Karma Changchub Ling or Changchub Buddhist Church (our official Charity name) rented in December 2015 a residence in Fall River in a peaceful setting surrounded by lots of greenery. Our main intention is found in our name: Changchub, which means enlightenment. We practice in order to awaken our hearts and minds to their basic enlightened nature. And we do this by means of practices that have come down to us from the early masters of the Kagyü lineage and were transmitted to us by the V.V. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the V.V. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, and other great teachers.
Being a residential meditation center, we can accommodate 6 to 7 residents in our main house. However, fairly close to the main house, there is another building on the grounds which can be used for individual retreats by friends, as a room for a resident and/or to accommodate some guests overnight for our weekend intensives.
Karma Changchub Ling in this early stage of development is primarily supported by contributions and savings from the residents. Considering, however, that we are mostly monastics, in order to be able to continuously maintain and support Karma Changchub Ling in the coming months and years, we need to gradually build up a support system based on donations. Karma Changchub Ling thus welcomes monetary gifts (one-time or monthly recurring) from any country. Donations by Canadian citizens are tax deductible. For US donors, please note, that Changchub Buddhist Church is recognized by the IRS. – All donations are sincerely appreciated.
KCCL unrestricted donations
Monthly contributions paid by presently mostly monastic residents only cover a portion of the operating costs of Karma Changchub Ling. We would like and need to use unrestricted donations to assist with day to day operating costs of running Karma Changchub Ling including costs related to practice, household, rent, heat, maintenance, car, etc.
We also welcome donations for specific projects, including:
Support for life monastics
Karma Changchub Ling intends to provide support for those who make a commitment to become and be life monastics. This support includes providing a place to live, a community dedicated to meditation practice and study of the Dharma. It also includes providing a set of robes for all life monastics.
KCCL scholarship fund
Karma Changchub Ling scholarship fund is geared towards providing financial support for monastics wishing or needing to attend religious programs offered in other places and wishing to visit their teacher once a year.
Annual animal release
Following a long tradition of releasing animals from captivity, our annual animal release pays the cost to purchase fish from local fishermen.
DONATE BY CHEQUE
Cheques can be made out to Changchub Buddhist Church. Please mail to:
Karma Changchub Ling
Attn: Finance Office
5 Laura Court
Fall River, Nova Scotia B2T 1H7
Donate in US currency (one-time donation).
This option is meant for US donors who wish to make a one-time unrestricted donation.
Donate online securely in US currency using the Paypal button below (includes the option to make credit card payments).
Donate in Canadian currency (monthly recurring US donations; Canadian and International one-time and monthly recurring donations)
For US donors who want to make a monthly recurring unrestricted donation, and for US donors who wish to make a donation to a specific project (either one-time or monthly recurring), please use the donation form and donation button below.
Canadian and International donors who wish to make either a one-time or monthly recurring donation, please use the donation form and donation button below, and specify the type of donation (KCCL unrestricted donation, etc.) you wish to make.
You can donate online securely using the Paypal button below (includes the option to make credit card payments).
For your information, here are the conversion rates for May 12, 2018:
US $ 1 = CAN $ 1.28
Euro 1 = CAN $ 1.52
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Questions? Please call: 1-902-576-3655 (Mon–Fri 1:30–4:30 pm) or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following donation form is in Canadian currency only:
TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS
For Canadian citizens, all donations are tax deductible.
For Canadian donors, tax receipts will be issued by Changchub Buddhist Church.
US donors will receive a donation letter which can be used for tax deduction in the US if they are eligible. For US donors, please note, that Changchub Buddhist Church is recognized by the IRS. The EIN for Changchub Buddhist Church is: 98-1289290.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: All donations given for a specific fund will be used only for that fund’s activities. All donations are tax deductible and a receipt for all donations given during a particular year will be provided at the conclusion of that year. It is understood that no goods or services are provided for these donations.
RETURN/REFUND POLICY: With donations, there is no expectation for refunds. However, if we have made a mistake, please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com, call: 902-576-3655, or write to Karma Changchub Ling, Attn: Finance Office, 5 Laura Court, Fall River, NS B2T 1H7 Canada.
Thank you for your generosity!