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For the Vihara to succeed in its goal of giving the monks a place to live and supporting their lives and their work, we need you. Volunteers who understand the monks’ lifestyle of renunciation, and want to support them, make sure that they have a place to live (the house in northeast Charlotte near Shamrock & Eastway Drive), paying rent and expenses; bring food for their begging bowls each morning; give transportation as needed; and participate in their programs.

The expenses for maintaining the bhikkhunis include rent and utilities. Everyone is encouraged to participate through monthly pledges, even as little as $5 per month. To show your support for continued presence of bhikkhunis (fully ordained female monks).

Also, If you'd like to contribute to the health and well-being of our animal residents, please choose the Feline Residents Fund from Dropdown box after you click the donate button.

Help make the Vihara a permanent home in Charlotte

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the revival of women's ordination after nearly 10 centuries during which there were no Theravada bhikkhuni vihara (monasteries). Today, we are grateful for the Charlotte Buddhist Vihara, one of several dozen Theravada bhikkhuni viharas worldwide.

We are asking you to mark this anniversary, as well as become part of Buddhist history with a commitment of $108.00 to ensure that  our vihara has a permanent home here in Charlotte. Our goal is to raise $125,000 – the owner’s generous asking price for the property; well under market value.

Your gift will go toward the purchase of the vihara where Ayya Sudhamma lives and serves the community with Buddhist teachings, spiritual counseling, giving blessings, chanting, moon celebrations, funeral and memorial services, water-pouring ceremonies, healing rituals, house blessings, and support to the broader community of Bhikkhuni Sangha.

Your gift supports the gift of her work, which ripples throughout the lives of many.

Options for giving:

Make a one-time donation ($108 or whatever you can give)
Donate $108 by donating $10 a month for 11 months
Share this email and ask 10 (or more) friends to donate $10 or whatever they can give
Thank you in advance for your generosity.

If you wish to send a check, it goes to:

Charlotte Buddhist Vihara,
c/o 3423 Stonehaven Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215.