March 1, 2022. Ligmincha International today announced a fundraising campaign for victims of the Russian/Ukrainian conflict. Initially, this program will focus on providing support to Ukrainian refugees in Europe, and especially Poland. Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Ligmincha International are contributing $10,000 to this fundraising campaign from the organization’s reserves.
“We all know of the conflict in the Ukraine” said Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, “the loss of life, separation of families, people losing their homes and possessions to violence. We are hearing about so much suffering, and we feel it deeply in our hearts. While we certainly should pray and dedicate our practice to the end of this violence, I feel that is not enough. This is an opportunity to help people who are in need. So I, Ligmincha, and the CyberSangha are looking for ways to help, to make a difference now, in this moment. We are organizing interfaith prayers and meditations. Our centers and sangha members in Europe are exploring how to directly assist the refugee situation. And we are raising money to support relief activities by on-the-ground organizations, just as we did in India during the worst of the covid epidemic. It brings me great joy to come together with others to be of service, to work selflessly, to give time and money to those in need.”
Ligmincha is offering several ways for people to contribute to this effort.
- To donate through Ligmincha International, a U.S. 501(c)3 non-profit organization, click here.
- Ligmincha Poland is raising funds as part of the same campaign. To donate through Ligmincha Poland, click here.
- Ligmincha Hungary is also raising funds as part of the same program. To donate through Ligmincha Hungary, click here.
For information on Ligmincha Hungary’s activities in support of refugees, click here.
100% of all proceeds will be donated to organizations working directly for the benefit of displaced Ukrainian peoples.