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ripa_logo3May 2013

Dear Friend of Ripa Ladrang:

Thank you for your support as a member of the Ripa Ladrang Foundation. The purpose of this note is a gentle reminder to please renew your membership for 2013 if you have not done so.

If you have already renewed your membership, thank you, and I would ask that you please consider making an additional contribution to Ripa Ladrang.  Again, your contribution will be used prudently to support the work of the foundation.  We are a volunteer driven organization, so your contributions fully support the core mission which is to promote, support and preserve Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism and in particular the Ripa Lineage as well as our numerous projects such as the New Treasures Project, Pure Water Project, Monk Sponsorship, Child Sponsorship and support of the elderly.

As you know, His Eminence will not be visiting the United States in 2013.  His Eminence will be traveling to Vietnam and Hong Kong where he had not visited his students for many years.  Also, he will be offering a very special retreat in Switzerland during the month of August.  You can find more information on the retreat on our website  and at  We are hopeful that His Eminence will return to teach in the United States in 2014.

Again thank you for your continued support and I look forward to personally speaking with each one of you this year to get your input and answer any questions you may have about the foundation.

If it is more convenient for you to pay by credit card, please go to our website and click on the donation button and then membership.  Remember even becoming a member at $5 a month will help support the many projects of His Eminence.

Best regards,


Richard Diaz
Vice President