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Reminder for Matching Donation Dec. 2016
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Update about
Shamar Rinpoche Reliquary Project Matching Campaign

We are more than halfway to our matching goal, raising $26,000+ to date! A wonderful opportunity!


A generous donor has offered to match $50,000 in donations to Wisdom Foundation for the construction of a reliquary building (pictured above) in Natural Bridge, Virginia. 

 
The match will apply to donations made from now through January 31, 2017. The building will house a precious golden stupa containing a portion of Shamar Rinpoche's relics — one of the few such reliquaries in the world, and the only one thus far in the U.S. or Canada. The golden stupa is complete and will be shipped from France when we've fully prepared to receive it.

A site has been chosen for the reliquary building on what Rinpoche referred to as "Buddha Hill," near the current timber-framed Buddha Shelter. Visitors are invited to ascend landscaped paths to visit the reliquary stupa site and enjoy the wonderful Buddha Shelter. See the retreat center website for more photos.

Donations made before January 31 will have twice the impact — and help us to meet this heartfelt matching donation. 

Donate online now at:
http://virginiaretreatcenter.weebly.com/golden-stupa.html

Or send your check via postal mail to:

Wisdom Foundation
Attention:  2016-17 Reliquary Match
12 Bodhi Path
Natural Bridge, VA  24578  USA

For more information, you may also download a PDF letter that includes words from Shamar Rinpoche about his vision for the Virginia retreat center, or a flyer ready for posting to help get the word out.



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From the Editor

Dear Friends,
Many thanks to those who have already expressed enthusiasm for this project by participating in the matching campaign. It is such a precious and rare opportunity to honor the vast inspiring bodhisattva activity of Shamar Rinpoche.

This matching campaign presents a special accumulation of our collective support of the Dharma. Any and all contributions are valuable. May we all benefit all beings.

Sincerely, with warm wishes,
Sharon Gamsby
 
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