Dear Friend of the Dharma,
More than thirty years ago, when His Holiness the Sixteenth Gyalwa Karmapa visited Crestone, Colorado, he had a vision that this would be an auspicious location where the Tibetan way of life could be preserved. In response to His Holiness' vision, in 1988, the Baca Tibetan Buddhist community took on the task of bringing his vision to fruition.
At that time His Eminence Jamgon Kongtrul Richpoche, a principle disciple of the Karmapa, visited Crestone and instructed the group to build the 41 foot Tashi Gomang Stupa. The Stupa building project took seven years of hard work and was consecrated in August, 1996.
If you've ever had the chance to visit this or another Stupa, you know it is much more than a mere building. The Tashi Gomang Stupa embodies the enlightened activity of the Buddha and contains many precious relics from Shakyamuni Buddha, all sixteen Karmapa's, Milarepa, Padmasambhava, Marpa, Tilopa, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Dilgo Chyentse Rinchope and others.
Please help us preserve the recently restored Tashi Gomang Stupa on a yearly basis. On going maintenance will keep the Stupa in its recently refurbished pristine condition for the benefit of all beings.
Though we have repaired the Stupa in 2010, we had to stop further needed work on the road leading up to the Stupa, repairs to the rock walls and landscaping as we have run out of funds.
Please join us through your donations.
Zoe de Bray
Director of KTTG
Maintaining the Stupa and the surrounding landscape is currently our first priority. Your donation here will provide funds for the ongoing yearly care of the Stupa. In addition, we need a truck, a snow plow and funds to keep the one mile uphill road passable in winter and maintained in summer.
RETREAT CABIN FUND
This fund will insure that the current three retreat cabins at KTTG will be properly maintained. It can also provide the funds for building additional cabins. We would like to build as many as seven additional cabins for short and long term retreatants. They will be designed with energy conservation and longevity in mind. Revenue from the cabins supports all areas of KTTG's financial needs.
LIFETIME RETREATANT FUND
Help support our lifetime retreatant. For more information on her vision and motivition, see her spiritual biography.
You can also make a general donation to KTTG to help support our day to day operations.