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March 2018 Greetings! Welcome to our first newsletter! For those of you who knew us as the "Western Monastic Project," the first piece of news is we have a new name, as you can see. There have been many other developments too. Perhaps most importantly, we've recently launched our website. On it you can find news articles, read about our initiative, and more. We have many ideas for resources, links, and news stories we will be adding to the website soon, so this is just the beginning. Yesterday we published our first blog post, with the results from the monastic survey we first sent out in August 2016. We learned a great deal from all the responses we received, and we're happy to finally be able to share the results with you. Thank you to all of you who took the time to complete the survey. Over the next few months our goal is to keep developing the website, especially the resources page and the news page. We're also planning to apply for 501(c)(3) non-profit status in the USA. As this initiative is new, you can help us by spreading the word, especially

with other monastics you might know. You can do this by sharing this email with friends, and liking our new Facebook page. Thank you for your interest and support, Karma Lodrรถ Gangtso PS. If this email has been forwarded to you and you would like to be put on our email list to receive future newsletters, you can subscribe here. PPS. If you would prefer not to get these emails, you can unsubscribe by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.

Visit our new website

Findings from Initial Survey of Western Tibetan Buddhist Monastics

Visit our new Facebook Page

We've published the results from the

We've created a Facebook page to share

survey of monastics we conducted last

updates and news stories from the

year. The goal of the survey was to begin

Buddhist Monastic Initiative, as well as

to get a sense of who we are, where we

relevant content from around the web.

live, and to get some ideas about how to

Please "like" our page to see our latest

go forward with this initiative. We received


42 responses from monastics living in 15 different countries, and a lot of great ideas. Thanks to everyone who took the time to complete it.

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March 2018 BMI Newsletter  

The first email newsletter of the Buddhist Monastic Initiative.

March 2018 BMI Newsletter  

The first email newsletter of the Buddhist Monastic Initiative.