Dear Friends and Members,
Dakini Mountain is a new Buddhist Center focused on the timeless Buddhist values of Harmony, Healing and Compassion within a modern context of Gender Equality, Celebration of Diversity and Ecological Sustainability.
Dakini Mountain is the international retreat center of Ngakpa International founded by Pema Khandro Rinpoche. Ngakpa International is dedicated to making in-depth Buddhist education accessible and available to anyone who wants to study. This is offered through a combination of online and in-person classes, training, retreats, one-on-one mentoring, and holistic healing programs. Dakini Mountain is the main event location.
It is also a Buddhist Power Center of Vajrayogini, the female Tantric Buddha.
Power Centers have long been a primary focus in the tradition of the Buddhist teachings – places consecrated and dynamically charged by potent Buddhist practices to foster experiences of inspiration and higher awareness that can change a person’s life and change the course of the culture, country and world wherein they are established.
Pema Khandro introduced the vision of Dakini Mountain as a power center of Vajrayogini, the female Tantric Buddha, saying, “Vajrayogini is the symbol of an alternate form of power that is under-represented in our time – the power of altruistic love. She is the ultimate symbol of gender inclusivity as a female Buddha who embodies innate wisdom and disrupts confusion through fiery insight. Vajrayogini is venerated in every sect of Tibetan Buddhism and appears in the legends of the great masters of Buddhism as a catalyst towards awakening.”
Dakini Mountain will house a Vajrayogini statue that has been made and consecrated in Boudha, Nepal. It will be installed and blessed during the Dakini Mountain Grand Opening Celebration on May 31st, 2020. This vision for Dakini Mountain will only happen with the effort, dedication, and support of many people. Will you be one of those people? Will you help make Dakini Mountain a reality now and in the years ahead
Thanks to people like you who have already supported Dakini Mountain, it is becoming a reality!
Escrow was closed on February 22 of this year, 2019. Hooray! It was a long-awaited, major accomplishment. Thank you so much for your support! Now more support is needed to usher in the second phase of infrastructure.
Dakini Mountain is a pristine, mountainous, 35 acre parcel that already came with a valuable foundation of infrastructure, including a beautiful lodge, pond and grassy meadow.
This bounty has already made it possible to have 3 retreats take place in 2019 – a great and auspicious beginning! Now, more infrastructure, new buildings, and support is critically needed for Dakini Mountain to continue.
Help Dakini Mountain and its values of Harmony, Healing, Compassion, Gender Equality, Diversity and Ecological Sustainability flourish!!
Phase 2: Building a Power Center
Phase 2 Goals
$100,000 – Solar System Upgrade. Dakini Mountain is completely off the grid. Doubling the capacity of the current system is needed for hosting larger groups.
$15,000 – Fire Clearing. Northern California is a very high fire risk zone. Brush clearing must be extensive and maintained to protect all structures.
$40,000 – Government Use Permits. Local government laws and ordinances require a comprehensive permitting process.
$36,600 – Annual Insurance, Property Tax, and Propane Fees.
$6000 – 2019 Lodge and Facilities Upgrades.
$79,600 – Guest Cabin for teachers to come lead events including Pema Khandro Rinpoche, guest Lamas, other teachers, and guests.
$7,500 – Installation of Vajrayogini statue and shrine to celebrate the feminine in Buddhism and foster the ideals of gender equality, harmony, and compassion.
$69,000 – Other infrastructure expenses for 2019-2020 classes and retreats including website development and hosting, online meeting costs, accounting, printing, and other insurance needs.
Special Gift – Vajrayogini Print
For gifts of $5000 and above, donors will receive a print replica of this rare and beautiful Vajrayogini painting.
Pema Khandro Rinpoche has said of this particular thangka that it is the most exquisite Vajrayogini thangka she has ever seen.
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