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How you may support the Palpung Europe Mandala

Dharma Institutions are places where we generate merit and let wisdom evolve from our very hearts, letting the Palpung Europe Mandala with its manifold activities shine ever so brighter. Together, for the benefit of all sentient beings, we can complete Guru Vajradhara’s vision soon with your regular help! You don’t need to be a Buddhist to support it!

The Mandala of Palpung Europe is the European Seat of Guru Vajradhara H. H. Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpaparticularly for all German speaking dharma students in Europe. It was established and built in 1997 by Chöje Lama Palmo and is headed by her.

While the City Institute is nearly finished, the construction and of our Retreat Institute is ongoing. And although 97% of the construction is complete, owing to the war in Europe, we are currently stuck due to material costs and mortgage rates, having multiplied by the many.

With overall costs of 4 Mio. Euros  of which we still owe more than 3 Mio Euros in loan, we kindly ask for your help to pay back the loan.

How you may contribute monthly or become a major sponsor

White Tara prolongs live. Through her protection, luminosity beams profoundly.

With a monthly contribution of  € 30 – 90 you let our project radiate ever so brightly.

Guru Rinpoche tamed the people of Tibet and giftem them with the dharma.

With a monthly contribution of € 100 – 900 you help to anchor the project deeply.

Buddha Maitreya, The Loving One, will be the future Buddha.

With a monthly contribution of  € 1000 – 9000 you testify your love and provide the project with it.

Vajrayogini cuts through egoism, with her knife.

With your contribution, we happily also accept a returning payment, of € 10.000 you help cutting through the fetters of financial strain.

Mahakala Dorje Bernagchen is the lineage’s protector.

With your contribution, we happily also accept a returning payment, of € 50.000 you stand protective over the project, and cover it with your coat.

For your direct contribution, kindly find our bank details for your standing order here:
Account name: Palpung Europe
Bank name: Raiffeisen Wienerwald
IBAN: AT253266700000237149
BIC: RLNWATWWPRB

If you consider contributing only once or with another amount, kindly use our donations formular.

Infos on the project

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1. Monthly fix costs as per figures

In 2022 it was 9,245 € monthly (raised energy, insurance costs, water, etc. for our Retreat institute after completion not included yet)

Owing to rising costs and inflation due to the war in Europe, we estimate to surpass appr. 12,000 € per month starting with 2023 (raises due to ongoing buildup not included yet). Starting with 2024, we will face a whopping monthly 17,000 €!

Our fix costs are composed of mortgage rates for both houses and other fixed costs such as gas, water, electricity, insurances, communal fees, webhosting, etc. Electricity and insurance, as well as communal fees for the retreat center will rise tremendously.

The detailled table is available with our office. The fix costs however do not include any administrative expenses whatsoever since everything is volontarily and honorarily done by students of the dharma and each and every Euro is being spent directly for our activities.

2. Next step of adaption in the Retreat Institute

Development of the entire farm to become a functioning retreat center started summer of 2019 and are on the way: demolition, reconstruction, adaption and afterwards furnishing, including statues, thrones, etc. With the pandemic and Chöje Lama Palmo’s severe illness, we are currently unable to predict the Retreat Institute’s opening, enabling us to welcome the first retreatants for individual retreats, overseen by a Palpung lama.

3. Completion of the City Institute

The big construction work is completed! Only the 8 stupas commemorating the 8 most important steps in Lord Buddha’s life, 1000 Buddhas and prayer wheels along one side of the facade are missing!

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You may support us project-bounddonate once or recurring, organize activities in consultation with and in favor of Palpung Europe, write a will in our favor and so much more.