Dear Sangha, dear friends and sponsors,
INTERCONNECTED – Embracing Life in our Global Society
Especially in such an agitated time like this, it is a special concern of ours that Karmapa’s latest book INTERCONNECTED – Embracing Life in our Global Society is published in a German version. In this time of uncertainty it gives us valuable guidance and orientation for the necessary process of change on all levels.
For this important project we need a total of 8.000 € (for translation and printing). We ask for support with donations.
As a thank-you to all donors we will be raffling five copies of his book Karmapa – the new star of Tibet signed by Stephan Kulle.
TESTAMENT DONATION - Putting the Karma Kagyu Community Germany e.V. as an heir in the will
The XVIIth Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, spiritual head of the Tibetan Buddhist Karma Kagyu order, was called “Green Buddha” for his commitment to environmental protection during a WWF visit.
The Karma Kagyu Community Germany e.V. is the official representation of the Karma Kagyu lineage and the Karmapa in Germany. In its more than 40 years of existence, the association has brought many of the great teachers of the Karma Kagyu tradition to Germany – including the XVII Karmapa – and at the same time, while preserving the traditional teachings, has broken new ground for a contemporary spirituality and the role of Buddhist teaching and practice in the modern world. It conveys the values of tolerance, mutual respect and compassion as well as an understanding of the interdependence of the earth and its inhabitants.
All this was and is made possible by the voluntary commitment and contributions of the members as well as by the many donations from friends and supporters.
Another possibility of support is to appoint the Karma Kagyu Community Germany e.V. as heirs in your will. Such a “Buddhist Testament” would be a strong and sustainable investment for the support of the activities of the Karmapa and our association.
Bridging the gap between the Tibetan Buddhist wisdom tradition and its roots in the West is the great task that the Kamalashila Institute has set itself in the German-speaking world. It is essential for the teaching and a deeper understanding of the teachings and exercises that the Tibetan texts are available in the German language.
“In order for the Dharma to take root completely in any language or culture, there is initially a need for accurate translations, … The personal transmission (from the realized master to the disciple) … is, however, the heart of living Buddhist teachings.” Dzogchen Pönlop Rinpoche 1992
Both the written translation and, above all, the interpretation of the lectures and teachings of the masters and teachers are not possible without qualified translators. Our great masters would be so to speak speechless without these translators. Therefore, the Karma Kagyu Community Germany e.V. would like to create a fund for the financing of the translators of the association, for their training and further education and for translation projects as well as their publication.
We ask the large circle of our members, interested parties, sponsors, friends and the numerous practitioners of the Tibetan Buddhist traditions to participate in this project with regular donations. If each of you would donate 10 € per month, we could systematically promote translating and train translators. But also individual donations help us further. Join us!
Please use our account for donations. Please add the reason of payment: Translation
Our new donation account
Account holder: Karma Kagyü Gemeinschaft Deutschland – Tibetisch-Buddhistische Religionsgemeinschaft e.V.
Bank: Bank für Sozialwirtschaft AG
IBAN: DE47 3702 0500 0001 6542 03
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