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 entities that have been created to support Bodhi Path activities, centers, and projects.
Donations to Support Ceremonies Commemorating Shamar Rinpoche (Shar Minub)
Many friends worldwide have inquired about means of paying homage to Shamar Rinpoche since his passing on June 11, 2014. Bodhi Path centers and students are invited to help through donating their support for ceremonies, travel costs, expenses for lamas and the monastic community, and other offerings.
Thaye Dorje, His Holiness The 17th Gyalwa Karmapa and numerous Rinpoches, monks, nuns, lamas and laypeople are traveling and gathering in various locations, including Kathmandu, to perform ceremonies and rituals commemorating the 1-year anniversary of Rinpoche's parinirvana.
Donated funds are also needed to support completion of the Shar Minub Monastery building project. More information is found in past newsletters. The funding for Phase 1, generously contributed by supporters over the past two months, will help finish key areas of the main building by May 2015 for the 1-Year Anniversary Ceremonies for Shamar Rinpoche.
Phase 2 funding is needed to complete the remaining areas in the main building, allowing the Institute to open and begin offering classes to both monastic and lay students worldwide.
Your generosity to Shamar Rinpoche’s projects is greatly appreciated. Donations will be used exclusively as instructed.
The schedule of prayers (pujas) and ceremonies for Spring 2015:
- Karmapa will return to Kathmandu on May 25 for important events in the Kathmandu Valley.
- From May 25 - 28, Karmapa will lead inauguration ceremonies for Lama Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche's new monastery, Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling.
- May 31, Karmapa arrives at Sharminub Institute in Kathmandu to lead the 1-Year Anniversary Ceremonies related to Shamar Rinpoche's Parinirvana.
- From June 2-8, Karmapa will lead Group Aspiration Prayers at Shar Minub for the Swift Return of Shamar Rinpoche. This begins on the 1-year anniversary of Rinpoche's Parinirvana and will continue for seven days. We expect thousands of lamas and lay supporters to attend these events.
Those wishing to contribute to this effort may donate through the following vehicles:
Donations supporting travel for local teachers
In addition, local Bodhi Path centers and students are invited to help resident teachers, who are traveling to Nepal for these anniversary events, 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.