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September 2020

Dear Friends of Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre,

I hope you are well and enjoying life as we ease out of summer and into fall. The COVID-19 pandemic has been with us for more than six months, but we’re now able to resume many of our normal activities, albeit with a mask.

Your Centre reopened its doors in June, implementing all the COVID health guidelines. Thanks to your generosity and the hard work of your teachers and volunteers, we have been able to continue a full program of classes, retreats, prayers and even had an empowerment online. However, COVID-19 is taking its toll. Revenue has dropped more than 50% due to decreased attendance and the cancellation of our spring retreat and scheduled fundraisers. This revenue is critical to support basic operations.

We face the financial challenge of keeping your Centre open and supporting your new resident teacher. Your management team and volunteers are actively looking for ways to rebuild, increase attendance, and find new fundraising possibilities. However, the reality is an additional $1500 per month is needed to meet operating expenses. 

At this time, we ask you to please consider making or increasing your charitable donation to help keep your Centre open.

One-time donations are very welcome, but the best way to ensure the Centre’s financial stability is to donate monthly. Monthly donations are easily made by direct bank transfer or the Donate button at the bottom of our home page. All gifts over $20 receive a charitable receipt at the end of the tax year. If you have questions or would like any assistance, please contact Jean at 403.454.7595 or akshobyaadmin@gmail.com.

Thank you for helping keep your Centre open. May your Centre always be present to teach the Buddhist path to inner peace and happiness.

Thank you and blessings,

Valarie Kraft
Board of Directors, Chair

Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre was founded by the NKT-IKBU to establish an enduring opportunity for all people to find both temporary and ultimate happiness through spiritual development according to the Kadampa Buddhist Tradition- Buddhism for Modern times.

Your generosity helps sustain this Centre and will help develop new centres throughout Southern Alberta for generations to come. Without additional donations, our moderate course and facility fees cannot provide what is necessary to keep our activities growing in the area.

Help create the cause for both material and spiritual wealth for yourself and others in the future!

Your one time donation or monthly pledge is tax-deductible. You can donate using Paypal here on the web. Other ways to donate are through direct deposit, donations-in-kind of needed items, by mail and in person at the Centre with cash, cheque, and debit or credit cards.

A tax receipt is available for donations of $20 or more. If you would like a tax receipt, please contact Akshobya’s Administrative Director at <akshobyaadmin@gmail.com> or call 403-454-7595.

THANK YOU for offering pure happiness to the people of Southern Alberta!

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If you would like to pledge a different amount or use a method other than PayPal, please email our Administrative Director at akshobyaadmin@gmail.com or call us at (403) 454-7595.

Member of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union. Alberta Registered Charity 868264409RR0001