Help Protect This Land

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Orgyan Dzong  is a Buddhist temple and retreat centre north of Belleville, Ontario, situated in the midst of a vast forested area at the foot of Mount Moriah, the highest point in South-Eastern Ontario. The centre now has a rare opportunity to acquire a 75 acre hunt camp north of the temple which would preserve it from being purchased by other hunters. We urgently need your generous help to raise at least $50,000 towards a down payment and legal fees as quickly as possible.

The temple’s land serves as a refuge for many hunted animals: deer, moose, elk, bear, beavers, ducks, geese and wild turkeys. The current owners have a pre-existing right to cross Orgyan Dzong’s property to gain access to their land to hunt, which is both disruptive and disturbing to those practicing at the centre. Furthermore, hunting dogs are used to drive animals onto their land from other properties.

Our purpose in purchasing this land is three-fold: to conserve the land and its habitat, which has been classified as an Area of Scientific and Natural Interest due to its unique and endangered flora and fauna, to protect the animals that dwell on it from being hunted and killed, and to end the disruptive noise of hunters crossing our land and using firearms in its vicinity.

While we would like to purchase this property outright, at minimum, a down payment of at least 50 percent of the asking price, which has been estimated at $80,000, must accompany an offer to purchase a rural property of this type.

The Palyul Foundation of Canada , which runs the centre, is an incorporated, non-profit, charitable organization (11904 0616 RR0001) and will issue a Canadian tax-deductible receipt for your donation with the inclusion of your full name and mailing address.

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