2008年1月6日 星期日

一封寫給香巴拉國際的信

Dear Noble Sangha:


Last Spring, the Sakyong visited Asia on his second book tour. He was warmly received in Singapore and Taipei, and soon after, meditation groups formed in both cities. They have been meeting regularly since then. The Sakyong's trip is reported in more detail here: http://shambhala.org/community/sns/index.php?id=273

This February, 2008, Acharya Arawana Hayashi will visit the Seoul and Taipei meditation groups to present Shambhala Buddhism teachings. The locations are decided, and much preparation work is in process.

On behalf of the Taipei Meditation Group, I am writing to ask for donations of a large or medium size Great Eastern Sun Banner, or Four Dignities banner, new or used (in good condition). The idea is to have a Shambhala banner to adorn Acharya's talks, and then offer it to the Taipei Meditation Group as a gift from the greater sangha. In addition, if you have spare shrine photos, thangkas, rupas, Shambhala books, videos, or CDs, or other gifts that you would like to offer, they would be greatly appreciated.

The Meditation Group in Taipei is still small in size, but they have been practicing, gathering, and discussing the Shambhala teachings every week for half year. However, as a small group, it still needs support. They are part of the Shambhala Mandala now, and they are very proud of that.

I am an artist from Taiwan. I would like to offer one giclee print of my work to any donor who donates a banner or other notable gift. You can choose here: http://everydayink.blogspot.com/search/label/print%3A%20giclee%20prints

Please contact me for further arrangements. My email address is: yeachin@gmail.com

Again, I want to thank you for your generosity. By bringing the Shambhala teachings back to Asia, I sincerely believe that we will greatly benefit the whole world.

May all be auspicious!


Chinese Translator,
Yeachin Tsai
(這是一封我最近寫給香巴拉國際所有信眾的信;希望能藉此機會,讓更多西方信徒了解台北香巴拉的存在,並捐獻一些修行相關物項給台北香巴拉禪修小組。歡迎共襄盛舉!)

2 則留言:

匿名 提到...

Thank you so very much, Yeachin. That is extremely thoughtful and generous of you.

Love,

Chiafen

Everyday Ink 提到...

You are very welcome, Chiafen.

Let's hope I can bring some "gifts" from the greater sangha to Taipei group this February...

Warmly,
Yeachin