Fundraise for Retreat House Project
Start the year with generosity and fulfilling our Guru’s wishes!
You might know that we have been longing to fulfil the wish to have a place for multiple purposes:
✓ Venerable Namgyel's retreat house for international students to continuously receive teachings
✓ Place for Online Sangha virtual teachings
✓ Community temple for people to pay visits, accumulate merit
✓ Venerable's personal retreat and living place
✓ Puja & light offerings and prayers, for individuals and the entire world
✓ The homebase from which Venerable will continue to provide individual guidance to students in great need
The house is located near Kingaroy, Australia, with several practical rooms, veranda and garden, it's perfect for private retreat and a garden temple for community visits.
Honestly, with the Covid situation, the team never thought this could be done in the near future. However, we have been blessed by Tara and Venerable’s wisdom guidance with generous support from many kind students, and we are happy to announce that in Dec 2020, we have already bought a humble house ("Tara House") at an affordable price to start the project.
Fulfil the second wave of the project:
Now we sincerely need more support to fulfil the second wave of the project – which is for some necessary upgrades and maintenance. (Then, the third wave will include having a small community temple built in the garden.) So the property can be used in many ways that will be immeasurably beneficial to so many, for the sake of all sentient beings.
We have designed the project down-to-earth and practical, to create a secure place for Venerable to provide Dharma teachings and guidance, prayers and pujas, while also in retreat. The whole project is directly supervised by Venerable Namgyel, takes every student’s support seriously and treasures every kind act of support.
Fundraising for the following items and the estimated expenses:
8.1. Repair the gutter on the left side of the house which is full of holes.
8.2. Build concrete apron slab to prevent water from penetrating the foundation
8.3. Repair large crack at one corner of the foundation wall.
8.4. Block hole at back corner to prevent water entering under house.
8.5. Raise up the deck at the back, which has sunk because of one pillar.
8.6. Repair the rusting footings, with soil removed, sanded down and painted with bitumen.
8.7. Extend all downpipes.
8.8. Direct overflow water from the tanks to a drain.
8.9. Replace cracked tiles in the bathroom wall and fix shower floor to prevent leaking water causing wood rot.
8.10. Building and pest inspection of entire property.
TOTAL AUD 31,200
1. Repair rainwater tank and stand -- AUD 2,000
2. Security screen to the back door -- AUD 2,000
3. Security screen to the Gompa door -- AUD 1,000
4. Security screen to another outside door and some windows -- AUD 2,000
5. Water filter, including plumbing -- AUD 600
6. Insulation in the roof -- AUD 3,100
7. Front garden fence for security -- AUD 9,000
8. Others -- AUD 15,000
Each individual's efforts may be small, but we can surely make it happen with collective effort! Please do share and engage whoever you think will benefit from this project. Thank you very much.
If you have any questions, please kindly email to us @ Venerableonlinesangha@gmail.com
Any contribution to the project is deeply appreciated:
There will be 5% transition fee charged by paypal, however this is the best method we have identified for now.
Thank you for your understanding and support.