Eyes of the World

By Sharnon Mentor-King

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Eyes Of The World

Project 2012-08-17 02:24:12 +1200

Lotsawa is Tibetan word that is said to mean Eyes of the World. As a title it was applied to the native Tibetan translators who worked alongside the Sanskrit pundits to translate the texts of the Buddhist Canon into Tibetan over a thousand years ago. In modern times, it is also used to refer to translators of Tibetan Buddhist texts.

A Dharma student from Whangarei, New Zealand, I have been offered the rare opportunity to study to become a lotsawa in Dharamsala, India. The two year Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Programme (LRZTP) is run by the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). As a freelance student (not sponsored by an FPMT centre) my study fees are US$6,500.

But having been offered enrollment at late notice, and hot off the heels of a study trip to India, I am struggling to put together the funds. The fees must be paid by Oct 1, and the course itself starts on Oct 8. When and if there will be another LRZTP is unsure, so it may well be a matter or now or never. So I'm begging help from anyone and everyone. Please help me to fund my training, and know that by doing so you are helping to spread Tibetan Buddhist teachings in the English-speaking world.

Thank you!

Think in this way, “During the rest of my life, it is my responsibility to grow in mindfulness and happiness. Each day I will expand kindness I already have. When I wake up each morning, I will open my wisdom-eye and see more and more deeply into the inner universal reality. I will try to be as mindful as possible. I will take responsibility for my life and dedicate it to others by growing strong in loving kindness and wisdom. I will serve others as much as possible.”
                                                                                           - Lama Yeshe, Founder of FPMT


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15/09/2012 at 11:02 PM

Thank you so much to everyone who has pledged so far! The response has been fantastic. I just need one last push to get to target in the next five days, so please, spread the word and help me make this amazing opportunity into a reality!

Arohanui,

XXS

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    Briar
    2012-09-19 15:11:36 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-09-19 13:41:04 +1200
    Sita Newman
    2012-09-19 13:37:36 +1200
    Leana Steevens
    2012-09-19 10:52:17 +1200
    Tiare Gras
    2012-09-18 22:52:43 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2012-09-17 22:29:53 +1200
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    Anonymous pledger
    2012-09-17 17:47:19 +1200
    Camilo Borges
    2012-09-17 06:51:20 +1200
    Lucinda Townsley
    2012-09-16 21:53:18 +1200
    Benjamin Smith
    2012-09-15 17:15:05 +1200
    Natalie Campbell
    2012-09-15 11:00:22 +1200
    Jo
    2012-09-15 08:38:08 +1200
    Ellen
    2012-09-12 17:44:59 +1200
    Kaari Schlebach
    2012-09-12 17:19:13 +1200
    Robert Hensel
    2012-09-08 08:01:33 +1200
    Diane Pivac
    2012-09-07 21:25:48 +1200
    Sam LaHood
    2012-09-07 18:11:41 +1200
    Maraea Mentor
    2012-09-07 13:32:19 +1200
    Matt Keene
    2012-09-05 12:13:12 +1200
    Anna Cherry
    2012-09-04 12:24:24 +1200
    Suzy Goss
    2012-09-04 11:14:31 +1200
    Michelle Holt
    2012-09-03 15:42:21 +1200
    Maria Fraser
    2012-09-02 16:21:09 +1200
    Nicholas Connop
    2012-09-02 00:08:31 +1200
    Sheryl Mai
    2012-08-31 18:48:32 +1200
    Aaron James Edwards
    2012-08-31 11:35:43 +1200
    Daniel Jenkins
    2012-08-30 18:44:42 +1200
    Jesse Matthews
    2012-08-30 07:19:15 +1200
    Maibritt Pedersen Zari
    2012-08-29 12:30:18 +1200

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    Eyes Of The World

    Project 2012-08-17 02:24:12 +1200

    Lotsawa is Tibetan word that is said to mean Eyes of the World. As a title it was applied to the native Tibetan translators who worked alongside the Sanskrit pundits to translate the texts of the Buddhist Canon into Tibetan over a thousand years ago. In modern times, it is also used to refer to translators of Tibetan Buddhist texts.

    A Dharma student from Whangarei, New Zealand, I have been offered the rare opportunity to study to become a lotsawa in Dharamsala, India. The two year Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Programme (LRZTP) is run by the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). As a freelance student (not sponsored by an FPMT centre) my study fees are US$6,500.

    But having been offered enrollment at late notice, and hot off the heels of a study trip to India, I am struggling to put together the funds. The fees must be paid by Oct 1, and the course itself starts on Oct 8. When and if there will be another LRZTP is unsure, so it may well be a matter or now or never. So I'm begging help from anyone and everyone. Please help me to fund my training, and know that by doing so you are helping to spread Tibetan Buddhist teachings in the English-speaking world.

    Thank you!

    Think in this way, “During the rest of my life, it is my responsibility to grow in mindfulness and happiness. Each day I will expand kindness I already have. When I wake up each morning, I will open my wisdom-eye and see more and more deeply into the inner universal reality. I will try to be as mindful as possible. I will take responsibility for my life and dedicate it to others by growing strong in loving kindness and wisdom. I will serve others as much as possible.”
                                                                                               - Lama Yeshe, Founder of FPMT


    Comments

    Counting Down

    15/09/2012 at 11:02 PM

    Thank you so much to everyone who has pledged so far! The response has been fantastic. I just need one last push to get to target in the next five days, so please, spread the word and help me make this amazing opportunity into a reality!

    Arohanui,

    XXS
      Briar
      2012-09-19 15:11:36 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-09-19 13:41:04 +1200
      Sita Newman
      2012-09-19 13:37:36 +1200
      Leana Steevens
      2012-09-19 10:52:17 +1200
      Tiare Gras
      2012-09-18 22:52:43 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-09-17 22:29:53 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-09-17 22:02:47 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-09-17 17:47:19 +1200
      Camilo Borges
      2012-09-17 06:51:20 +1200
      Lucinda Townsley
      2012-09-16 21:53:18 +1200
      Benjamin Smith
      2012-09-15 17:15:05 +1200
      Natalie Campbell
      2012-09-15 11:00:22 +1200
      Jo
      2012-09-15 08:38:08 +1200
      Ellen
      2012-09-12 17:44:59 +1200
      Kaari Schlebach
      2012-09-12 17:19:13 +1200
      Robert Hensel
      2012-09-08 08:01:33 +1200
      Diane Pivac
      2012-09-07 21:25:48 +1200
      Sam LaHood
      2012-09-07 18:11:41 +1200
      Maraea Mentor
      2012-09-07 13:32:19 +1200
      Matt Keene
      2012-09-05 12:13:12 +1200
      Anna Cherry
      2012-09-04 12:24:24 +1200
      Suzy Goss
      2012-09-04 11:14:31 +1200
      Michelle Holt
      2012-09-03 15:42:21 +1200
      Maria Fraser
      2012-09-02 16:21:09 +1200
      Nicholas Connop
      2012-09-02 00:08:31 +1200
      Sheryl Mai
      2012-08-31 18:48:32 +1200
      Aaron James Edwards
      2012-08-31 11:35:43 +1200
      Daniel Jenkins
      2012-08-30 18:44:42 +1200
      Jesse Matthews
      2012-08-30 07:19:15 +1200
      Maibritt Pedersen Zari
      2012-08-29 12:30:18 +1200

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      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 19/09/2012 at 3:11 PM.