This fund is extremely important for the daily running of the Centre. By donating to this item, you provide us with the flexibility to direct funds where they are most needed.
Teacher and Translator’s Fund
Your donation helps us to contribute to the support and stipend of our teacher (geshe) and translator as well as helping to cover costs of other Atisha Centre teachers. Geshe Rabten is our main resident teacher.
The Holy Objects Project
Donate to provide new holy objects, statues, stupas etc and maintain existing ones at Atisha Centre. A major, current holy objects project is the building of a large Kadampa Stupa.
Permanent Staff Stipends
Our Director and SPC work very hard and long hours to keep the Centre thriving and coordinate the flourishing programme of teachings. Because we keep the costs of retreats and teachings as low as possible, we rely on donations to provide a small stipend for these positions.
Water shortage is a reality in this part of Victoria.
Through the year we often need to buy in water to supplement our tank supply. We currently have a few tanks which collect roof water.
We still need to obtain a couple more. This directly saves the Centre money.
Animal liberation is about buying sentient beings who are imminently facing death, and setting them free, with prayer recitation.
The more we raise, the greater number of beings we can rescue.