Here is an update from Vajranatha from Merida in Venzuela, where he and the Sangha there, as well as the rest of the country, faces a very difficult situation.
Do watch the 6 minute video and share it with the people in your sangha especially as an update to the first Metta for Merida video that was posted in August.
But importantly there is an immediate way your Buddhist Centre or Group may be able to help, especially if you are thinking of buying more cushions and mats in the near future!
Here is some further information about Kusha Cushions from Vajranatha if you wish to know more: and please fill in the questionnaire below too
Rosario, the mother of a mitra, has a small workshop with two industrial sewing machines & makes sheets & bed covers for local hotels. She also made a batch of cushions for the Buddhist centre in the past. We are going to employ Rosario to run a workshop for 5 mitras to learn how to make meditation cushions properly. We will make the first batch of 50 cushions together with her. Our first order is from Sao Paulo in Brazil (thank you Manjupriya!!) Could your centre or Group be next?
Until we have a local representative in the UK or Europe we will be supplying the cushions unstuffed, so you have to source your own filling.
We urgently need logistical support from the Uk. Would it be possible for someone to receive the cushions & distribute them to centres? Could there be a team to stuff the cushions if that is necessary? Could they charge the centres & hold funds to send back to Venezuela? Would there be difficulties in importing the cushions from the UK customs point of view?
Please answer the questionnaire about your possible involvement with Kusha Cushions - this would be a real help, thank you!