• OCTOBER 30

Fundraising

The New Lotus Garden Temple

The new temple at Mindrolling Lotus Garden, now under construction, will be the source of countless transmissions and practices and shower blessings of immeasurable merit for many generations of practitioners to come. All past and present donors have made it their legacy to ensure the future of Buddhadharma in the West. Please consider taking the leap and join your fellow sangha members who have responded so generously to ensure that the building be completed.

Announcing a Strategy for the Final Fundraising

Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche has set fund-raising goal of $1,000,000 for the new temple. During the years 2007-2013, with the $400,000 donated by the sangha and savings, there was now over $500,000 set aside for the building of the temple. We had passed the half-way mark!

On January 1, 2014, the fundraising team sent an email to the sangha outlining the final fundraising strategy: if each of Lotus Garden’s 120 dues-paying members were to donate $8,500 towards the shrine room, it would fulfill the $1,000,000 goal.

The fundraising team has been impressed by the generous response of our sangha members. Within days of the email going out, the first payment plan of 12 monthly donations totaling $8,500 was set up.

The Final Fundraising Drive
At the Annual Retreat 2014, having reached the half-way point to our goal and having received more than $500,00 from previous fund-raising drives, On behalf of Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, the Lotus Garden treasurer, Judith Wolfer, announced that it was now time to complete fundraising without delay and begin construction of the new shrine room in coming year.  $500,000 more needed to be raised to reach the goal of $1,000,000. That very evening, as this final fundraising effort for the shrine room was announced, many sangha members stepped forward and made generous donations.

The response to Rinpoche’s request has been incredible and now only 39 more $8,500 donors are needed. At this point, due to the sangha’s generosity, we are well on our way to meeting the $1,000,000 goal.  Together, we have surpassed the half-way mark, but need to raise the remaining funds. Please consider taking the leap and joining with those fellow sangha members who have responded so generously.  If $8,500 is out of reach, a donation of any amount is deeply appreciated.

Final Updates to the Construction Plans
Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche has given the go-ahead to start construction which will begin later this year. Under Rinpoche’s direction, the Lotus Garden expansion team has been working on updated plans for the temple. These plans are still preliminary. Please stay tuned here for updates as they become available.
Thank You to Our Generous Donors
Please join Khandro Rinpoche, Jetsün Dechen Paldron and the entire sangha in expressing gratitude to everyone who has so generously contributed to the project. Due to the generosity of so many, this temple will be a vessel which will hold the teachings, empowerments and practices for our sangha and all future generations.  The list at the right is all our 2014 donors. Gold stars indicate a $8,500 donor. Past Donors (2007-2012)
Why Should You Consider a Donation?
Rinpoche gave the go-ahead to begin construction in 2015 and, as of October 25th, we are on the way! However, if the fundraising goal is not met, the new temple may not be completed! That would be a very sad situation!  We all know that there would be nothing more wonderful than to gather together in this new temple for teachings and practices. This is an incredibly important project for Lotus Garden and will be of immense benefit to oneself, the entire sangha and many future generations of practitioners.

Ways to Donate
If you haven’t made a donation yet, please help make this project become a reality for our generation and many future generations of dharma practitioners. Donors may also make another contribution. We will accept one time donations online, installment payments, check, cash, stock transfer or any other payment method.

CREDIT/DEBIT ONLINE
You can make your one-time online donation on our secure server. You can click on the DONATE button at the bottom of this page and complete and submit the form.

CHECK
To make a one-time donation by check, you can ‘pledge’ online using the DONATE button at the bottom of the page, then mail your check to us at:

Lotus Garden Financial Office
Mindrolling Lotus Garden
108 Bodhi Way
Stanley, VA 22851
USA

INSTALLMENTS
You can ‘pledge’ online using the DONATE button at the bottom of this page and select the ’12-Month-Installment’ option. If required, the office will contact you for any details. You may also contact the office directly by email or telephone.

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 donations@lotusgardens.org 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.

How to Reach Us
If you have questions or concerns, please email Alex Ryan at donations@lotusgardens.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.

We appreciate your help with this important project.