Columbus KTC’s new building is going up on our property in East Franklinton. Foundation and lower floors are in, walls are rising and the roof and cupola are watching over drivers on the Ohio Route 315 expressway.
Meanwhile, we are still working to “close the gap” and raise the last $200,000 needed to complete Basic Construction of our building. To help the fundraising – and to give our sangha friends a chance to obtain some beautiful shrine objects for their home – we’re holding a raffle of some very special items, culminating in a drawing on Losar, Tibetan New Year.
The KTC New Year’s Raffle will feature an impressive gold statue of Standing Guru Rinpoche, called ““Guru Who is Supreme Among the Great,” which is said to bring great auspiciousness. There also will be a gilded 8-inch statue of the Buddha Shakyamuni, filled with mantras and relics and consecrated by Khenpo Ugyen Tenzin. There also will be a large wooden prayer wheel with millions of mantras inside, and a gold-color treasure vase.
Full list of items (with photos) is below.
TIckets are $15 each, or four for $50.
Here’s how to enter:
Step 1: Click here to order tickets using our Google Raffle Ticket form.
Step 2: Use the “Donate” button on KTC’s PayPal Donation page, and donate $15 for each ticket – or $50 for four tickets.
We are using the HONOR SYSTEM for ticket sales. Please submit only the number of tickets to match your donation. Entries will be checked before the drawing takes place.
DEADLINE for SALES is 12 Midnight (Eastern Time) Saturday Feb. 13.
Drawing will be held during the 11:30 AM Dharma Talk on “Losar Sunday,” Feb. 14.
Enter now – and thank you for your generosity to Columbus KTC. May all beings benefit!
Tickets $15 each; four tickets for $50.
Losar Raffle Items – 2021
Buddha Rupa – 8 Inches tall, gilded with gold-painted face; filled and consecrated by Khenpo Ugyen Tenzin
Gold-Color Treasure Vase – 5 Inches tall 3.5 inches wide, Gold color with inset silver color medallion
Large Gold Statue of Standing Guru Rinpoche – 12 ¾ inches tall (16 in. including wand) with cushioned box.
Small Gold Statue of Standing Guru Rinpoche – 4.5 inches tall with cushioned box.
Beautiful Wooden Prayer Wheel – 9 ¾ inches tall, comes with carrying bag and cushioned box.
Medicine Buddha Thangka – Beautiful thangka 34 x 23 inches in size and honoring Medicine Buddha.
Wall Hanging of Seed Syllable – Peaceful colors, quality cloth, 33 x 23.5 inches in size.
Book – Dharma King: The Life of the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa in Images, “Produced under the direct guidance of the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje,Dharma King: The Life of the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa in Images commemorates the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa’s contribution to the practice and study of Buddhism around the world, as well as his preservation of one of Tibetan Buddhisms oldest lineages, the Karma Kagyu” (KTDPublications.com).