4 months ago
We did it!!!
Last month we launched this appeal to keep our sangha heart beating through this time. We needed to raise £10,000 to cover the financial loss of the Buddhist Centre being closed and to keep essential staff working to support and enliven our sangha online. Our online activities have been an essential refuge for many of us - helping ourselves, as well as many others, to practise the Dharma and stay grounded, creative and resourced in these uncertain and challenging times.
I am delighted to let you know that together we have raised £10,500 to keep our sangha heart beating (this is gifts that came directly to the Buddhist Centre and the money collected here). Thank you so much to the 75 people who gave to this appeal. I was very moved to witness such generosity, watching the donations coming in, both in big and small amounts. You are amazing!
At the heart of the Birmingham Buddhist Centre is you – the sangha - the community. A sangha who give very generously, with people giving when they come for classes as well as 103 people giving by standing order every month. I would like to express a heartfelt thank-you to you for your ongoing generosity which raises 45% of the income we need every month to keep the Buddhist Centre staffed and continuing to give the precious gift of the Dharma on a donations basis, allowing access for a wide range of people.
If you are able to give to this appeal and haven’t yet done so, you can still give here. Any further donations will help us buy the technology and equipment we need to run hybrid classes which will allow people to attend events both in-person or online, after we re-open.
The Centre Team is currently working hard to get things in place so that we can safely re-open the Buddhist Centre - keep an eye out for further details in the newsletter in the coming weeks. We look forward to welcoming you back.
Yours in the Sangha,