Help Establish a Free Meditation Centre

$16,677 of $39,000 goal

Raised by 56 people in 29 days
Created November 19, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Susantha Gomis
Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery (Buddha Meditation Centre) Saskatoon Needs Your Help with moving to a new location!

34697904_1542750314946335_r.jpeg(A photo of the property that we are planing to buy)

We are Theravada Buddhist monks originally from Sri Lanka, living in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Three years ago, we came to Saskatoon from our motherland, with the sincere idea to share the authentic teachings of the Buddha with our small community. We live in a monks' residence at 602, in Stonebridge Common in Saskatoon.

Our Sri Lankan community is very small but, very much devoted and deeply attached to these peaceful teaching of the Buddha. That is really wonderful. They are very happy and live simply with the help of the Buddha's teachings. So, they wanted us to give this marvelous teaching to the English-speaking community in this city. We started a small meditation program in English and continued to do that service for three years with so many difficulties. 

We live in a house in the Stonebridge neighborhood, so this means we did not have a large enough space to gather, we did not have an isolated place. But we go out and work hard for free. We tried harder and harder. We held many meditation retreats -- Meditation events in the Stonebridge Park, meditation classes at the University of Saskatchewan, and so many other events in this city. How amazing!  We are really happy to say, people were unbelievably satisfied and attracted to the meditation. 

Then we noticed the meditation was highly benefited and suitably applied for them to reduce stress, anxiety, depression and so many other mental issues like suicidal thoughts, frustration, disappointment, and dissatisfaction. Sometimes people come in anger, irritation, resentment or jealousy. But they eventually leave as calm and peaceful innocent people. So much appreciation and gratitude we received. This is the power of the pure teachings of the Buddha.

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With our efforts, we can teach more and more for the happiness of others which is always free. So, we wanted to share this extraordinary scientific method of mind training with everyone all over the world. 

To make this dream come true, we needed a calm spacious place in seclusion which suits for meditation for all -- monks, children and adults, new or experienced, for retreats or to enjoy the calm nature under the infinite skies in Saskatchewan. 

So, we wondered over in this snowy beautiful city. We found an incredible log house with a lot of space and serenity on the River Bank of Saskatchewan. That is so beautiful and ideal for our purpose. 

Now we are planning to move to this beautiful land with its log house for you and for the benefit of all. Our bank has asked for minimum of $152,000 for the down payment. We highly need your financial support to buy this property. Your kind generous contribution is very much appreciated and essential at the moment. 

Be a part of the sublime spiritual group of the Supreme Buddha, to make this world a better place for everyone to live in peace, in happiness, and in harmony.

May the Buddha Bless you all!!!


Update:
Our bank informed us that we can count the principal we paid on our current mortgage towards the down payment. therefore, we only need to raise $77,000 now.



Here's some pictures of the property that we are planing to purchase:

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Dear Donors & Followers,
We have changed our goal again to reflect donations we received in person.

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Dear friends,

Good news!

Our bank informed us that we can count the principal we paid on our current mortgage towards the down payment. therefore, we only need to raise $77,000 now.
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$16,677 of $39,000 goal

Raised by 56 people in 29 days
Created November 19, 2018
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on behalf of Susantha Gomis
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