How We Got Here
Lotus Garden was founded in 2003 by Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche as the seat of the great Mindrolling lineage in the West. The retreat center has been the site of many teachings, transmissions and practices and has been blessed by great masters. Each year it is visited by students from around the world who come to attend programs or do retreats.
During the inauguration of Lotus Garden in 2005, the temple site was selected in consultation with Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen and fundraising began. In the fall of 2015, having met Rinpoche’s initial fundraising goal, construction began on the new temple at Lotus Garden. Mindrol Gatsal, named by Rinpoche, features elements of both Tibetan and Japanese architecture.
The successful fundraising of the past years has now led us to Phase 3 a crucial stage in the blossoming of this multi-year project.
Not only must the exterior work be completed, but the main shrine–currently under construction–must be furnished and decorated with all the traditional murals, statues, and gold-leafed ornaments. Additionally, the views from the temple’s large windows will look out over a lovely four-tiered landscaped garden with paths and flowering trees which Rinpoche has named the Garden of the Four Immeasurables.
Please Consider a Donation
Through their generous offerings, our many temple donors have made it their legacy to ensure the future of Buddhadharma in the West.
We all know that there will be nothing more wonderful than to gather together in Mindrol Gatsal, bringing immense benefit to oneself, the entire sangha and many future generations of practitioners. Please consider joining with those who have responded so generously, to ensure that the temple be completed as envisioned by Rinpoche. We would also be delighted to receive further donations from those who have already given.
Ways to Donate
We will accept only credit/debit card donations online. To pay by check, cash, stock transfer, installments or any other payment method, please review instructions below.
- CREDIT/DEBIT ONLINE
You can make your one-time online donation on our secure server. Please use the DONATE button at the bottom of this page to complete and submit the online form.
To make a one-time donation by check, please mail your check to us at:
Lotus Garden Financial Office
Mindrolling Lotus Garden
108 Bodhi Way
Stanley, VA 22851
Important note: Please indicate ‘Temple Project’ on your check so we may ensure it goes to the proper fund!
For help setting up and installment plan, please email Alex Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the Lotus Garden office at 1-540-778-2405.
- CASH OR STOCK TRANSFER
If you would like to make a donation by cash or stock transfer or set up an installment arrangement, please email Alex Ryan at email@example.com or telephone the Lotus Garden office at 1-540-778-2405.
- WOULD YOU LIKE TO DEDICATE YOUR DONATION?
If you would like to dedicate your donation in honor of loved ones, family members or someone important to you, please make a note in the comments section of the donation form or mention it to Alex or anyone else with whom you communicate by telephone or email.
If you have questions or concerns, please email Alex Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the Lotus Garden office at 1-540-778-2405. If you get our voicemail, some one will return your call as soon as possible.
Thank you for joining us in this important project.