Dear Vajra Family,
Thank you for your support as we navigate this new reality of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because public gatherings pose obvious health risks, we have temporarily moved all of our programming online. We have updated our online platform to make this transition as seamless as possible, and to ensure that our programming stays comprehensive and enriching.
Among other items, Yellow and our Administrative Manager are looking into applying for Disaster Loan Assistance from the Small Business Administration that is part of the federal COVID-19 relief program. This is because, according to the rules of this particular loan program, if the loan is applied to certain qualified expenses, it does not have to be repaid, and so it effectively operates as a grant rather than as a loan. If Yellow and the Administrative Manager determine conclusively that the loan will not have to be repaid in our case, they will proceed with the application.
Several projects are in process at the schoolhouse, and the garage by Rinpoche's house is going up. Much is stalled or slowed due to the world's current situation, but our Red friends continue to organize and carry out what is possible at this time.
If you have not yet renewed or registered your membership for 2020, we ask that you consider doing so as your support is crucial to the operation and upkeep of the Gar and our ability to bring you programming. We understand that these economically uncertain times pose additional financial challenges, and therefore at this time we continue to offer our transmission based programs to all present and past members regardless of their status.
To renew or register as a member in 2020, go to: https://dzogchen.net
For further information about membership, its benefits, and how to register, go to:
We thank you in advance for your support.
Stay healthy and stay well, as we continue to practice together.
Tsegyalgar East Gakyil