KCCL finds permanent home & is linked with two dharma protectors

— Fundraising is going well and we are moving closer to taking full advantage of the $100,000 matching gift —

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.

Closing date is set for February 25, which gives us an overlap of two months with our present rental agreement in Fall River. Our focus will be on establishing a good-sized main shrine room 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.). In the months of March and April we intend to make needed renovations, and repairs to fulfill city requirements.

In this spirit, our present Annual Fundraising Appeal — with its $100,000 (CAD) matching fund offer by an anonymous donor — is focusing primarily on raising money for the purchase and renovation of the 871 Young Avenue property. But yes, other ways of supporting KCCL’s activities include making an unrestricted donation, or a donation to a specific fund (more info on our website), or you could become a monthly donor.

         We have so far received $59,450 (CAD), which is wonderful.

Our many thanks go out to all of you who have already so generously contributed.

But yes, in order to take full advantage of the $100,000 matching gift, and in order to be able to make the wished-for renovations prior to moving in, please share the word and if you have not already contributed, please consider to do so here: