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#1 Simona

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 09:07 PM

Dear everyone,

regarding a New Year 2009 is coming :) , I would like to propose the organization of a New Year Bazar. It is time when we usually spend some extra money on buying little presents for friends, family members or those, who we would wish to make them happy with expression of attention. Why to go in shops and buy things? I believe we all have in our homes many many things we don`t need, yet they could make happy somebody else. Here they go: books, vases, stones, shells, purses, glassy bottles, candles, tablecloths, etc., Why not gather together, make a stand in front of Dharma center on one Saturday in December evening at 18.00, bring the things, put them on the stand and everyone could pick something new for himself and herself, for a modest donation, of course.

In this way we practice non-attachment, because giving the stuff we have, to somebody else, we support Dharma Center, because of giving the donation, we socialize and chat. If anyone is interested, please do not hesitate to join, as well, a workshop for New Year cards - Dharma cards would be appreciated.

New Year is time when we make new plans, it is a symbol of New Start.

Let it be in the spirit of generosity and benefiting the others with what we already have got.

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 08:13 AM

regarding a New Year 2009 is coming :) , I would like to propose the organization of a New Year Bazar. It is time when we usually spend some extra money on buying little presents for friends, family members or those, who we would wish to make them happy with expression of attention. Why to go in shops and buy things? I believe we all have in our homes many many things we don`t need, yet they could make happy somebody else. Here they go: books, vases, stones, shells, purses, glassy bottles, candles, tablecloths, etc., Why not gather together, make a stand in front of Dharma center on one Saturday in December evening at 18.00, bring the things, put them on the stand and everyone could pick something new for himself and herself, for a modest donation, of course.


i like the idea :)

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 10:37 AM

Dear Simona,

I would like to propose the organization of a New Year Bazar

I very much like the idea, and I do join. You forgot to mention that Rinpoche gave the green light to organize it in front of the Dharma Center :)

Why to go in shops and buy things?

Yes, why? Come to the New Year Bazar, and benefit the Dharma Center, get for your family and friends something you don't even expect getting ;) But, nice things, please bring nice things... We could offer delicious tea or chai for everyone, light some candles...
I also kindly invite everyone to join the idea here, and later we can set a date, organize, invite others...

With best wishes,

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 11:46 AM

i like the idea :)

Thank you for the positive feed back, m_v :) If you would have wish and time to help with organization, you are warmly welcome, just as anybody, of course.


I very much like the idea, and I do join. You forgot to mention that Rinpoche gave the green light to organize it in front of the Dharma Center :)

I also kindly invite everyone to join the idea here, and later we can set a date, organize, invite others...

Yes, Venerable Lama Shenphen Rinpoche indeed offered us this precious opportunity to gain merits and accumulate positive karma for the benefit of all sentient beings. :prostate:

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 11:49 AM

Thank you for the positive feed back :) If you would have wish and time to help with organization, you are warmly welcome, just as anybody, of course.


Dear Simona,

I like idea very much :applause: and I wish to help with organization :)

Wish You all the best. :)

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 02:07 PM

Practicing generosity in this case is working on our attachments and accumulating incommensurable amount of merits because supporting a Dharma center!

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I wish to help with organization :)

Thank You very much, Tchokyi :)
So far, we have for the organization confirmed: Khyenrab, Tchokyi, plus there would be one or two persons for New Year cards (set by phone) and m_v (waiting for their confirmation). Five members so far ;) :applause:
Thank you and the organization team is still open for anybody who wish to join! We would need persons to bring 3 - 4 garden candles, too and somebody for making a tea and eventually serve it in the pots.

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 11:12 PM

I like the idea of the bazaar very much too and I would like to join the effort. Well, it also depends on the date when it will take place, but you can count me in. :)

Concerning the finances of the Dharma Centre, unfortunately Slovenes tend to be miserly with their money in terms of donations. Charitable activities are not as well developed as elsewhere and the awareness about it is not very high. Everybody has good intentions, of course, but when it comes to giving, their good intentions disappear. I speak from experience from trying to collect aid for people in the war-affected areas of Yugoslavia. People don't like to part with their money for purposes that do not immediately concern them. They are more ready to donate clothes, but more because they want to get rid of the old stuff and it was absolutely necessary to check all donated clothes, because there was a lot of old rags that could no longer be used.

