Happy Losar (Tibetan New Year)!
I’m writing today with an important request! We are now ready to begin a Building Fund for the Guhyasamaja Center!
The purpose of this fund is for the center to be able to buy a place which will become a holy place for hosting teachings, meditation, prayers, and for holding holy objects for decades to come! We’ve been building for years towards this moment of actively pursuing that goal.
So, according to the Tibetan calendar, today begins the Days of Miracles which run from February 7 through 20. These two weeks commemorate the Buddha’s performance of great miracles in India. During this sacred 2 weeks, the results of positive karmic actions are multiplied one hundred million times!
So, we are setting a goal related to creating positive karma together during this time of miracles for success in getting a stable place for the Guhyasamaja Center. We are requesting that 100 people make a contribution of any size towards the building fund between February 7 -20. Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche often points out that all success comes from merit—from positive karma. So, we need to create positive karma together for the center to succeed in this great goal. Remember, karma is increased during this time; so by giving one dollar one creates karma like having offered one hundred million dollars, giving ten dollars is like giving one billion, giving one hundred dollars is like ten billion, and so on.
Remember, karma means action. Even if you don’t have 100% faith, if you practice giving now with a sincere motivation, then good results will inevitably come.
So, on behalf of Guhyasamaja Center, we are very, very sincerely asking that (to benefit yourself and others) you contribute any amount—even just one dollar, ten dollars, or one hundred dollars—to the center’s building fund during these Days of Miracles from February 7-20.
I will actually open the bank account for this fund at the beginning of March to allow time for all donations to arrive. But, please be sure to write your check or dedicate your donation during this holy time!
If you’ll be attending teachings during this time period, then you can pass your donation to Dina or Jeff, letting them know clearly that it’s for the building fund. Or you can mail your donation in any amount to:
P.O. Box 1511
Centreville, VA 20122
Please mark your donation clearly as for the building fund.
Then, over the next few months, we’ll be gradually initiating various fund-raising strategies to further develop this fund so as to succeed in buying a permanent home for the center. The success of those efforts will depend on having good karma together. So, please do send an initial donation during this holy time, dedicating the karmic energy so that together and with the blessings of all the Buddhas and enlightened beings, we can help to create miraculous benefits for the welfare of all suffering sentient beings!
Om Mani Padme Hum!
Center Director, Guhyasamaja Center