Weʼve raised £705 to give access to retreats to Suvarnagarbha for the next 3 years
- New York, NY, United States
- Social welfare
- Time left
- Funded on Sunday, 31st December 2017
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Suvarnagarbha is a friend, mentor and teacher to many. For the last 8 years he has been discretely but extensively supporting mitra study for groups and individuals on-line and in person, often for those of us who may not otherwise be able to easily access Dharma study in a Triratna context. Over time, nearly 100 people have directly benefited from his care and wisdom.
The Buddha taught that sharing the Dharma is the greatest possible gift. Survarnagarbha’s skill and commitment to offer this has been a tremendous gift to our diverse community, and in some cases truly transformative. It’s our turn now to support Survarnagarbha in accessing the Dharma in way that is meaningful to him.
The mitra study which Suvarnagarbha offers on a dana basis is currently his only source of livelihood. He lives VERY simply in a men’s community in Sheffield and has few needs. Today, with the donations he receives from his work, he is just about able to get by with basic needs (rent and food). But he does not receive enough funding to allow him to access retreats, nor attend Order Week-ends.
Suvarnagarbha, behind the scenes, is doing remarkable work for the Order, for its vitality and growth, locally and internationally. We would like to see his contribution more acknowledged and rejoiced in, as well as supported so that he can thrive. We want to see him be able to live out his Order life more fully and in greater connection with the larger Order, to which has given so much. Right now, money is the only thing getting in the way of that. Our goal is £3000, which will cover access to 2 retreats and 2 Order Week-ends a year for the next 3 years, including transportation costs.
Regardless of whether you have had the chance to study or not with him, please take a moment to consider making a contribution to this campaign.
Let’s create the nurturing conditions to allow Suvarnagarbha to continue generously supporting so many people hungry for the Dharma, around the world.
- 6 months ago
Savanna Luraschi6 months ago
So delighted to see that already we are close to 20% of our target with 19 supporters! We have just had wonderful news that Windhorse Trust has generously offered 300 GBP towards this fund. (It will be donated directly, not on this crowdsourcing page). So our total is now 885 GBP as I write this, close to 30% of our goal! Yey! Suvarnagarbha worked for Windhorse for a number of years. Deep bows of gratitude to the Windhorse Trust management team, and to Dhivan who made the request for consideration. Please continue to spread the word...
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Sep 7, 2017
Suvarnagarbha is one of the jewels of our movement, who has been a good friend of mine for some years now. He was also instrumental in helping me through a difficult time a few years ago. Good luck!
Aug 29, 2017
Aug 22, 2017
I am pleased to be asked
Aug 17, 2017
Best wishes my friend!
Aug 14, 2017
Lovely idea for a very lovely man
Aug 6, 2017
Succes with your action!
Aug 3, 2017
In grateful thanks for Suvarnagarbha's work as a dharma teacher, I want to support him into the future. Rob.
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