Manchester Sangha Mandala Walk

MANCHESTER SANGHA MANDALA WALK for Tiratanaloka [UN]LIMITED

Fundraising for Tiratanaloka Buddhist Retreat Centre
£8,500
raised of £18,000 target
by 142 supporters
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MANCHESTER SANGHA MANDALA WALK
We've outgrown our building. Right now dozens are waiting for a space on each retreat, and many more would come if they were able. We are fundraising for a bigger retreat centre with a bigger team, helping women join the Order for many years to come

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BUILD SANGHA. RAISE MONEY. GET FIT. HAVE FUN.

We are Moksasari and Debbie, members of the Manchester Sangha.

We both want to raise money for Tiratanaloka Unlimited as we are immensely grateful for the support, guidance and training offered by the team at Tiratanaloka to women training for ordination.

We both have experience of being unable to book a place on retreats due to the limited capacity at Tiratanaloka, and want to contribute to the realisation of a new, bigger, customised Retreat Centre.

We both enjoy walking and came across a new, long distance walk around Manchester; the Greater Manchester Ringway. The walk has 19 stages of varying degrees of ease and difficulty, and covers 180 miles, passing through all the environments Manchester has to offer; urban waterways, moss lands and farmland, moors and river valleys, and urban areas.

The Manchester Sangha has 142 Mitras, 90 of whom are women and 48 of them are training for ordination. 17 people in the Sangha have volunteered to be coordinators for sections of the walk with others behind the scenes. We wanted everyone in the Manchester Sangha to get involved if they can, by joining one or more walks (there will be one near you), helping to raise the profile of the project, fundraising and helping to build Sangha. Maybe join as a study group, Chapter GFR group.  Invite friends, family, work colleagues to join the walks and sponsor us.  We hope people from other Sanghas will join us too. We need all the help we can get to achieve our very ambitious target of £18,000 (£100 for every mile of the route).

We will walk the route as a protective Mandala, marking cardinal points with rituals to each of the Jinhas and concluding the walk at Manchester Buddhist Centre.

As well as raising money for such a worthy cause, it is also an opportunity to build our Sangha, get fit, and have some fun together. We start the walk at the end of March and complete the Mandala in October

You can find lots of information on how to join the walks, dates, meeting points etc., as well as keeping abreast with our progress here …… as well as at Manchester Buddhist Centre.

Please support us – no amount is too small

About the campaign

We've outgrown our building. Right now dozens are waiting for a space on each retreat, and many more would come if they were able. We are fundraising for a bigger retreat centre with a bigger team, helping women join the Order for many years to come

About the charity

It's all about friendship: helping women in their journey towards ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. We are a Buddhist community living together, running retreats and supporting each individual in the deepening of their Buddhist practice.

Donation summary

Total raised
£8,499.76
+ £1,832.26 Gift Aid
Online donations
£8,499.76
Offline donations
£0.00

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