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2019 Fundraising Appeal


Dear Members, Participants and Friends of Guhyasamaja Center,


We're currently approaching a sacred period according to the Tibetan lunar calendar; a time which runs from mid-May into June and includes "Vesak" on June 17, which is the anniversary of the Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and passing into parinirvana.


So, I'm writing today to ask for your help for our center. Each year, we do our main, annual fundraising appeal at this time because the meritorious karma of giving is said to be greater at this time. In past years, your generous response to this annual appeal has made the difference between the center meeting its expenses for the year or failing to do so. Our center's continued existence depends upon your generosity!


This year, you can either give to the center's general operating fund or you can specify that your donation is specifically aimed at paying down the mortgage. If you wish to help pay down the mortgage, please add a note that says "pay down the mortgage fund" to your donation.

We've been offering an active program at the center so far this year, and we have even more planned as we move into summer! In March we again hosted teachings by Geshe Sherab; he taught on Arya Nagarjuna's Letter to a Friend and on the 8 Verses of Mind Training. Ven. Dondrub (our Spiritual Program Coordinator) led 12 drop-in meditation classes, two rounds of Buddhism in a Nutshell, two rounds of Meditation 101, monthly Medicine Buddha pujas, a Guru Puja in honor of Lama Yeshe, a study group on Lama Yeshe's Freedom Through Understanding, a study group on His Holiness the Dalai Lama's How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life, and also offering visiting hours and Skype sessions.


I have been continuing to teach Saturday classes on Lama Tsongkhapa's Middle Length Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lamrim), and we're currently on the section on special insight/wisdom in those classes. I've also been continuing to lead the series of 8 Days of Recitation and Retreat for the Well-being of the Nation and the World; we recently completed the 6th of our 8 days!


In terms of upcoming programs, Ven. Robina Courtin will be visiting the center to teach for a weekend in July. In August, we will host another 5 days of teachings by Ven. Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa on the "Perfection of Wisdom" chapter of Chandrakirti's Supplement to the Middle Way. We are also finalizing plans for another teaching visit by Ven. George Churinoff that should include a weekend on The Heart Sutra, a weeknight on the Jataka Tales (stories from past lives of the Buddha when he was still a bodhisattva) and a weekend on mahamudra. Plans for other programs are also in the works!


We hope that you'll express your love and compassion by helping the center at this time! Your help really plays an important role in keeping Guhyasamaja Center in existence, allowing it to continue offering the Dharma in the D.C. area!


In order to donate you can bring a check to any center event and place it in the donation basket, you can mail a check to our P.O. Box (given at the bottom of this letter), or you can donate online via our website using Paypal.


Whether you attend center events occasionally, participate regularly in classes, volunteer at the center, or find our on-line resources useful we'd like to thank you for your involvement with the center and for your help!



Lorne Ladner, Ph.D.
Center Director, Guhyasamaja Center



You can donate by mailing a check to:


Guhyasamaja Center

P.O. Box 1511

Centreville, VA 20122


Or online via our website by clicking here.

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