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Country

United States

Practice

I have been studying and practicing Buddhist teachings for about five years.

I mostly attend online seminars and webcast from various spiritual mentors who explain the Buddhas teaching.

My main practice is taking refuge and the motivation of the Mahayana to lead all beings to awakening.

About

I am a African American student who really wants to do my best in practicing the Buddhas dharma.

I began my spiritual journey after the death of my grandma when I was 10. Her death affected me deeply and led to me contemplating impermanence, consciousness, and the truth of phenomenon.

For me to be able to spend time with a spiritual mentor in a setting such as the Lam Dre teaching is one of the highest goals in my life.

Purpose

The purpose for me wanting to attend these six week teachings is that it is a rare opportunity to learn the Buddhas teaching directly from His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin himself.

Also His Holiness the Dalai Lama has praised His Holiness the Sakya Trizin as “King of Vajrayana masters.”

I believe this will give me a great opportunity to fully commit myself to the teachings in a systematic and practical way.

Offering

As an offering, I will trace over a bodhi tree leaf and put your name in the center of the bodhi leaf tracing. I believe the Bodhi tree leaf is a good symbol of awakening and by having your name on it will be a good connection.

Cost breakdown

-Registration for the Lam Dre teaching is free.

-Participants arrange their own housing. Housing for the duration of the teachings at the airbnb I will be a guest at is $1,805.63

-I am asking for support with transportation to and from the teachings which I estimate to be a little over $400.

Funding until

20 May 2018 (Ended)

Amount Requested

$450.00

Raised

$453.00

100%

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