THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed to our first campaign. Because of you, we have exceeded our goal and raised $32,060.
(The original appeal text from November, 2013 follows)
Dear Dharma Treasure Friends,
In July we began our 6-month Livelihood Campaign, to raise vitally-needed core support for Dharma Treasure. Thanks to your generosity, we are now 88% of the way toward our goal of raising $30,000 by December 31st.
As some of you may be aware, our teacher Culadasa has been seriously ill for a number of years. Throughout this time he has continued to give selflessly, traveling coast to coast, teaching the Dharma and consulting with practitioners.
This year, Culadasa has undergone a treatment regimen that required daily travel from Cochise Stronghold to Benson, Arizona for four months. He now receives the same treatment at home, and this is expected to continue for several more months. While a beneficial outcome is anticipated, this process continues to limit the retreat schedule.
Retreats are not only a central part of Dharma Treasure’s mission, they also provide the primary source of Culadasa’s livelihood through dana given during retreats. The loss of dana opportunities has created a serious need for additional donations. This is why we are seeking funds now.
Thank you very much to all who have responded so generously.