Over thousands of years, countless women and men from many different countries have gone forth to the spiritual life and lived as the Buddha did. Western monastics are a resource for the community, devote their lives to service, practice and preserving the Dharma. They are an example of peace in an increasingly conflicted world and yet they are seldom supported by either the Masters who ordain them, or their own western Buddhist communities, even by centres that they often offer service in without support.
Its time we changed this and invested in the future of building a sustaineable Buddhism in the West and sustaineable communities.
The Kalyanmitra Fund has supported Non Himalayan monastics since 2001.
Help us make a difference!
Bendigo bank acc no 120104128 bsb: 633000 Swift: BENDAU3B strathfield branch NSW Australia