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Donations are needed

We thank you for visiting Lama Kathy's webpage, and would like to encourage you to donate to help Lama Kathy's dharma work.

Since Lama Kathy completed her Three-Year Retreat in 1996, she has been traveling throughout North and South America teaching the Karma Kagyu dharma at the request of her teacher, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche (pictured above).

Following Khenpo Rinpoche's direction, Lama Kathy guides the spiritual program at her home center, the Columbus (Ohio) Karma Thegsum Choling, and in addition visits several other KTC-affiliated dharma centers each year. Besides this, Lama Kathy has been volunteering at His Holiness Karmapa's Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Monastery and looking after her husband Mike, who took disability retirement from the US Postal Service in 2008.

Because Lama Kathy has devoted herself full-time to her dharma work, she relies on donations for her financial support. If you would like to donate toward Lama Kathy's dharma work, it would be greatly appreciated.

Money donated to Lama Kathy's Medical and Retreat Fund will help pay for health insurance and medical care for Lama Kathy and her husband Mike, and provide support for Lama Kathy to make personal dharma retreats two to three times a year.

Many of you have written to say you enjoy Lama Kathy's videos on Vajra TV or Amazon. We are happy to hear that you enjoy them, and hope they help you in your dharma practice. It's important to note that Lama Kathy does not receive any income from the sale, rental or streaming of these videos – all proceeds from Lama Kathy's videos go to support the wonderful work of Vajra Echoes, the non-profit organization that films and produces Lama Kathy's videos. She encourages everyone to support Vajra Echoes; here is the link to their website, where you can purchase or watch many wonderful teachings by many wonderful teachers:

Ways to donate

PayPal: Make a PayPal payment to:

By personal or bank check, mail to this address:
Lama Kathy Wesley
c/o Pamela Ludwick
P.O. Box 108
Centerburg, OH 43011

Unfortunately, donations to Lama Kathy's Medical and Retreat Fund are not tax-deductible. However, all donations accompanied by a sender's name and postal address will be acknowledged by postal mail with a thank-you message.

May all the merit generated by these activities be of benefit to all sentient beings. May all beings be freed from suffering, and may all beings benefit!

Thank you very much.

Sincerely, the Lama Kathy Care Team