Announcement about Temple Project Ireland
After careful reflection, we have decided to temporarily put on hold our plans for the Dzogchen Beara Temple this year, for the following reasons:
1. The economic downturn in Ireland and Europe has unfortunately had an impact on donations and our prospects of raising the funds that we need. In the absence of any major donors stepping forward (which would always be welcome!) we feel it prudent to pause so that we can review our timeline and fundraising strategy.
2. This year in particular we wish to focus our attention and resources on three important steps that we see as crucial to Dzogchen Beara’s development:
a. Renewal of the leadership team and organizational set up of Dzogchen Beara in order to adjust to personnel movements and the changing perspective of our future activities.
b. Improving the basis of the spiritual community living, working and practicing together at Dzogchen Beara.
c. Upgrade of all existing accommodation at Dzogchen Beara to create a uniform standard of quality and comfort throughout the site.
The pause is merely a temporary measure and in no way a sign of our wavering commitment to the Temple Project. Donations that have already been given to the Temple will be held in a restricted fund and not used in any other way. Contributions of any size for the Temple Project will still be very much welcome. The Trustees will review the status of the project after one year and perhaps by then we will be ready to move forward once again.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those of you who have contributed to the Temple Project or supported it in other ways. Please keep your belief and passion for the project alive so that we can realize it together when the circumstances are fully in our favour!
Thank you for your understanding.
on behalf of the Trustees of Dzogchen Beara