PLEASE HELP ME REALIZE A PILGRIM TOUR TO INDIA AND NEPAL AS A BUDDHIST

PLEASE HELP ME REALIZE A PILGRIM TOUR TO INDIA AND NEPAL AS A BUDDHIST WITH ADHD

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Please Help me and support my Buddhism pilgrim travel project to India and Nepal.

My long-time dream can now become a reality as I am going 28th of November to India and will stay six months until April 2018. I have a mental handicap called ADHD without hyperactivity that makes things sometimes difficult. However, I am optimistic for the project.

As a Norwegian Buddhist, I would like to follow the historical footsteps of the Supreme Buddha. My name is Kenneth Lyngaas (my Tibetan name is Karma Tshondro Tharchim) and been a long-time member of the Norwegian-Tibetan Buddhist community Karma Tashi Ling Buddhist center. Around ten years ago I finally decided to take Refuge to become a Buddhist. What does It mean to Take Refuge in Buddhism? To become a Buddhist means take refuge in the Three Jewels, also called the Three Treasures. The Three Jewels are the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha. The formal ceremony of Ti Samana Gamana (Pali), or “taking the three refuges,” is performed in nearly all schools of Buddhism. However, anyone who sincerely wants to follow the Buddha’s path may begin that commitment by reciting these lines:

  1. I take refuge in the Buddha.
  2. I take refuge in the Dharma.
  3. I take refuge in the Sangha.

During the ceremony ten years ago of Taking Refuge: Becoming a “true” Buddhist, I was told to repeat line-by-line after the Buddhist teacher. Finally, he instructed me (us) to say our name and that we took refuge in what is known as the three jewels of Buddhism. At the end of the ceremony, I received a piece of paper with a handwritten new name written in the Tibetan language. My Buddhist name is Karma Tshondro Tharchim, translates as “practitioners that work hard towards enlightenment” This year I decided to try despite my handicap to go on a pilgrim tour to India. I leave 28th of November. My plane ticket is already paid for, I will stay in India for six months to study the Dharma and practice meditation under different lamas.  Since I do not have any job because of my handicap, I need to save as much as possible to afford the travel, study and pay for meals and room.

There is a beautiful Buddhist text dating back to the fourteenth century known as the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva. Bodhi can be translated from Sanskrit as “open” or “awake” while sattva can be translated as “being,” so it is an open-hearted being. A meditation master known as Ngulchu Thogme composed these verses so that we could live a full life with open-hearts, in order to be helpful to those around us and show up more fully for our day-to-day life. He has a verse that specifically explains the importance of taking refuge in the three jewels of Buddhism:

Themselves captives in the prison of samsara,
Whom can the worldly gods protect? 
Therefore, to seek refuge in those who do not deceive,
the Three Jewels, is the practice of a bodhisattva 

DONATIONS

  • A donation can be done here in the jar
  • Payments by credit cards or Paypal on this site: http://buddhajeans.com/please-help-me-realize-a-pilgrim-tour-to-india-and-nepal-as-a-buddhist/
  • Donation by Bank Account transfer. A donation can be transferred into my Norwegian bank account DNB NOR. Account number: 1607.17.36907 Account holder: Kenneth Lyngaas Mark the donation Pilgrim tour

DONATIONS

  1. Payments by credit cards or PayPal on this site
  2. A donation can be done here in the jar.
  3. Donation by Bank Account transfer. A donation can be transferred into my Norwegian bank account DNB NOR. Account number: 1607.17.36907 Account holder: Kenneth Lyngaas Mark the donation Pilgrim tour

In advance thank you. Happy Karma Yoga Kenneth Lyngaas


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