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Weʼre raising £7,500 to help Ricardo and Bruno get to Guhyaloka this April

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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 Donnelly3 days ago
    Todd Donnelly

    Todd Donnelly

    3 days ago

    We have raised just under 60% of the amount needed to get Bruno, Richardo and their preceptor to guhyaloka this April. I am happy to amount we have had two large (and anonymous) donations of £1000 and £450 This will be given outside of JustGiving so we are now at £5750, THAT IS 75% OF OUR TOTAL!

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  • Todd Donnelly18 days ago
    Todd Donnelly

    Todd Donnelly

    18 days ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Just over half way....

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Page last updated on: 2/21/2019 11.32



  • James Payne

    James Payne

    Feb 21, 2019

  • Anonymous


    Feb 20, 2019

  • Tobias


    Feb 19, 2019

    See you in Spain hopefully!


  • 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!


  • Viriyalila, Boston USA

    Viriyalila, Boston USA

    Feb 19, 2019


  • Anonymous


    Feb 18, 2019

  • Jo Wace

    Jo Wace

    Feb 16, 2019

    Wishing you all the best and hoping you reach your goal!

Todd Donnelly

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