Support The PLTL Project

CLICK HERE to make your contribution now:

DONATE AS GENEROUSLY AS POSSIBLE
Every donation is greatly appreciated.

For more info about PLTL Please click HERE

 All donations are fully tax deductible as allowed by law.

If you would like to make a donation by check. Please make checks payable to The PLTL Project.

Please mail donations to:

P L T L Project
PO Box 2413
San Marcos, CA. 92079-2413

________________________________________________________________________________________

A song in Honor of the  missing Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima.  Purchase song and help support The PLTL Project.

Enter your E-MAIL below to get the latest event info
Journal Tags

Newsletter and Archives from the Panchen Lama - Tashi Lhunpo Project

« His Holiness Pledges $600,000 towards a New Prayer Hall for Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in exile
Thursday
May132010

News Update from the Executive Director—Breaking New Ground

December 12, 2009

The monks at Tashi Lhunpo in exile are, literally, breaking new ground for the monastery assembly hall/temple construction that The Panchen Lama – Tashi Lhunpo Project is supporting with your help. Thank you!

Progress: Khen Rinpoche Geshe Kachen Lobzang Tsetean has appointed a special committee from the monastery to oversee the construction and manage the related funds. He is now at the monastery and we are waiting to hear when to transfer $100,000. of contributions towards the first phase. The committee in India needs about $690,000. total for this phase. We have another $100,000. to contribute later – when we hope the exchange rate will be better; His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, has contributed the equivalent of about $108,000.; a group in England is said to have raised about $150,000., and new support groups are being set up in Switzerland and France also. Tibet Fund has already transferred about $90,000. – much of which came from donations made in our TLPL Project name when we did not have an IRS approved non-profit. So, all in all that’s $558,000., with about $140,000. still needed for the first phase.

By March we should be able to send you a first-hand report on the temple construction. A small group of us will meet in Bylakuppe on February 10 for Tibetan New Year and can report back afterwards. (We’ll probably go again in 2011, so let me know if you might be interested in joining for the unique experience at Tashi Lhunpo in exile.)

More News: There will be some Long-life Prayers at Dharamsala on Dec 30, 2009, for His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama and on the occasion of His Holiness, the 10th Panchen Lama’s passing 20 years ago. Again, a small group of us will be there. When we met with the Dalai Lama this spring, he was very appreciative of all the support we have gathered together, and encouraged us to try to do even more.

For the spring when Khen Rinpoche Tsetan joins us again, we’ll need all the help we can get for fund-raising. If you have ideas for or could sponsor an event then, please do let us know. You can help us honor the missing Panchen Lama’s 21st birthday, April 25th, with even more progress towards his monastery in exile.

Thank you! If you are in a position to make an end-of-year gift towards the goal needed for the first phase of assembly hall/temple construction, it would be greatly appreciated, I know. If you like, we will send you a blessing string from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery as a special and auspicious thank you. You may also wish to consider giving a gift during the holidays in the name of a friend or relative – and they will receive a blessing string and announcement as well. Please let us know if you might like to do this.

For now, please accept the deep and heartfelt thanks of Khen Rinpoche, all the monks at Tashi Lhunpo and the Board of the Panchen Lama – Tashi Lhunpo Project for your contributions.

Sengye Choedon

President and Executive Director

The Panchen Lama –Tashi Lhunpo Project, Inc.



Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>