We are pleased to announce that Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies has been chosen as the official site of the His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s Library and Museum(DLLM). This will protect the legacy of the Dalai Lama and all that he represents to many millions of people throughout the world. Its primary mission is as a learning center for scholars and practitioners of all faiths, as well as scientists,educators, and philosophers of all disciplines.The main purposes are:
- To serve as the central repository for the collected works of the current and all the previous Dalai Lama of Tibet. This is of immeasurable importance to those scholars who specialize in the study of Tibet and Buddhism.
- To house archived works of The Mind-Life Institute (MLI) and continue to support dialogue between Buddhism and science. The MLI was initiated by the current Dalai Lama and brings together scientists, philosophers, educators, and practitioners from around the worlds, to explore the relationships between Buddhism and modern science, particularly the science of the mind and consciousness.
- Committed to the promotion of human values such as compassion, forgiveness, tolerance, contentment and self-discipline.
- Committed to the promotion of religious harmony and understanding among world’s major religious traditions.
- Commitment to work to preserve Tibet’s Buddhist Culture, which is the culture of peace and Non-Violence and protect environment.
A schematic of the overall design of the DLLM is included in the email, as are Eight Levels of Auspicious Giving, Currently, the total estimated cost for construction of the DLLM is $13 million dollars.
In order to complete our goal, we would like to start fundraising today. We would like to offer to lifetime memberships to the DLLM for persons who donate $10,000 or more. A lifetime membership entitles donors to free entrance to DLLM at any time,as well as other benefits. We understand that everyone has financial concerns that must be considered. Hence, if you are unable to donate as a lifetime member, we hope that you will find a lever that is appropriate for you so that we may all bring this important project to fruition.
- GOLDEN Kalachakra Emblem for Recognition. The White Parasol $1,000,000 lifetime membership, 12 weekend intensives, two weeks summer retreat, all special teachings, individual retreat guidance, one month boarding and lodging.
- SILVER Kalachakra Emblem for recognition. The Golden Fishes $700,000 Lifetime membership, 12 weekend intensives, two weeks summer retreat, individual retreat guidance, one month boarding and lodging free.
- BRONZE Kalachakra Emblem for recognition. The Treasure Vase $300,000 lifetime membership, 12 weekend intensives, two weeks summer retreat, one month board and lodging.
- The Lotus $100,000 lifetime membership, 12 weekend intensives, two weeks summer retreat, 15 days board and lodging.
- The Conch Shell $10,000 lifetime membership, all classes and three weekend intensives.
- The Endless Knots $5000, seven year’s membership, one semester of classes, two weekend intensives.
- The Victory Banner $3,000 five year’s membership, one semester of classes and one weekend intensives each year.
- The Golden Wheel $1,000 Three year’s membership,one semester of classes each year.
- The Mandala $360 One year’s membership.
- Special Gift of $………… Please help us with a generous donation that is appropriate for you.
The DLLM will provide educational transformation for millions, both now and for generations yet to come. With this mission as a great benefit to all humanity, we hope that you will share our enthusiasm and dedication to the goal of bringing this vital Library and Museum into reality.
Thank you for your consideration and contribution to this worthy goal. With warm wishes and deep respect.
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