Offering is a traditional Buddhist practice and at the same time, a wonderful way to cultivate love, kindness and compassion
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There is an unbroken thread of generosity from Buddha's time to the present day, which has enabled the teachings to come to us.
Generosity is a seed present even before Buddha Shakyamuni’s enlightenment. During his life as a beggar his bowl of food was always filled with offerings, which enabled his dedication to meditation practice and enlightenment.
The Buddha gave us the greatest example of generosity in teaching the Dharma, the masters were generous through listening, practicing, and transmitting the teachings, and the Sangha has been generous by helping Dharma activities to continue to flourish.
By contemplating deeply, we realize that participating in this stream of generosity makes us inseparable from Buddha's activities, generates immeasurable merit, and brings an inexhaustible benefit to all beings.
Odsal Ling has been maintained for many years thanks to the generosity of participants in the Membership Program. Members are one of the fundamental and increasingly indispensable pillars for the tradition taught by Chagdud Rinpoche and the aspirations of Lama Tsering to come to fruition, especially at this challenging time.
We would like to invite all those who feel benefited by Odsal Ling's teachings and activities to become members and be a part of this mandala of Chagdud Rinpoche.
Just as every grain of rice offered to the Buddha was essential for the Dharma to reach us, every offering made through the Membership Program is the interdependent link that will allow future generations to be touched with the radiance of the Buddha's teachings.
It doesn’t matter if your donation is as small as a sesame seed; if you offer it with compassion and bodhichitta, you will attain an enormous amount of merit
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* From November 2014, Lama Tsering allocated 12% of members contributions to the education of Yangsi of Rinpoche in Tibet.
In addition to generating a deep interdependence with Chagdud Gonpa, members have access to exclusive Odsal Ling content, such as monthly meetings with Lama Tsering via Zoom, recordings of special teachings that Lama Tsering has given in the past, for example, the complete content of the 2018 Vajrayana Cycle, as well as the various categories of teachings already present on the Odsal Ling Online Campus Platform
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