i pratice sacred dharma about 16 years.
i was in various retreats with my Gurus like: Mahamudra; Dzogchen, Tara, Vajraliaia, Kurukulle, Trinley Nyngpo etc
Hi my name is Paulo Minervino Napolitano. Many of you know me right.
I am a buddhist practitioner who lives in Brazil and my Gurus are Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and Phakchok Rinpoche.
Yesterday I received permission from Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche to engage in a 3 years Retreat at Gomde Pyrénées.
The retreat starts in 2021 and our retreat Master will be Lama Tenzin.
I come to ask your help so that I can cover the expenses of The 3 years and 6 months of the retreat.
Sponsoring a Practitioner on 3 years Retreat
Retreatants usually require financial sponsorship to cover the costs of food, electricity, gas, practice necessities such as tsog offering and offering to visiting high lamas who provide them instructions. Most monks who wish to join the retreat have limited, if any, financial support from their own families.
It is said that: "Supporting a person in retreat is considered as meritorious as if you yourself are doing the retreat." Sponsoring a retreat praticioner is a meaningful way to practice generosity. It would help the retreatants to concentrate on their retreats without having to worry over financial supports. This ultimately benefits the Sangha at large and ensures that the glorious and pure teachings of the Buddha and the unbroken lineage will continue to flourish in this degenerate time. Through it may all sentient beings be liberated.
If you cannot go into retreat yourself, why not consider helping by: Donating any amount towards supporting all the retreatants Sponsoring the expenses of a particular monk in retreat for the period of 1 year or throughout the 3 years.
Jamgön Kongtrul wrote:
"All the wisdom energy that circulates for a hundred years is equal to three years and three fortnightly. When all karmic energy is transformed into wisdom energy, enlightenment is achieved. This is the reason why Buddha Vajradhara status is said to be achieved by meditating for three years and three fortnight".
Kyabjé Trulshik Rinpoche also explains:
"Astrologically, it is good to be in retreat for a year, three years or five years. Staying two or four years wouldn't be so nice."
I want to say thank to everyone from the bottom of my heart and everyone will be in my prayers and dedications throughout the retreat.
*share if you can find someone who can be a sponsor of the retreat and who can benefit countless sentient people!
Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and Phakchok Rinpoche
Sponser my 3 years retreat on Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche Gomde in France
i need offering money to pay my retreat costs.