help Las Venezolanas go to Mexico

£2,630 of £2,000 goal

Raised by 72 people in 29 months
In March 2015 I visited Venezuela for the first time.  I was deeply moved to meet the 6 women there who have asked to enter the Triratna Buddhist Order. They practice with very little input, have only met two dharmacharinis so far (myself and Jñanadakini) and yet have felt moved to practice within our community. 

Jñanadakini has visited again and I will visit again next year but it would be wonderful for these women to attend a retreat in Mexico where they would meet other mitras training to enter the Order as well as meeting a number of other dharmacharinis. This would give such a boost to their practice and to their inspiration.

The economic and political situation in Venuzuela is very difficult. There is no way these women could afford to travel and attend the retreat. it would mean so much to them - and to me - if we could help them make that trip.

Please help me to raise the money to help them.  Here is a link on facebook to their stories (currently in Spanish but I will add them in English when I translate them)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/354404684915057/

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thank you all so much for the fantastic generosity. We surpassed the target I had set. A few people have asked if they can still donate. YES PLEASE. Tickets are proving more expensive and there is one more person hoping to come. We will do it! But the main thing I want to say is a humungous THANK YOU EVERYONE
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WOW, we have hit the target of £2000. Alongside some other money directly donated we can probably pay for 5 of the 9 women from Venezuela to fly up to Mexico for the GFR retreat in April. That is so so wonderful. Of course, if you have not donated and would like to please please do as there are lots of other expenses we could put money towards
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Gosh we are doing well. This will really help. Thanks so much to all who have contributed - and a wee nudge to anyone who has been meaning to but hasn't got round to it.
love Parami
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Fantastic. We have passed £1000. We think that will pay 3 fares from Venezuela to Mexico. There have been contributions from around the world which is inspiring. Men and women have contributed - Order members and mitras. And it is NOT TOO LATE. Let's see if we can get another air fare.
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Rud Ward
28 months ago

Very cool, and inspiring

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£2,630 of £2,000 goal

Raised by 72 people in 29 months
Created December 26, 2016
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£30
Berni Bustin
19 months ago
SF
£50
Sucimani Fletcher
26 months ago
ES
£20
Emma Sohlgren
26 months ago
SR
£25
Shubhavyuha Robertson
26 months ago

Hope the rest of the money is raised in time

£50
Sara Burns
26 months ago
ML
£20
Miriam Lynn
26 months ago
£10
Animisha McCoy
26 months ago
MG
£15
Mx Padmavyuha Greenleaf
26 months ago
£20
Tony Acarasiddhi Press
26 months ago

Caminamos juntos.

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Abhayadevi Tissington
26 months ago
Rud Ward
28 months ago

Very cool, and inspiring

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