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Bhumisparsha

We are a spiritual practice collective dedicated to Touching the Earth for the freedom and liberation of all beings.

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Events

Bhumisparsha is hosting the following events.

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12:00 AM-01:30 AM UTC
ALL are welcome to join our monthly Weaving Community offering with beloved Ms. Ayesha Ali from 7...Read more

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04:00 PM-05:30 PM UTC
A monthly virtual Chenrezig practice with Lama Rod to connect with our own capacity for boundless...Read more

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11:00 PM UTC
Since February, we’ve been “reclaiming life force” through the practice of La Hooking. As we tran...Read more

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02:00 PM-09:00 AM UTC
Join us for a daylong virtual retreat with Lama Rod Owens to forge embodied healing-justice throu...Read more

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04:00 PM-07:00 PM UTC
Explore of the beginnings of the Chöd teachings and practice through a look at the lives and stor...Read more

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02:00 PM-09:00 PM UTC
Study the deep and pragmatic wisdom of Padampa Sangye; 12th century mahasiddha and founder of the...Read more

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03:00 PM-10:00 PM UTC
Explore the tantric deities of the Medicine Buddha, Tara, and Amitabha along with Mahamudra while...Read more

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02:00 AM-03:30 AM UTC
Chö is a powerful and creative practice of offering our embodiment to benefit the liberation of a...Read more

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03:00 PM-10:00 PM UTC
A day-long intensive focused on Protector Practice to include teachings, practice and Q&As

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04:00 PM UTC
Join us October 26-29 in Atlanta for an in-person retreat featuring co-teachers Lama Rod, Lama Ju...Read more

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02:00 PM-09:00 PM UTC
This retreat has passed and registration is closed. Please stay tuned for future Bhumisparsha off...Read more

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Projects

Support the following initiatives from Bhumisparsha.

Project
The Burlington Dharma Collective is an emerging sangha centered in Burlington, focused on liberat...

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Regular virtual Chenrezig practices to connect with our own capacity for boundless love.

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About


 

Bhumisparsha is a dynamic spiritual community that thrives on the participation, wisdom and experience of its members. In the tradition of different lineages we seek financial sustainability from the interdependence of our community. We recognize that many fundraising models function in capitalist frameworks and reproduce the harms of a capitalist system. We are in the process of articulating our values around how we can engage with money in a way that does not reproduce this harm. As a first step, we are attempting to raise funds through monthly community donations. 

We value transparency.  We recognize that some staff require financial compensation to ensure their active participation, dedication, and livelihood while others have access to a financial situation where they do not require that. Bridging spiritual practice and social change, Bhumisparsha seeks a financial model which:
  • Is built upon the principles of interdependence and the generosity of giving and receiving
  • Equitably supports the activities of the teachers and staff, paid and volunteer
  • Enables participation of those who wish to attend teachings and events, regardless of their ability to pay 
We honor that each person has a different capacity to give (in part based on their position, their history, their relationship to and their access to financial resources) and that the amount does not determine that person’s value in our community. The invitation is to use this as an opportunity to deepen one’s practice. 

Please note: while one time contributions are helpful, in order to be sustainable for the long-haul, we benefit from reliable, consistent funding that will be there every month. For this reason we strongly encourage people to choose a monthly amount that feels sustainable for them that will also lead to our sustainability as a community. 

How do I know how much to give? This is a question each person determines for themselves. Here are some potential things to consider: 
  •  Is there an amount that feels aligned with my values? What are my values around money?
  • What is my capacity to give? Do I often give more than my capacity? Do I often give less? Is there a go-to number I fall back on? Where does that number come from? 
  • How well resourced am I financially? Will I notice this amount? Will it disable me from caring for myself and others? Will I not feel this amount at all? Will it cause me to stretch to a level that feels expansive or contractive? 
  • Where do my financial resources come from? How much financial privilege do I have based on my race/class/gender/family/ability, etc? 
  • What is the basis of my giving? Do I give because I am an active member of the sangha? Do I give as an effort to redistribute resources in a more equitable way? Do I give as an expression of my gratitude? Do I give because it feels joyful to support the community in this way? 
  • What amount feels right (neither too much nor too little) to me, knowing that generosity includes the flow of giving and receiving?  
What if I am unable to support the community financially? There are many different ways to support Bhumisparsha, be it financially, by giving your time to support events or by showing up and sharing your practice. Please email [email protected] for more ways to get involved.




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News from Bhumisparsha

Updates on our activities and progress.

2023 End of the Year - What's Update

This year we have continued to have regular virtual practice spaces held by both community members and co-founding teachers. You can find a complete record of our weekly and monthly offerings here:...
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Published on December 5, 2023 by Sesalli Castillo

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Consulting services

Category
General Consulting
from Alex Rodríguez to Bhumisparsha
-$135.00 USD
Processing
Invoice #195040
+$12.50USD
Completed
Contribution #546887
+$20.00USD
Completed
Contribution #745304
$
Today’s balance

$21,813.13 USD

Total raised

$169,223.40 USD

Total disbursed

$147,410.27 USD

Estimated annual budget

$74,074.82 USD