Dear Supporters of Serlingpa Meditation Center,
Serlingpa Meditation Center has been a long-standing and successful place of refuge for the people of the Southcoast for the past 11 years.
We have introduced the precious teachings of Buddha to hundreds of people who have come through our doors, created a strong and harmonious spiritual community, and have had the good fortune to "birth" Atisha Meditation Center in Providence, Kadampa Meditation Center Boston, as well as a branch in Maine.
You have been an important part of making the story of Serlingpa Meditation Center, a success story through your presence and through your support.
2020 was quite a year for Serlingpa Meditation Center.
- We welcomed a new resident teacher, our "own" Gerry Donovan.
- We re-started our own website www.meditationinnewbedford.org to host and promote our programs.
- We developed a robust online teaching program.
- We developed a rich and varied virtual presence including online classes, chanted prayers, retreats, and special events.
- We were perilously close to closing the doors of our physical space in New Bedford due to the pandemic and consequential revenue loss.
Through your support, together, we can create a new chapter in the Serlingpa Meditation Center story; a chapter that will include using the challenges we are currently experiencing as fuel to increase our spiritual focus and our reliance on our community.
Though we have successfully negotiated a significant reduction in rent, we are not yet out of the woods. Our revenue has not fully bounced back to pre-pandemic time and therefore our bank account has taken a hit and our nest egg is depleted. We expect once our classes are able to fully resume in person we will, just as in the past, easily meet our financial commitments and maintain a healthy nest egg.
We are requesting your help.
We want to raise $10,000; $6000 to help cover our bills over the next 12 months and an additional $4000 to put back into our savings account. Some benefactors of the center have offered a dollar-for-dollar match up to $5000.
Please contribute as generously as possible to help keep the doors of Serlingpa Meditation Center open.
We can do this together!
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Serlingpa Meditation Center
514 Pleasant Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
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