An Appeal to raise £2,000 per year for funds to assist the development of Triratna Buddhist Community activities in Ontario, Canada.
I'm Harshaprabha, Ordained into the the Triratna Buddhist Order in 1982. I've been visiting Toronto and Guelph since 2004 and Goderich since 2010, all on a bi-annual basis and have the vision to establish a Triratna Buddhist Community presence in the three locations! I also visited Sudbury in June 2015, leading a very successful weekend of Newcomers Events.
The intention is to raise funds to cover my two return air fares from the UK and if possible, a once a year return air fare for an Order Member living in Vancouver or the USA to contribute to Dharma activities in this fine Province.
The money acts as a foundation to encourage the establishment of the Triratna Buddhist Community in Ontario. A community which holds up the value of friendship, spiritual friendship at its heart.
I aim to raise £2,000.00 every year through your kindness and generosity. I have over the years raised over £3,000.00, some of this has been spent on helping a Friend Cam from Ontario visit our movement in the UK. He engaged with the Ipswich and Colchester Buddhist Centres and went on retreat at Padmaloka Retreat Centre in Norfolk. The other expenditure has been to assist me in my flights to and from Canada at various times. The balance in the account at the end of 2016 was £1090.00.
In these uncertain times in the World it would be good to develop new locations for the spread of the Dharma as translated by Urgyen Sangharakshita which benefits so many people throughout the World.
Should I exceed the target then I would also use the funds to make more regular and/or longer visits.
Donating through JUST GIVING is quick, easy and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor the Buddha-Dhamma. The Triratna Buddhist Community's Indrajala Trust receives your money directly and will pass it on to me. Furthermore, if you are a UK taxpayer, your gift is increased by the addition of 25% Gift Aid, plus 3% supplement. Thanks to all who read this, Harshaprabha (Essex, UK).
The front page photo was taken at the end of a Day Retreat in Goderich, Ontario. October 2014.
ps - I'm the one in the bright red sweater!