Thank you so much for your support!
As many of you have already heard, with the blessings and full-hearted support of our spiritual advisors Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche and Dzogchen Pönlop Rinpoche, we have signed an Agreement of Purchase with the seller for our future permanent home at 871 Young Avenue in Halifax (see photo above).
Our goal is to become a genuine seat for the Kagyü-Nyingma practice lineages based on the vision of Trungpa Rinpoche and H.E. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, and under the guidance of our three spiritual advisors, His Holiness Karmapa, Dzogchen Pönlop Rinpoche and H.E. Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche.
Karma Changchub Ling (KCCL) is a monastic and lay residential group which is periodically joined by members of the Nova Scotian Buddhist community for meditation and instruction.
Our annual fundraising campaign has now come to a successful end. We are happy to tell you that we were able to raise $82,000 (CAD), which will be matched by an anonymous donor. This is truly wonderful and will put us in a good position to tackle the first phase of needed repairs and remodeling at our new home in 871 Young Avenue. We are deeply grateful to your support.
At the same, we also want to share with you that we recently heard the very unexpected sad news that the Seller of 871 Young Avenue suddenly passed away due to Covid. His wife was also infected but fortunately recovered. The closing date will therefore be delayed in order to deal with the smooth legal transition of the property as per our new contract extension. The lawyers expect that the closing date will be within 4 to 6 weeks. It is of course sad to hear about the passing away of the owner, while KCCL’s purchase of the Young Ave property is still on course! Thank you for each and all for your ongoing support – it’s quite a journey!
The delay of the closing date will have of course some impact on the timing of our remodeling plans. But although the timing will have to be adjusted, our plan is still the same, i.e., to establish a good-sized shrine room on the main floor and a Mahasangha practice space which can accommodate the activities of other local Buddhist sanghas. We also need to do some work on the residential areas (repainting, etc.). The news of the delay came of course completely unexpected (“death comes without warning”) and will have the consequence that we will not be able to accomplish as much in phase 1 of our remodeling plans as we had hoped, i.e., before moving into 871. But then again this might also be a “plus” since it will allow us to spend more time on refining and rechecking