I am a beginner, having just found the path thru my friend and him teaching me about how the teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni and Christ Jesus are in concert with one another, and how Christ and Chenrezik are the same heart, the heart of love and compassion for all beings throughout space and time, not one left behind.
I am a 60-year-old man whose soul is dead, and I need a spiritual awakening.
Kyabje Garchen Rinpoche, Drupon Thinley Ningpo, 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Repa Dorje Odzer (Lama Justin von Bujdoss), etc.
I would like to follow my dear personal friend into personal 2-week retreat at Garchen Buddhist Institute in Chino Valley, Arizona. He has expressed to me his intention to go and practice under the guidance of the Garchen Institute lamas, including his root guru, Garchen Rinpoche, especially now that Rinpoche has retired from traveling as of December 2019.
I am new to this path, and as such can only really confidently say that I will pray from the depths of my heart for any and all donors who contribute to helping me go into retreat. I also offer to pay this kindness and generosity forward, helping sponsor retreatants in the future.
$150 = Greyhound bus ticket
$140 = Outdoor camping @ Garchen Institute ($10/night x 14 nights)
$200 = Food expenses
$111 = Provisions for retreat/personal items
$121 = Personal offering to Garchen Institute lamas
$108 = approx. 15% for TOB/PayPal fees
$830 = Total