The U.S. Jokhang Temple
Support the Vision!
Phase 2 Underway!
We have approached this tremendous project in three phases.
PHASE 1: Down Payment Fundraising
We are happy to say Phase 1 is essentially complete!
As of February 2021, $450,000 HAS BEEN RAISED!
PHASE 2: Mortgage Qualification Challenge We Are Here!
This is a most crucial phase!
While we've been searching for a property, we've also approached several mortgage lenders to discuss our options. Here, we encounter a challenge: Lenders want to see a steady, reliable cash flow projection, proving that we'll be able to meet our monthly payments. How can we establish this proof? Read on!
The Sustaining Fund
Our goal for the Sustaining Fund is to gather a circle of donors able to commit to consistent monthly donations.
If we can have a combined commitment of approximately $5,000 per month for the next 2-years, we'll be able to provide the solid financial projection lenders require, and give them the confidence offer us a mortgage.
PHASE 3: Transformation
Funds raised in Phase 3 will be dedicated toward any renovations to the property to fully realize Ven. Lama Konchok Sonam’s vision of a thriving US Jokhang Temple.
Our Urgent Need
A Reality Check
Our situation is urgent,
and here’s why:
The lease on our current location will expire on August 31st, 2021.
We are shopping for properties!
Given the real estate market in Massachusetts, we know that whatever property we choose will cost at the very least twice the $450,000 we have raised as a down payment.
We must accomplish Phase 2 as soon as possible in order to secure a mortgage!
How You Can Help
So many ways to donate, and every donation makes a difference!
Join the Sustaining Fund Circle
Make a monthly donation
If we have as few as 50 monthly donors at option 1 we could meet our monthly goal!
Select the Sustainer Option of your choice, then click Subscribe!
Learn about the Sustaining Fund in our Phase 2 description
Offer a Generous Gift
Make a one-time donation
No matter the size, your kind donation could make all the difference!
Donate by Mail
Make checks payable to the Drikung Meditation Center, and note Jokhang Fund in the memo.
Drikung Meditation Center
c/o Lama Konchok Sonam
15 Bartlett Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476