Dear Sangha, dear Friends and Sponsors,
We are very grateful for your continuous support and hope very much you continue supporting us, especially with the following projects. Karmapa Chenno!
Reinhard Türk, Chairman of the Karma Kagyu Community Germany e.V.
DONATING WITH YOUR LAST WILL - Appointing the Karma Kagyu Community Germany e.V. as heirs in your last 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.
Fund for translators
To build bridges between the Tibetan buddhist tradition of wisdom and developing roots in the west is the big task the Kamalashila Institute assigned itself for the German-speaking part of Europe. To mediate and more profoundly understand the teachings and practice it is essential that the Tibetan texts are available in German.
”For the dharma to take root completely in any language or culture, exact translations are necessary in the beginning, … the personal empowerment (Note: from a realised master to the disciple) … is at the heart of lively buddhist teachings.“ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche in 1992.
Both – the written translations as well as as the interpreting of the lectures and teachings of the masters and teachers – are not possible without qualified translators/interpreters. For that very reason the Karma Kagyu Community Germany e.V. has established a fund for translators/interpreters to train, further educate and fund the translators/interpreters of the Community as well as fro fund translation projects and their publication.
This project is urgent as the current study courses need the translation of the necessary texts in a timely fashion. Therefore the translation of these texts have often to be contracted outside. We request the big circle of our members, interested people, sponsors, friends and the many people practicing the Tibetan buddhist traditions to contribute to this project with regular or single donations. Such a project needs to be sustainable to be successful. If each of you donated a monthly contribution of 10 €, we could systematically promote the activities of translators/interpreters. Please help the dharma to take root in the German speaking areas.
Our new donation account
You can transfer money to our donation account by bank transfer or directly and easily online by direct debit for our current donation projects:
Account holder: Karma Kagyü Gemeinschaft Deutschland – Tibetisch-Buddhistische Religionsgemeinschaft e.V.
Bank’s name: Bank für Sozialwirtschaft AG
IBAN: DE47 3703 0500 0001 6542 03
Donations are tax-deductible. You will receive your donation receipt in February of the following year.