༄Ngak’chang Rinpoche will be 70 this year and it has been 50 years since he first journeyed to the Himalayas — where he became the disciple of Kyabjé Düd’jom Rinpoche Jig’drèl Yeshé Dorje.
Kyabjé Düd’jom Rinpoche asked Ngak’chang Rinpoche to establish the gö kar chang lo’ dé (sangha of ngakpas and ngakmas) in the West.
To this end Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen have spent almost 30 years saving to establish a retreat centre.
They now need help to complete the project by building a shrine hall and residential facilities for Drala Jong.
Drala Jong emphasises the integration of practice with everyday working life. and is unique in presenting Vajrayana in terms of the Art of Life.
Ngak’chang Rinpoche says:
“For my birthday this year, I'm asking for donations to Sang-ngak
Chö-dzong. I've chosen this charity because its mission means a great
deal to me, and I hope that you will consider contributing as a way of
celebrating with me. Every little will help me reach the goal. I've
included information about Sang-ngak-chö-dzong below.
Sang-ngak-chö-dzong supports Vajrayana Buddhist practice and teachings in the West, and in particular the non-monastic traditions of Himalayan Vajrayana. Projects include: providing schooling, housing and medical care for Tibetans in exile; making Buddhist teachings accessible to Westerners and the support of Vajrayana art and craft.”
If you would like to contribute to this endeavour, please visit the Facebook Donation Page (https://www.facebook.com/donate/1965323250326132/10159916574459334/)
Ngak'chang Rinpoche, writing as Ngakpa Chögyam and Doc Togden, is the author of ‘an odd boy’, ‘Goodbye Forever’, ‘Rays of the Sun’, ‘Shock Amazement’, and other books published by Aro Books worldwide