But I could understand this more in other places and with other people, but not among Buddhists.

I hope we wake up and keep the Ljubljana Dharma Centre going.
With best wishes,

Dechen

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Posted 17 October 2008 - 11:30 PM

I guess it was immature of me to joke a little bit in my previous post, though i ment it in a positive way... Since any project ment to support the Dharma Center must be sacred, especially when there is a great need to do so, as is now. Sorry about that.

It would be wonderful, if we all examined our capabilities, be very honest with ourselves, and give what we truly can... And keep in mind that Dharma is priceless and the source of all happiness. :prostate:

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 10:53 PM

So far, we have for the organization confirmed: Khyenrab, Tchokyi, plus there would be one or two persons for New Year cards (set by phone) and m_v (waiting for their confirmation). Five members so far ;) :applause:
Thank you and the organization team is still open for anybody who wish to join! We would need persons to bring 3 - 4 garden candles, too and somebody for making a tea and eventually serve it in the pots.

Dear all,

Simona I like as well very much idea about bazzar. I organize bazzar every year in school together with children . the atmosphere is always very nice, parents and teachers other workers in school and children mingle, buying products made by children. Money goes for humanitarian purposes.

So I will be happy to join you with organization and as well in workshops (where making postcards, other qute new year products). It would be also nice if our children would join us in this workshops. Am sure they would enjoy it :) .

all the very best

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 04:08 AM

I like the idea of the bazaar very much too and I would like to join the effort. Well, it also depends on the date when it will take place, but you can count me in. :)

Thank You very much for joining and the positive support from your side, Dechen ;)

So I will be happy to join you with organization and as well in workshops (where making postcards, other qute new year products).

Thank You very much, Pekar :) You help is warmly welcome.

Sincere thanks to everyone, who join this project and help Dharma Center to exist. In the following days the organization is about to move to the second phase. Details follow.

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 06:23 PM

Thank you for the positive feed back, m_v :) If you would have wish and time to help with organization, you are warmly welcome, just as anybody, of course.


Confirmed :) - we should consider that I live in Hungary.

#12 Simona

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 03:55 AM

Confirmed :) - we should consider that I live in Hungary.

Thank you :)
New Year Bazaar will take place in front of Dharma Center in Melikova 1, Ljubljana on Saturday December, 13th at 18.00. (Note: hour is changed to 16.00)

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 06:39 AM

Dear all,

it`s great joy to inform you about the second phase of the organization and give you some news and directions suggested from your side.

Some of you expressed a wish to offer at Bazaar some "hand made" items, as well, which you would make by your own. We welcome this idea warmly, so that those interested could just start with work according to their own schedules, free time, material. The only recommendation we would have is, such "hand made" items shall be of the certain quality regarding the make, looking very very nice.

Regarding New Year cards we plan to organize a workshop in November, which would last for about 3 hours - in the afternoon. About exact termin and place we all will be informed.

There are 10 members, working on organization and proposing ideas. Some of them we placed them here, some of them are in the phase of consideration. All ideas welcome.

Thank you & kind regards
your organization team

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 09:34 AM

on Saturday December, 13th at 18.00.

You are not afraid it will be dark and cold? What's about in afternoon rather, around 15:00 or 16:00?

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 09:17 AM

Dear Workshop Participants,

Simona and me were talking about what we could put on New Year cards as decoration. As for me, i give my aesthetic preferences, maybe some of our Dharmaling „craftsmen” would get some inspiration or further ideas from them.

