Respectful greetings to all of my Dharma friends.
It has been about six years since we have founded Manjushri Dharma Center here. In that time there have been many who said the center has been beneficial for their minds. We must continue to support and take care of it. The hard work done with altruism up to this point has brought extremely good results. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone from the depths of my heart for their efforts. Starting from last year we have planned to have officers of the center change every two years, approximately. We will need to have some new officers this year, so if you wish to volunteer to serve in some capacity, please do so. To have a center for the practice of Tibetan Buddhism in our small city, with a lama and interpreter, in such a pleasant environment, to have all such conducive conditions come together is extremely fortunate. Therefore, from your side, please do not loose out on this opportunity to accrue meritorious blessings and energy. This is my call to action. The lama teaches the students Dharma. If the disciples work for the Dharma center, it is activity that benefits us both. As I said in my Heart Advice:
You are grateful to me for Dharma kindness,
I am grateful to you for kind material support
Helping one another in this way
Is sacred Dharma work. That is my heart advice.
As that is the case, please be certain of it. Tashi Deleks
—Khenpo Karten Rinpoche, December 15, 2017