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We’ve got some exciting news to share. We’re going to be working a lot more closely with India Dhamma Trust.
With the world in lockdown, no-one is unaffected. In India conditions are hard. Food is difficult to come by and expensive. Many people don’t have homes or sanitation. People that do have homes often live with many family members sharing a small space. There is mass migration with migrant workers returning to their home villages. The sangha in India are responding to the needs of others as best they can: bringing practical and emotional support to those who need it.
India Dhamma Trust is a tiny charity, run by a dedicated team of volunteer trustees. More than ever before, they need to focus all their time and energy on supporting the ordination teams in India. So we’ve taken on all IDT’s fundraising and communications work. We’ve got the skills and experience to do it and we’re delighted to to support them, and the Indian sangha, in this way.
India Dhamma Trust will remain an independent charity, with their trustees continuing to hold the responsibility for the West’s contribution to Dharma teaching and ordination training in India.
Vajratara will remain the Chair of IDT and join FutureDharma’s trustee board as a guest to advise on all things India.
Some of you may give monthly gifts to both FutureDharma and IDT. If you do, please, please keep giving! Your gifts to India Dhamma Trust will go solely to India, particularly the Indian Ordination Teams, those to Future Dharma will support projects all over the world.
Your gifts are transforming even more lives than before because now we’re helping IDT your money will go even further.
You’re bringing the Dharma to even more people in India. Helping people practice together, train for ordination, and share our incredible sangha with others. Others who are desperate to change their lives right now.
There’s no more crucial time to get involved than now. If you give already, thank you. We appreciate that some of you are facing the prospect of reduced income at the moment, and aren’t in a position to give. But if you’re financially secure and feel moved to give, please support our projects by giving a gift each month to FutureDharma.