2018 Memberships are due!

Click Gendun Drubpa Membership Renewal

bigstock-time-to-renew--clock-11239937.jpgGendun Drubpa Buddhist Centre is a nonprofit organization and we rely on the generosity of our students and benefactors to continue to offer our programs. The teachings of the Buddha are priceless, but they are not costless. We live in the mundane world of rent, electricity bills, publicity and postage costs and the other expenses of keeping our center open.

We give HUGE thanks to all our past supporters. You’ve made a difference!

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You can also be part of our current fundraising campaign:

GENDUN DRUBPA BUDDHIST CENTER NEEDS YOUR HELP

We have accomplished many wonderful things together over the past five years.

We have built a Stupa to help create World Peace and Environmental Harmony, hosted the Relic Tour, we were blessed with a resident nun for our first year and our very own resident teacher for almost three years.
We’ve hosted many visiting teachers who have offered weekend seminars, classes and public talks to our community.  We have also built an extensive dharma library open to all our members.

And now we find ourselves facing our last year in existence as the only Buddhist centre in the Cariboo.
Paying the bills has always been a challenge and up until recently we have managed through the generosity of many.
However, over the past year & especially since the summer, attendance at seminars, classes and events has fallen off.  This has resulted in a reduction in donations, which are necessary to meet our expenses.

We are very fortunate to have several monthly donors whose contributions each month help to give the center some reliable financial stability.  In spite of such generosity, we still face a shortfall of about $500 per month.

The good news is that we carry NO debt and have enough funds to carry us for about one year while meeting our most basic needs.

 
We’d like to continue to offer the teachings of the Buddha and help people find ways to have a happier life well into the future and to do that we need YOUR HELP.

Our members recently met and brainstormed several ways to re-invigorate our group and maintain our profile in the Cariboo.  However, we won’t be able to follow-up on these new ideas & projects unless we can establish funding to stabilize that future.

Will you help?
One of the ways that could mitigate our monthly shortfall and create the stability that Gendun Drubpa Centre needs is to ask you to believe in this very valuable resource in the Cariboo and make a financial contribution to help secure it’s future.

Ways you can help

BEST – monthly donation –
12 monthly donations in what ever amount you can afford.  ($20, $50, $75 or $100)
This option allows us to be able to plan with greater certainty for future events and seminars. 

GREAT – a one time donation –
If you are not able to commit to a monthly amount, why not make a one time gift to Gendun Drubpa?

Donations can be made by:

  • going to our website at   GendunDrubpa.org  and clicking on the “make a donation” button along the right hand side. Note the option to make your donation a monthly one.
  • Paid by cheque or cheques mailed to
Gendun Drubpa Buddhist Centre,
212 South 3rd Ave,
Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1J4
It would be fantastic if you are able to let us know how you can help Gendun Drubpa Centre by the end of 2017.
All contributions are tax deductible and if made before December 31st, we promise to get your receipt to you early in the new year! 
 In order to keep costs low, we offer receipts for any contribution for $25 or more. 

Your donation will contribute to the future of Gendun Drubpa Buddhist Centre in the Cariboo and  allow us to plan into 2018 with the confidence that we have your support for what we do.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche tells us there is MUCH merit in supporting a dharma centre like Gendun Drubpa and we THANK YOU for taking the time to consider helping support all that Gendun Drubpa can be.  
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