$3 for Three Jewels
A Gar Drolma Choling Fundraiser
A small donation now can help our center
have a big future.
Three dollars may not sound like much, but it can add up to making a big difference in the future of our center. Our goal is to pay off our mortgage so that we can be confident that we can continue to share the teachings of the ThreeJewels and have a home for our precious teachers. Those of you who’ve visited our center for teachings and other programs would probably agree that we feel blessed to have such a lovely location to study the Buddhadharma. Your donation can help ensure the future of Gar Drolma Choling.
Garchen Rinpoche has stated he wants Gar Drolma Choling
to last 100s of years.
Helping to make that happen is as easy as 1…2…3.
- Send your donation to Gar Drolma Choling:
1329 Creighton Ave. Dayton, OH 45420
- Donate online at GarDrolma.org.
- Or make a donation when you visit our center.
For more information, call 937-252-2220 or
Cllick here to Donate
RAFFLE OF AMBER STATUE OF LORD JIGTEN SUMGON
Gar Drolma has been blessed with a very precious gift, an amber statue of Lord Jigten Sumgon blessed by his Eminence Garchen Rinpoche.
This statue has been hand-carved from a single piece of amber and most certainly was a labor of love. While the statue is small in stature, roughly two and a half inches in height, it is unsurpassed in its importance. Many years ago, Garchen Rinpoche personally bestowed this statue to one of his students, who has graciously gifted it to Gar Drolma as a vehicle to raise contributions for the
Historically these images have been hand-carved since the thirteenth century when Lord Jigten Sumgon was alive. During that time, his heart disciple, Gar Chodingpa, made many statues in the image of his master. This practice has continued throughout the years by successive emanations of our most beloved guru Garchen Rinpoche.
Amber is commonly believed to strengthen the physical body, safeguard against evil and negative energies and enhance states of consciousness.
You may buy as many raffle tickets as you would like.
Raffle tickets are priced at 1 chance for $10 or 6 chances for $50. You may purchase tickets:
- Order online here
- By sending a check to:
Gar Drolma Choling
1329 Creighton Avenue
Dayton, OH 45420
Checks may be made out to Gar Drolma Choling
- Onsite after Sunday practice in the bookstore
“Only if we possess a physical building can the center become stable. Then we are able to provide a stable place for beings to study and practice the Buddhadharma. Everyone supporting this will accumulate vast merit through their contribution to this great activity. Even beyond this lifetime, you will gather merit for as long as this place exists. It is like pouring a drop of water into the vast ocean. The drop will remain inseparable from the ocean for as long as the ocean exists.
“The actual merit comes from benefiting the center with a loving mind. All happiness in this world comes from love, and all suffering comes from ego-grasping. The supreme happiness is love. 'Gathering merit through Dharma' means to increase love, and I therefore encourage you to support the physical structure of the Dharma center.”
~His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche
We are a member-supported organization operating under the precious guidance of His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche. Our center’s mission is to share and sustain Buddhist teachings and practices through the unbroken lineage of Drikung Kagyu teachers and visiting teachers from other lineages. Our goals are to support our monastic community and offer teachings by our local monastics, to continue to invite visiting teachers, to expand offerings to beginners, and to increase our visibility within the local community..
To accomplish these goals, Gar Drolma relies on the generosity of sangha members in Dayton and the surrounding area, as well as the generosity of devotees throughout the United States and around the world.
How You Can Help
Gar Drolma is an IRS-certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and our existence greatly depends on the generous donations from our community and our members. Without your generosity, we would not be able to fulfill our mission. Your donations are fully tax-deductible, and here are some of the many ways you can help:
Donate to Fundraising
Gar Drolma is currently raising funds to continue paying down the temple mortgage. The amount owed is $50,000, and for the next five years we are locked in to a lower interest rate. The rate may increase in 2015, however and our goal is to pay down the mortgage prior to the increase. This will be accomplished by continuing to make extra payments through our fundraising efforts. Contributions to the Temple Fund help lay an important foundation for our future by providing financial stability and greatly reducing our monthly costs.
BECOME A MEMBER:
Gar Drolma Membership is one of the best ways to help. Membership contributions provide regular and consistent funds essential to the center's operation and help cover residential monastic costs and office, insurance, visa, legal, and other expenses.
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Please send checks or money orders to:
Gar Drolma Buddhist Center
1329 Creighton Ave
Dayton, Ohio 45420
In some cases, your employer may make matching contributions to charitable non-profit organizations. Our tax-deductible 501(c)(3) status helps ensure that we meet the most stringent criteria. Please contact us if you have questions regarding corporate matching donations to the center.