The qualities of the mind are like those of a stainless sphere of crystal
Its essence is empty, its nature is luminous,
And its expressive quality is vivid, beyond limitation.
Without being tainted by the defects of samsara even in the slightest,
The mind itself is surely the enlightened state since the very beginning.

Thank you to all who have donated to help sangha members of the Garchen Ratnashri, Ukraine. 
The director of the Center, Maryna, wrote recently that sangha members are still in great need as they no longer have jobs to return to nor, in many cases, homes to return to. Continuing donations will help these people buy food and other essentials until they can once again support themselves.
If you would like to continue to provide vital help to our dharma brothers and sisters, please donate here through White Lotus: 
OR, you may donate directly to the PayPal account of the director of Garchen Ratnashri, Ukraine: Maryna Semenyuk:
March 20, 2022
Dear dharma brothers and sisters, we are very grateful for your prayers and support!
With the help of the White Lotus Buddhist Center that organized fund rising and thanks to the international sangha members, who made donations, our center has received some funds. This kind support enabled us to provide immediate help to Garchen Ratnashri Ukraine sangha members who suffered directly from horrors of this dreadful war. H.E. Garchen Rinpoche is aware that Lama Dawa Zangmo is in regular contact with most of our sangha members assessing their circumstances. We make sure that donations are distributed right away based on our sangha members’ immediate needs.
Recently PayPal has enabled people in Ukraine to receive funds and seamlessly transfer them to Ukrainian bank accounts. Our center decided to use PayPal for collecting donations with which we will continue supporting Garchen Ratnashri Ukraine sangha members.
May peace prevail swiftly 🤍
Слава Україні!

Special Program!

White Lotus is happy to welcome Lama Dawa Zangmo (Zhuravka, as many know her) to the Center September 10-11.

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