Thursday, May 19, 2016

Tsegyagar East Gakyil Report

[Rinpoche's cabin on upper Khandroling]

Dear Vajra Brothers and Sisters,

It is the year of the Fire Monkey and things are certainly jumping: May is almost over!​ First, thank you and congratulations, we did it! Our support and enthusiasm for The Khandroling Summer Celebration of Practicing Together has manifested! 

Click here for the details!

​You can always keep up to date with events and happenings at Tsegyalgar East on our home page . You can look on the front page to the left. Our w
eb Goddess, Nancy Paris, 
​updates these pages many times a week with new information. Take a look!
  • ​There is interest in reviving the Farm Coop, If you would like to be a part of this effort contact Amanda or Tim Last meeting of the Co-op was May 12th. Work is being done to weed raspberries, which will be for sale once they ripen. Blueberry plants are maturing and new additional ones are being planted by Nary this Spring.
  • We continue to work with International Dzogchen Community (IDC) to finalize our formal affiliation. We are finalizing the wording of our charter revision and the affiliation agreement. Right now Enrico Dell'Angelo has the documents and we expect to hear from him very soon. Once the documents are finalized, the community will have the opportunity to vote on it. All documents have been scrutinized by our lawyer to assure that our non-profit status will not be affected.
  • Additionally, ​we are also working on some clarifications regarding advertising and use of social media with communications for and about our Tsegyalgar East and our community. We will be in touch soon with more about this.
  • We are thrilled to share that we have begun work on Rinpoche's cabin on Khandroling, started this week with scaffolding put up and the removal of the old roof starts Monday. ​All the trees around the cabins that were a fall hazard have been removed.
  • Two properties have come up for sale. One is the Provost land which abuts Khandroling. It has been viewed by many community members and discussion is underway about the possibilities with this property. The other property is the house and land next to the Gar.there is an informal fact gathering happening at the moment which will be presented to the gakyil for further perusal and discussion.
Fiscally, our current savings is at about $90,000. However, we actually have a budget of almost $200,000 for fixed expenses for 2016, including administration, operations, properties, insurance, KPI rent, etc. As you know, in recent years, $100,000 plus has been made annually from Rinpoche's yearly visit to the Gar. Since He is not visiting this year, we need to secure other means of income. We are aiming to increase our fundraising efforts and will be in touch soon with more about this.

We continue to follow our master’s guidance and direction in collaborating and contributing to the development  ​of our International Dzamling Gar. This includes two main projects for us at this time: ​Dzamling Gar Gompa and Tsegyalgar East &​ West House at Dzamling Gar​

As always if you are interested in finding out more and wish to attend a Gakyil meeting or wish to add an agenda to the gakyil meeting write Tim, the secretary, ​ 

​Our next meeting will be March 13th at 9:00am EST. To read the minutes of the previous meetings CLICK HERE.

With love and appreciation,
The Tsegyalgar East Gakyil​

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