Benefits of Helping Building an International Buddhist Monastery/Temple in Orange County for Tibetan
Namo Sakyamuni Buddha
HELPING BUILDING TEMPLE IS UNBELIEVABLE MERITS AND PURIFICATION.
FIRST TEMPLE IS A PLACE TO WORSHIP BUDDHA, NEXT TO STUDY AND TEACH BUDDHA DHARMA TO SENTIENT BEINGS, and pray for world peace and transform suffering in all people, animals, plants, and our planet...
Dear Respected Donors and Dharma Friends,
I am Lama Dawa, a Tibetan spiritual Lama who is working with the Nimbus Compassion Monastery (project name) for the extremely worthwhile purpose of providing place to train monks to maintain the Buddhism for the dharma teach to benefit sentient beings, to do practices to meditation to purify the mind, collect merit and realize the path and above all to help sentient beings to develop the compassion.
As well, it is providing for the needs of the monks, rooms and so forth. We also engage in Sangha (community) building in order to pray for world peace and transform suffering in all people, animals, plants, and our planet.
The location for this monastery will be built in Orange County of California state since we have many disciples in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Orange County and near by. Currently, my regular dharma teach is in a small place lent by a generous disciple and I need to rent a room to live near the Buddhist disciples. The cost of house and apartment in California is very expensive. Helping in whatever way one can offers to build a small monastery/temple is unbelievable merit and purification.
In the sutra, Mindfulness, Buddha’s teaching, it is mentioned that making statues, temples and places for Sangha, with bedding and other needs, makes one’s life go from happiness to happiness. All the future lives will be always in happiness, going from virtue to virtue, always positive; not just being born human and having ordinary pleasures, not just that—virtue to virtue means having a virtuous life. Even for 1000 ten million eons the virtue collected by having provided these things will never get lost; so you see, it is unbelievable merit.
As Buddha advised King Sangyal regarding the benefits of building monasteries. “Any human being building Buddha’s temple, even while still in samsara, in future lives will always have incredible wealth, like radiating palaces, like the king of devas.” That includes power and so forth. “In all the lives you will have happiness, will get good rebirth, and will create good karma in the next lives. While experiencing the result for ten millions of eons, all the time you will enjoy your life, with joyful mind, with no sorrow, and in the end will achieve the state of peace, the cessation of suffering and its causes.” Then also in the sutra it says, showing the ripening aspect result of the karma, “Anybody who builds a temple, without doubt in the future lives will become king. You will do the work for many transmigratory beings, many sentient beings.” Then, “You are harmonious with all sentient beings,” everybody is harmonious with you, they like you. If everybody is harmonious with you, you can benefit them, bring them to enlightenment. Also the great Indian yogi, Nagden Pawo said, “To establish a temple for the mighty aryan beings (Sangha) of Shakyamuni Buddha, soothing somebody with the words, ‘please help to build,’ ‘please donate,’ ‘please give a hand with the work’…”—any group of people who help to build a monastery, even during sleep, while standing up, eating, whatever they do, the merit of building the temple continuously increases, immeasurably. "It is said in the text by the great Indian master Chandragomin:
When the temple is built, even the workers who are building the temple and kill worms and insects under their feet while they’re working, have their negative karma purified and are not reborn in the lower realms. Even the smoke coming out of the fire from making food for the workers, who ever it touches, any being, has their negative karma purified and they receive a higher rebirth. That shows how building a monastery or temple is so powerful in benefiting others, purifying karma, and collecting inconceivable merit for sentient beings. It is so powerful in creating merit and purifying defilements that all the wishes of the people who are building the temple are fulfilled. The people who are building the temple/monastery, who offer donations, time, even the workers who are doing the work, receive unbelievable purification and collect inconceivable merits every day, and all their wishes are fulfilled."
“Even the insects that get killed under the feet, under the rocks or whatever, during the building of a temple, because the temple is the hall of the Buddha, will never get reborn in lower realms, they will be reborn in higher realms, such as the devas. Why? Because they died for the work of a temple of Buddha.” This is mainly due to the power of Buddha having ceased all the gross and subtle defilements and having completed all the realizations, due to Buddha’s inconceivable qualities. It is said that even the negative karma of anyone who is touched by the smoke from food being cooked for the workers gets purified. Again, it is the power of Buddha." I hope that you could kindly help us to build this monastery for monks and the sentient beings. You can make offerings to the Sangha with the aspiration for full enlightenment. If you do that, you create incredible positive potential. The Sangha, because they’re practicing virtue, when you make offerings, it really enriches your mind. The Sangha are going to use your offerings in a virtuous way, for a good purpose.
The total cost of the project comes around 2 to 3 millions. We hope you will extend your financial assistance in this regard. Your donation will go forward to buy or build a good size of monastery/temple for international Buddhism to teach and practice the entire teachings of the Buddha, the sutras condensed into five major philosophical texts then, after that, tantra.
You may donate here at our website directly or You may also send checks,
payable to Nimbus Compassion Foundation
at 16326 Mt. Nimbus St., Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USA. (please specify “building fund” in the memo). The donation will be tax-deductible.
Thank you in advance for your contribution and for your generosity. Sincerely, Lama Dawa
Direct Cell Phone: 510 604 9177
My assistants Don and Victoria Nguyen 714 369 0702
Lama Dawa with his young monks 2016
His Holiness Karmapa 17th and Lama Dawa in India 2016