Fundraising for the Transgender Project in IndiaOn Mon, 31 July, 2023 - 12:51
We are happy to be arranging our Third Transgender Retreat soon with the help of some fundraising!
In 2021 Shuan Bartone became a Mitra through the Boston Sangha and Triratna Gender Diverse Buddhists. A year later, He started working on a project to record a song about Dr. Ambedkar, called ‘Babasaheb’, which is released on BandCamp.
The whole purpose of this song, and this project, is to raise money for the People to People project in Maharashtra, India, specifically for the work with Transgender people.
We have already organized two retreats successfully for transgenders earlier and they benefited a lot by learning mindfulness practices & lovingkindness meditation system including five precepts. They requested us to keep continuity of such retreat to help more transgenders to their spiritual and moral development.
In social situation the Transgenders are neglected and treated badly. This project helps them to develop inner self-confidence and friendliness in day-to-day behaviours. While most continue to live by begging, we are helping them to learn new skills to improve their access to higher education and obtain paid work to improve their lives.
All proceeds from the sale of this song go directly to People to People project in Maharashtra, India. Donations are managed by Dhammaloka, a charity run by Lokabandhu on behalf of People to People.
Please donate, here is the link: https://shaunyata.bandcamp.com/album/babasaheb
Note: BandCamp normally takes 15% fee for each sale, but on BandCamp Fridays, they forgo the fee and 100% of the donation goes to the charity of our choice, Dhammaloka/People to People in Nagpur. I will notify people in advance of the next BandCamp Friday so 100% of your donation goes to Dhammaloka/People to People in Nagpur.
We would notify people in advance of the next BandCamp Friday so 100% of your donation goes to Dhammaloka/People to People in Nagpur.
The next Bandcamp Friday is August 4th. Bandcamp Fridays will continue on September 1st, October 6th, November 3rd, and December 1st. As always, isitbandcampfriday.com has the details.
On these dates, 100% of your donation goes to Dhammaloka/People to People in Nagpur.