Akshobhya © XVII. Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje

Dear Sangha, dear friends and sponsors,

Storks and cranes are heading south again. And also in our community the development continues.

The highest priority is now the new project 2 – the support of the reorganization of the office of the association. Here it is important to carry out the changes according to plan without disturbances due to financial bottlenecks, so that the activities of the association and its centres are not impaired. Hence our request to support us.

Project 1 – Translation Fund and Project 3 – Multisite website of the centres and the Kamalashila Institute will be continued.

We wish everyone a colourful autumn full of joie de vivre.
Horst Rauprich, 1st Chairman of the Karma Kagyü Community Germany e.V.

Project 1: Translation Fund

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!

Donate now! Keyword: Translator Fund

Project 2: Support of the reorganisation of the office of the Karma Kagyu Community Germany

Our Tibetan Buddhist Religious Community is the bearer and organizer of the activities of His Holiness Karmapa and his centers in Germany, and the office of the community is the organizational and financial switchboard.

Founded in 1978 in Munich at the request of the XVI Karmapa as the official representative of the Karma Kagyu Lineage, our community has written a success story in the course of its more than 40 years of existence. It has proven its great importance for the Karma Kamtsang Lineage, for the activities of Karmapa in Germany and Europe as well as for the spreading and transformation of the Buddhist wisdom teachings in the Western German cultural area with its activities.

In order to be able to master the constantly developing technical and legal requirements as well as necessary personnel renewals also in the future, we began with the reorganization of our office. The next two years will see personnel changes in the Executive Board and in Accounting, which in a transitional phase will lead to the induction of the future Head of Accounting and thus to a double staffing. In addition, the working hours in the accounting department will have to be adjusted to the increased workload. And the accounting system must be optimized. In preparation, this was also combined with a change in tax consulting in order to improve the consulting possibilities through closer geographical proximity. In addition, the IT and communication systems had to be partially renewed (fiber optic network, software, security technology).

The uncovered additional costs of the branch office will amount to € 50,000 by the end of 2020.

Since we are not in a position to collect these additional costs from the centres as a contribution, we would like to ask our members, the sangha, our friends and sponsors for financial support.

Bank transfer to the below stated account / reason for transfer: Office

Project 3: Multisite appearance of the centres

The degree of recognition of the centers and the recognizability of their membership in the Karma Kagyu Community Germany are usually low. Who e.g. in Hamburg knows the TTC? The reason: The possibilities of the centres in the IT sector are limited in terms of finances, personnel and knowledge. Our common goal is to improve this situation through a multi-site that is centrally hosted, maintained and further developed on a server. Effort and costs for support and service would be minimized for the centres, a uniform „frame design“ makes the togetherness visible without taking the centres‘ own profile, the modern web presence makes them more attractive, offers improved organisational possibilities for announcements and information and would facilitate networking of the sangha. And much more.

The construction of an individual website on the basis of the multisite would cost 1.000 € once. However, most centres cannot afford this. We would like to make this possible for the centres through donations. We need 9.000 €. Please support this project.

Donate now! Keyword: Donation Multi-Website

Project 4: Repair heating system (Fundraising campaign successfully completed!)

The collection of donations is now complete. We thank all donors from the bottom of our hearts for their help!

Project 5: Acquisition of a new Kamalashila Centre Carriage (Fundraising campaign successfully completed!)

The collection of donations is now complete. We thank all donors from the bottom of our hearts for their help!

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Account holder: Karma Kagyü Gemeinschaft Deutschland – Tibetisch-Buddhistische Religionsgemeinschaft e.V.
Bank Kreissparkasse Mayen
IBAN: DE33 5765 001 001 9949 1127
BIC: MALADE51MYN
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