROLD’S CROSS, DUBLIN 6W
[Buses: 54a or 19a from Dame St.] Bruno Breathnach 087 686 7062.

This is an emergency appeal for urgent funds.
After Tulku Pegyal’s passing in 2001, his monastery fell into a steady decline. Without adequate care or financial support, the almost new monastery started to crumble, the practising sangha started to become ill without enough food and over time many had to disperse to other places in order to survive.
But that is all changing now. A core group of the remaining monks and nuns, under a brand new abbot [appointed by Dzogchen Rinpoche], are reaching out to you personally for urgent support. They are repairing and rebuilding and have recently admitted nine little boys from Tibet to become the seed of the future sangha.
So PLEASE bring all your unwanted dharma books, pictures, objects and buddhas, and sell them in aid of this very good cause.
It’s a simple idea really… Just price your dharma goods before you arrive with them. Sell them here and donate the money to Dzogchen Monastery, Nepal. But please remember to also come prepared to BUY things too – either for yourself or as gifts for others - from books and CDs maybe selling for €5 or €10+ all the way up to incredible Buddha statues valued at €200+ [We will also send over any donations we receive by post, or on the day]
FOR FULL INFORMATION ABOUT THE BENEFICIARY OF THIS APPEAL, AND THE BACKGROUND, PLEASE ENJOY
WWW.NEPALDZOGCHEN.BLOGSPOT.COM

Monday, 1 November 2010

Dalai Lama to visit Ireland in 2011

Following on from the last post, here is a link to the proposed visit of the Dalai Lama to Ireland in 2011. Thanks to John Keeling for passing on the information.

and here's the link!

http://dalailamaireland.com/