Phase One: 2013-2016 GOAL: $1,130,000
The Windhorse Comprehensive Campaign inspires contributions that strengthen KCC’s ability to fulfill its mission now and for future generations. The funds raised support programs and services of both the Portland urban center and the rural retreat center, Ser Chö Ösel Ling, or SCOL. Together these centers provide a continuum of practices to alleviate the suffering intrinsic to living. These practices help us to become aware of the internal causes of our suffering.
Meditation, the primary tool to uncover this awareness, is taught and supported at the urban center through weekly practice sessions and discussions, periodic instructional seminars, and short retreats. KCC has maximized the use of its physical space and must transition to larger facilities in order to expand membership and programming.
Longer, cloistered retreats at SCOL cultivate the causes and conditions that allow deep meditative experience to unfold and support the emergence of the next generation of Western teachers and mentors prepared to carry forward the teachings of the Kagyu lineage of Tibet.
The Windhorse Comprehensive Campaign recognizes that both urban and retreat centers are equally vital to the mission of KCC. The achievement of the campaign objectives provides a foundation for the future of KCC and its mission in the west.
The General Fund
$380,000 provides an adequate financial base to support operations at both urban and retreat centers.
The Building Fund
- Completes long-term retreat facilities at SCOL: $400,000
- Accelerates planning for and acquisition of a larger urban center by creating a seed fund of $350,000 from leadership-level donors.
The Windhorse Comprehensive Campaign encourages outright gifts and pledges payable over three years to both General and Building Funds. While major gifts are extraordinarily important, so too is broad participation demonstrated by gifts of all sizes.