Giving to Bodhi Path
Bodhi Path centers and projects are supported entirely by donations. You can support the activities of Bodhi Path either by donating to individual centers, or by donating to regional foundations that have been created to support Bodhi Path activities, centers, and projects.
Donations to Support Ceremonies Commemorating Shamar Rinpoche's Passing
Many friends worldwide have inquired about paying homage to Shamar Rinpoche during this especially important 49-day period following Rinpoche's passing. Bodhi Path centers are helping to support ceremonies, travel costs, expenses for lamas and the monastic community, and offerings.
The 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Thaye Dorje and numerous Rinpoches, monks, nuns, lamas and laypeople are traveling and gathering in various locations to perform ceremonies and rituals as Rinpoche’s Kudung (remains) travels toward Nepal for the final cremation ceremony on July 31, 2014.
Those wishing to contribute to this effort may donate through the following vehicles:
Funds will support the expense of pujas during these 49 days, which includes sponsoring thousands of monks for travel, housing, food and offerings. It will also support the preparations for the cremation, building a Kudung stupa, as well as decorations inside Shar Minub temple, which is still under construction. Also there are costs related to transportation for land and air travel of Shamar Rinpoche’s Kudung from Germany to Asia and across Asia, as well as for the lamas that have been invited to join the ceremonies. Additionally, it is appropriate to make offerings to the many Rinpoches and lamas who are participating.
Donated funds will be deisgnated to the organizers of the events at the conclusion of the 49-days of spiritual practices.
The schedule of pujas (prayers) and ceremonies is as follows:
- June 11 to June 21 Renchen Ulm, Germany
- June 22 to July 1 Karmapa International Buddhist Institute, Delhi, India
- July 1 to July 13 Shri Diwakar Institute, Kalimpong, India
- July 13 to July 31 Shar Minub Institute, Kathmandu, Nepal
Donations supporting travel for local teachers
In addition, local Bodhi Path centers have initiated campaigns to help resident teachers who are traveling to Nepal at the end of July with their airfare and hotel costs. These offerings can be given through local Bodhi Path centers, directly to resident teachers, or through Wisdom Foundation in the USA, and are greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your efforts, wishes, and generosity. It is a profoundly unifying time as we work together to pay respect and homage to our founder, Shamar Rinpoche.