I am not very good at art, but i like the wall paintings and motifs from Dunhuang caves, and Western Tibetan art, frescos, like from Guge or the region of Ngari, what belongs to himalayan art. I like their colors, and the figures are quite suggestive. If i was about making presents i would use these as model. Or if we want to make more simple, we could put other buddhist symboles, like the 8 auspicious signs or lotuses etc. (http://www.religionf...ism/symbols.htm , http://buddhism.kala...et_buddhism.htm, http://www.prayerfla...p?catid=3&id=24
One very good book of Buddhist symbols is „The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs” from Robert Beer, and there are very clear outlines of Buddhist images in „Tibetan Thangka Painting” by David & Janice Jackson. If you can find them, they could be good help.
On internet you can find also quite some sites, some of my preferences are below (though not enough pictures)

Sites for Himalayan, Dunhuang etc. art:
http://www.himalayan...m...1371&page=1
http://www.silk-road...ng/dhcaves.html
http://www.sdchm.org/collections.php
http://www.textile-a...un/cave285.html
http://www.textile-art.com/dun1.html
http://www.chinesear...om/1gp002f.html
http://www.chinesear..._Paintings.html
http://www.pbase.com/dbh/designs
http://www.greenkiwi...ames/gu_art.htm
http://www.himmies.c...1/milarepa.html
http://www.cyberyong.com/
http://www.tibetanmalashop.com

some more handicraft ideas, what we could do beside the cards (check the left column too, like „office accessories”etc) http://www.craftsini...com/pen-stands/
http://www.dollsofin...lkArtPaintings/

contemporary tibetan artist: http://www.gyatsostu.../gallery_2.html (check tibetan visual art too, on the left)
( all the new links i 'v found will be put in this post, so if interested, check it for updates)

mariann

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 01:34 PM

Dear Everybody /Simona, Mariann....../,

I would like to join the New Year Bazaar. I'm not a "craftswoman", I'm a vet, and I can offer some useful things for your /anybody/ pets, for examples: tickcollar, pills against worms, skin,-and tooth protecting items......WE try to organize other people/with other things/ too.
Hugs, Gyöngyi from Hungary

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 07:00 AM

You are not afraid it will be dark and cold? What's about in afternoon rather, around 15:00 or 16:00?

Thank you for the great idea, Gigu. :)

As for me, i give my aesthetic preferences, maybe some of our Dharmaling „craftsmen” would get some inspiration or further ideas from them.

Thank you, Mariann. I believe it is of great help. ;)

I would like to join the New Year Bazaar.

Warmly welcome, Gyöngyi! :applause:

Many thanks to Pepita Selles from Sweden, who offered a donation of several art pictures, which can be used for New Year cards
http://www.artistris...pita-Selles.htm Greetings to Sweden :)

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 05:17 PM

Sincere thanks to Pippi Konstanski from USA, who offered as a donation one beautiful photo for New Year cards and some items from her jewelry collection, which Zavod will receive by mail. www.pippijewelry.etsy.com
Greetings to USA :)

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Posted 09 November 2008 - 08:09 AM

Dear all,

the hour of the New Year Bazaar is changed to 16.00. If you wish to bring some items before the bazaar will take place, we can recommend you to bring them before each Teaching, when there is a special wicker basked appointed specially for this occasion.

See you all on Saturday, December 13th at 16.00 at Melikova 1, Ljubljana.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 06:32 AM

The other day I was thinking about the stuff I have got at home and which I don`t use it anymore. About making a list of it and proceed analytical meditation upon, why I buy, what I buy etc. It went all fine, until I didn`t start to calculate how much money is placed in all these items. And how the motivation to buy them were - emotions, you know, emotions (movere, move). I saw a thing, being moved by its niceness or thinking I need it and - bought it. Few days I kept looking at it and after some time I didn`t notice it anymore. That thing satisfied my emotion and when the emotion ceased, the thing ceased as well from my perspective. Karma. I would like to transform all these karma coloured staff, and I cannot find any other way as to give and get them with the better, higher Motivation as this was the case in the past. Such Motivation which change and transform is Bodhicitta, Compassion. So, I am observing quite attentively all the stuff at my home again and check the Motivation before chose and bring for the New Year Bazaar.
So, for the end, I wish you all a good selection of the items and this Friday you can bring them already before the Teaching at Dharma center.
See you




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