Our recent news items about the opening of the urban temples in Malaga and Atlanta, and the remarkable progress being made on the new temple in Arizona, perfectly illustrate the vision and dedication of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche to bring Modern Kadampa Buddhism to people throughout the world by building temples where they live and work.
Venerable Geshe-la’s wish is to build such temples in every city of the world. This compassionate vision is a vast ocean of good fortune created for the benefit of this and all future generations.
Being part of the vision
On a practical level, all these auspicious developments are overseen by the International Temples Project (ITP), a global charity inaugurated by Venerable Geshe-la for this purpose.
Every year in October we have a special opportunity to support the work of the ITP by contributing a day’s wage to the project as part of the Work a Day for World Peace event. In this way our merit becomes part of this vast ocean of good fortune.
This year, the event takes place on October 19, so now is a good time to start planning a contribution.
Contributing could not be simpler, just visit the secure website at workadayforworldpeace.org and make your contribution online.
How the power of our offering increases
If we give to a Dharma Center there will be great meaning and the merit will increase for as long as the Center exists. As the Center grows and flourishes, bringing happiness to more and more people, the power of our offering will increase.
So how much more powerful will our contribution be if it is dedicated to the development of countless centers throughout the world now and in the future through the success of the International Temples Project?
If we have a small quantity of water and we try to preserve it on its own, eventually it will evaporate; but if we pour it into an ocean it will remain for as long as the ocean remains.