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    Weʼve raised £4,621 to help Ricardo and Bruno get to Guhyaloka this April

    Funded on Thursday, 21st March 2019

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    A message from Ricardo and Bruno's Preceptor:

    Hi there

    Words cannot express our depth of gratitude to you for your generous donation towards the ordination retreat costs of Bruno Mendoza from Mexico and Ricardo Rico from Venezuela. Without your help it would have been impossible for them to attend a longer ordination retreat in Europe, something which we believe is vital for their spiritual training and for the vitality of Triratna in Latin America. And - thanks to you and others - they will be on their way on March 31! They will be at Guhyaloka for three months during which we expect them to be ordained. Ricardo will then return to Mexico for six months before going back to Merida, Venezuela where he will be actively working to develop the sangha there. Bruno will return to Toluca where he runs a Triratna group with his wife Bodhikamala.

    In the future, both Bruno and Ricardo are likely to make significant contributions to the development of Triratna in Latin America (in fact, they already have!) and so you can feel confident that your generous donation is not only helping them as individuals to move forward on their spiritual path but also it will contribute to the growing and deepening of the Triratna Sangha in Latin America.

    Thank you so much!

    If you would like to be made aware of Bruno and Ricardo´s progress after their ordinations, please get in touch.

    Nagapriya

    ubernaga [at] gmail [dot] com

    Ricardo Rico from Venezuela and Bruno Mendoza from Mexico have been invited to be ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order on a 4 month ordination course in Spain.

    Because of economic / currency rates the cost for the course is prohibitively high for both of these men. Because of the terible economic situation in Venezuela Ricardo would need 28 YEARS of his pension to cover the costs. It would take a year and half of Bruno's salary.

    Triratna is an international movement, so it would be great if we can make this wonderful opportunity available to everyone regardless of what country they are practicing in.

    Ricardo has been central to the life of the Merida Buddhist Centre in Venezuela for over 20 years. Without his participation, the Centre would not have survived. He asked for ordination more than twenty years ago and has remained faithful to Bhante´s vision during all that time.

    Bruno is responsible, together with his wife Bodhikamala, for the Triratna Toluca group in Mexico. This has now grown into a budding sangha. Bruno has been vital to this process and, as an Order member, he will be able to contribute to its growth so much more effectively.

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    • Todd Donnelly5 months ago
      Todd Donnelly

      Todd Donnelly

      5 months ago

      Sorry for the message being broken up in the sections. We are limited by the system, this is the only way I could let everyone know this message. Thanks Todd

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    • Todd Donnelly5 months ago
      Todd Donnelly

      Todd Donnelly

      5 months ago

      In the future, both Bruno and Ricardo are likely to make significant contributions to the development of Triratna in Latin America (in fact, they already have!) and so you can feel confident that your generous donation is not only helping them as individuals to move forward on their spiritual path but also it will contribute to the growing and deepening of the Triratna Sangha in Latin America. If you would like to be made aware of Bruno and Ricardo´s progress after their ordinations, please get in touch. Nagapriya ubernaga [at] gmail [dot] com

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    • Todd Donnelly5 months ago
      Todd Donnelly

      Todd Donnelly

      5 months ago

      They will be at Guhyaloka for three months during which we expect them to be ordained. Ricardo will then return to Mexico for six months before going back to Merida, Venezuela where he will be actively working to develop the sangha there. Bruno will return to Toluca where he runs a Triratna group with his wife Bodhikamala.

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    Supporters

    74

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 16, 2019

      £40.00

    • esther

      esther

      Mar 7, 2019

      Congratulations Bruno and Ricardo, I'm so happy you will be joining the order!

      £10.00

    • Akasasuri

      Akasasuri

      Feb 25, 2019

      May the Saddharma guide and inspire you for a very long time to come. Sadhu to both of you.

      £10.00

    • James Payne

      James Payne

      Feb 21, 2019

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 20, 2019

    • Tobias

      Tobias

      Feb 19, 2019

      See you in Spain hopefully!

      £50.00

    • Todd Donnelly

      Todd Donnelly

      Feb 19, 2019

      Matching some contributions and giving one last push!Looking forward to being up the mountain with you both!

      £200.00

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