Tree of Merit
Please join Tampa KTC’s fundraising effort to establish a permanent Dharma center. Our goal is to raise enough money to purchase a small house in the area. The Lama House will be a retreat center where Lamas from KTD and India can stay for extended visits, to teach and offer guidance to the community. The Lama House will enable us to offer weekly meditation and practice. With a full time location, we can outreach into the community and move forward to support other centers and monasteries. In 1985 Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche planted the seed of the Dharma with the guidance of His Holiness, the 16th Karmapa. The teachers that have walked through the doorways of Tampa KTC Retreat Center pointed out in each of us our true Buddha nature. From that seed, the teachings of the Buddha have been a path that we all have followed. We come and go like waves on the ocean, but the seeds are planted in our mind stream. My Buddhist Pilgrimage to the heart of the Dharma in August awakened a need for the Dharma to be present and alive in our community. Our aspiration is to follow the wishes of His Holiness, the 17th Karmapa, and be stewards to our earth and support environmental projects.
My aspiration and firm belief is that we can raise the funds to continue the seed planted by His Holiness and the Kagyu Lineage and rebuild our center. We all have had the blessings of our teachers and gurus and their help on our journey. It is time for us to rebuild our center and grow the Dharma in our lives. A $100.00 donation from 1000 people will get us there. Donations are being accepted through YOU CARING.COM Crowdfunding website Tree of Merit Tampa Bay KTC