Kamalashila Dana Bowl 2013
£7,983.95 raised of £9,000.00 target
£7,983.95 raised so far
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Dear friends, people I’ve met on retreats and on the train..
Would you consider supporting me in 2013?
This is the fourth year I’ve held out a begging bowl. I do a lot for the Dharma – teaching and writing, leading retreats, seminars and quite a few other things – and it doesn’t pay well. True, some of these activities give me donations which help support me, but they don’t bring in enough, even though my living costs are low. So I’m writing to ask your help in taking my work for the Dharma further.
My basic needs will be about £9000 in 2013.
London is working well for me as a base – I’ve a pleasant and very low rent garden flat in West Hampstead, and I can even hold small events here. From London it’s easy to get around – I’ve recently been travelling widely in the UK giving talks and in the autumn was doing weekly Day retreats in Glasgow and the LBC.
Since my book, Buddhist Meditation: Tranquillity, Imagination & Insight, was published last spring, I have mostly been teaching. There were several substantial retreats over the wet British summer, including Padmaloka, Vajraloka and the month-long Total Immersion retreat. Since then I have concentrated more on the Order, my current project being to persuade the larger Triratna centres to start dharma programmes for local Order members. I feel very committed to the retreat days I’m doing each week in London. I have also been hosting other senior teachers on these days and putting videos and audio recordings up on my website – see dharmadoor.org/
I plan to continue that outgoing phase over the spring. Then over the summer I’ll go into more of a retreat/writing mode. In the summer I’ll write; in the autumn I’ll be at Guhyaloka leading study on the three month Order retreat. It’s about time I went on a longer personal retreat, I think.
Thanks for reading this. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future. If you've given before, thanks a lot for your help in the past.
With all best wishes,
Charity Registration No. 1117287
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Thanks for your inspiring work Kamalashila. :)
Donation by Mr A Non E Mouse on 07/05/13
Donation by Anonymous on 05/05/13
In gratitude of all you do in The Dharma
Donation by Colchester Buddhist Centre Sangha on 04/05/13
Thank you, Kamalashila, for the time you spent with us. It was a rare treat. With much gratitude!
Donation by Sunada on 01/05/13
.Sorry you did not make the retreat at Rivendell. We had a "whip round" for you after and this is the result.
Donation by David White on 28/04/13
Donation by Stephen Sheard on 27/04/13
+ £2.50 Gift Aid
Dear Kamalashila, Thank you very much for offering teachings on this side of the Atlantic. I appreciate your efforts on our behalf very much.
Donation by Lilasiddhi on 19/04/13
Thanks for working with our North American Order group on our meditation skills. Viradhamma
Donation by David Creighton on 16/04/13
Hi Kamalashila, a little birthday present for you... with best wishes.
Donation by Dassini on 16/04/13
Fab retreat - thank you!
Donation by Jvalamalini on 20/03/13
Thanks very much for your clear teaching and guidance at LBC Monday mornings, plus making the talks available on FBA and elsewhere.
Donation by Saraka on 11/03/13
+ £12.50 Gift Aid
Donation by Padmaloka on 31/01/13
I have been listening to your talks on fba. Most recently: 'Our work as teachers'. The fruit of practice. Of huge benefit to the TBO. Thank you.
Donation by Jinamitra on 21/01/13
+ £25.00 Gift Aid
Thank you so much Kamalashila! See you in Finland!
Donation by Jnanagita on 21/12/12
Thank you for your visit to Glasgow
Donation by Saranajaya on 16/12/12
Dear Kamalashila, Thank you very much for your supportive book. I am looking forward to seeing you on the Brahma-Vihara-Retreat at Vimaladhatu.
Donation by Birgit Barten on 16/12/12
Donation by Ratnadevi on 13/12/12
A belated Thank You for your generosity in coming up to Glasgow and discussing the Dharma in such an open and honest way. Much appreciated.
Donation by Abhayavaca on 13/12/12
+ £2.50 Gift Aid
Donation by Anonymous on 11/12/12
thanks for all the good work you do love Padmajata
Donation by Gillian Thomas on 30/11/12
+ £5.00 Gift Aid
hope bowl gets full to the brim!
Donation by Ruth Archbold on 30/11/12
Hi Kamalashila. Keep up the great work. Particularly good to see you running more Order events.
Donation by Vajrashura on 30/11/12
A little something to fill your bowl
Donation by Akasapriya on 30/11/12
+ £6.25 Gift Aid
Sending all the best wishes, Locana
Donation by Elizabeth English on 30/11/12
Best wishes and thanks from Khemaka.
Donation by Len Seal on 26/11/12
+ £25.00 Gift Aid
- * Online donations£1,903.95
- Offline donations£6,080.00
- Text donations£0.00
- Total raised£7,983.95
- Gift Aid£214.75
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