Living Compassion II Sponsorship's

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Join us in making "Living Compassion" a way of life for all:

Dear Friends,

On behalf of all of us at Do Ngak Kunphen Ling (DNKL), we would like to invite you to participate in a truly transformative experience. Building on our enthusiastically received event in 2017, Living Compassion, which took us on an inspiring journey into the life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, we are delighted to announce the continuation of our shared exploration of compassion through an expanded program of His Holiness’ life, work, and, most important, his call to all of us to live a compassionate life. This event is made possible by the generosity of the performers, Tencho Gyatso, the niece of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Director of Tibetan Empowerment & Chinese Engagement Programs for the International Campaign for Tibet (ICT), and Nawang Khechog, the world’s most renowned Tibetan flutist.

This year, Living Compassion II, produced and staged at the Ridgefield Playhouse, offers a more immersive and contemporary look at His Holiness’ life and work, and is anchored by a robust multimedia presentation including breathtaking images and deeply moving narration by Tencho Gyatso and other special guests. Together, we will experience the inspirational journey of the Dalai Lama’s escape from Tibet as a young monk who then grew into fulfilling his destiny to lead all the world to find, explore, and embrace a compassionate way of life. This experience is brought to greater depths by the always profound and uplifting music of Grammy Nominee, Nawang Khechog along with pianist  Janet Ettele and Arthur Lipner.

There are many ways to participate. Consider making a tax-deductible donation to this extraordinary evening by becoming an event sponsor. Or, tickets can be purchased here, where you can upgrade and be invited to the VIP reception. Either way, you will be furthering DNKL’s important work of inspiring greater awareness and a deep understanding of compassion and how it enriches ourselves, our families, our local communities, and indeed the entire world. His Holiness has said, “Each individual must try to ensure peace and compassion in their family. Put together ten peaceful, compassionate homes, or one hundred, and that’s a community.”

Special with this year’s event is a free round-table discussion, hosted by ICT, entitled Tibet Today, from 4:30 to 5:30 pm at the Playhouse. During this eye-opening discussion, you will learn about global efforts to help Tibetans in their peaceful struggle for democracy, human rights, and the preservation of their ancient culture of wisdom. This educational program is free and open to the public. To reserve your seats, please click here.

We hope you and your friends and family will take part in one or all of the events on November 3. For more information, visit or email Gloria at [email protected]

Your support is greatly appreciated!

Thank you and best wishes,

Gloria Cosgrove

Sr. VP. Fundraising and Education

Board of Directors

Note:  If you prefer you can write a check payable to DNKL LC II and mail to:


30 Putnam Park Road

Redding,  CT  06896

*For federal tax purposes, the amount that may be deducted as a charitable contribution is equal to the amount of your payment less the fair market value of ticket admission to the event, including the pre-reception.