Your generosity carried Gomde California through the difficult year of 2020, during which we were unable to host our yearly onsite programs. As we prepare to open in 2021, we ask that you please continue to offer your support.
Your financial contributions help us meet our total minimum annual operating expenses of $240,000. This number represents the estimated cost of maintaining our sacred practice land and retreat center—covering insurance, total utilities, yearly minimum maintenance work, digital programming fees, ordained and staff wages, and the continuity of Gomde's daily activities of study, practice, translation, and retreat. Any surplus in donations will be directly applied to larger improvements on the Buddha Hall, Sangha House, housing facilities, and teaching infrastructure.
En route to meeting our expected minimum expenditures for 2021, if 108 donors each offer $108 per month, we can secure an annual total of $139,968 in monthly donations. This commitment creates a more reliable foundation for fulfilling Gomde's core mission: to uphold, provide, and protect the authentic Dharma in the West. Therefore, please consider supporting Gomde California as a “Pillar” monthly donor, or a recurring donor of another amount.
There is also the option to donate in honor or memory of a loved one. To add a loved one to our prayer list for the ill or recently deceased, please feel free to leave a name and message in the comments section.
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your support, care, and love for Rangjung Yeshe Gomde California.