I'm Ani Yangchen, a Buddhist nun from Australia. i write this message of request for your help from my 8 ft x 10 ft make-shift hut in Australia.
As many of you know I travel to the USA -.Poolesville, Maryland, to Kunzang Odsal PALYUL Changchub Choling every year to be with my Teacher Jetsunma Akhon Lhamo and Her sangha of ordained and lay people.
As a western ani, we do not have the benefit of patrons, so my quest for Teachings,retreat and travel is self-funded ..I make this clear as i am ASKING you to consider contributing to this MAJOR FUNDRAISER - not for me personally, but for all those who will get the same benefit I gratefully seek out..
Over my few years of traveling back and forth to Kunzang Odsal PALYUL Changchub Choling I have personally witnessed what can be gained from such communities.
People of all faiths and cultures visit this sacred place to sit in contemplation, or worship. They come for many reasons, in joyfulness or great sadness. Some stay, some go their way but all gain strength to continue on their PATH.
This hub of sacredness, with its relics, stupas, temple, texts and sangha is more than a cultural bridge of western to eastern Buddhism .it is a Pure Light of Buddhism in this decadent age, thanks to the wisdom of HH Kyabje Drubwang Penor Rinpoche in recognizing Jetsunma Akhon Lhamo and Her profound compassionate activities.
Any offering given with bodhichitta , as small as the price of a candle or a cup of coffee will generate untold benefit.
Heartfelt thanks to you who have read this .
Thank you for supporting my fundraising campaign, Marlene Richardson
Please help to restore rebuild and insure its continued presence in this world for all our sakes.