Dear Dharma Friends,
For nearly 30 years, Karma Sonam Dargye Ling, under the spiritual direction of Choje Lama Namse Rinpoche, has been providing a centre for the practice and teaching of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. In these years, our Centre has been privileged to host many great teachers and initiations, including His Holiness Karmapa XVI in 1980. H.E.Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche gave the Kalachakra Initiation in 1990, and H.E.Tai Situ Rinpoche gave the Shi Tro initiation in 1995. Other eminent teachers who have given teachings and empowerments at Karma Sonam Dargye Ling include Thrangu Rinpoche, Khenpo Sultrim, Ponlop Rinpoche, Bardor Tulku, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, H.E.Gar Rinpoche, and the Very Venerable Mingyur Rinpoche.
The opportunity to practise Vajrayana Buddhism is extremely precious. At Karma Sonam Dargye Ling, we do Green Tara puja once a week and Chenrezig puja twice a week. See our schedule for times of these and other pujas practised regularly at the Centre. Most pujas are open to all sincere practitioners, regardless of experience. In addition to our regular practices, the Centre sponsors a rich variety of special programs and events.
We at Karma Sonam Dargye Ling would like to invite you to join us in supporting all of these important Dharma activities by becoming a supporting member of our Centre. By pledging regular financial support according to your means, both you and Karma Sonam Dargye Ling will derive great benefit. Benefit to members includes the great merit of supporting the Karma Kagyu lineage teachings and the activity of His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa XVII through the spiritual guidance of Lama Namse Rinpoche. As a member you will also receive regular notification of all programs and events, as well as special privileges at the KSDL Dharma Store. All support given as membership dues is tax deductible, and most receive approximately 30% of yearly donations back as a tax refund at the end of the year.
Your donation will be used to help cover the Centre’s monthly operating costs and provide for the living expenses of our two resident lamas. The more financial support we receive, the more visiting teachers we are able to host and the more special programs we are able to provide.
If you would like to join us in supporting the Dharma activities of Karma Sonam Dargye Ling, please complete Membership Form (PDF 88kb) today and mail it to the temple.
Thank you for your generous support.
Mark Powell, Vanna Truong and Valerie White
Karma Sonam Dargye Ling