Please donate and help me realize my dream of a Buddhism pilgrim tour to India for a Norwegian Buddhist and artist with ADHD
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 about the project. If you donate I will a send you my artistic hand-drawn limited edition of 300 signed and numbered thanka drawings. Printed on 160 grams paper and will be available with a frame with glass as well. The additional cost of frame and glass is $6. See Selection below, choose below. I ship worldwide. Click on image to view full-size slideshow. Links below
Give a donation from $ 12, help an artist with ADHD to fulfill his dream of a trip to India to study Tibetan art. Thank you for your donation receiving a piece of art signed, numbered by the artist who is printed in a limited edition of 300.
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- THE GODDESS TARA BLACK AND WHITE DRAWING DONATION $12
- THE STANDING FORM OF THE BODHISATTVA MÃNJUSRI BLACK AND WHITE DRAWING DONATION $12
- GODDESS UNISIJAR BLACK AND WHITE DRAWING DONATION $18
- VAIROCANABHISAMBODHI BLACK AND WHITE DRAWING DONATION $18
- PEACEFUL BODHISATTVAS COLOUR DRAWING DONATION $18
- THE BUDDHA DRAWING IN COLOUR DONATION $24
- GODDESS TARA COLOUR DRAWING DONATION $24
- SEVEN PRECOCIOUS POSSESSIONS OF THE CHAKRAVARTIN BLACK AND WHITE DRAWING DONATION $36
- EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED BLACK AND WHITE DRAWING DONATION $36
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:
- I take refuge in the Buddha.
- I take refuge in the Dharma.
- 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 is 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,
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Happy Karma Yoga Kenneth Lyngaas