Donations to Renovate the Lama's Kitchen at Gaden Choling
Dear Dharma friends,
I send my blessings and prayers for all of you, and I would like to thank you so much for your support for our Dharma community and for your kindness. At this time, I'm sending an appeal for your support to renovate the kitchen at Gaden Choling Mahayana Buddhist Meditation Centre in Toronto. We had purchased the building in 1987, and it has been a wonderful place. Our Great Teachers like the most revered Kaybje Lati Rinpoche, Kyabje Tara Rinpoche and His Holiness Khalka Jetsun Dampa Rinpoche, and myself have given so many teachings and initiations over these 34 years. Many retreats have been completed here too. The location of our temple is a central location in Toronto, it is easy for students to come and study. Our neighbourhood is becoming more beautiful and attractive, many neighbours have done landscaping. The caretaker of our temple is Irina Safnova. She is an incredible landscape artist, she has planted so many beautiful flowers, plants and trees at Gaden Choling. The neighbours have been admiring our garden too.
I am asking for your support to do some renovation of the Lama's kitchen. The kitchen at Gaden Choling has never been updated since it was first installed more than 30 years ago. The kitchen is very old, and work is needed on the floors (very squeaky), walls, ceiling. We also need a new counter and stove, and new plumbing for the water line. We also would like to make the layout more workable, and to do that we are thinking to make the closet from the adjacent room part of the kitchen.
Once the pandemic is over, I would like to invite some Lamas from South India, like Gyara Rinpoche and other Rinpoches. Dharma students will have great opportunity to receive teachings from them. We appreciate your generosity, donations in any amount would be much appreciated to renovate the Lama's kitchen. Donations in Canada will be issued a charitable tax receipt. Thank you very much. Many blessings and love.