Supporting spiritual practice for an unsung hero

This appeal is to support the spiritual practice of Shai Avital who, through his activity, kept Sogyal Rinpoche, visiting lamas and our precious dakinis, Khandro-la and Mayum-la, very well fed and happy!

Shai came to Lerab Ling in 2001 and began as a cook there during the summer retreat.  For the next 3 years, he shared cooking in Lerab Ling in the summer with winters working in Dzogchen Beara. 

During the Three Year Retreat in Lerab Ling he was the personal cook for Khandro-La and Mayuma-la.  He continued to cook for Mayum-la and all of the visiting lamas from 2011-14 while he completed his Three Roots practices, giving great joy to the honoured visitors and an international reputation to Lerab Ling for delicious meals.

From 2015, he began cooking for Rinpoche, a responsibility he shared with his brother Ori.  He also continued to cook for the visiting lamas and Mayum-la.

 A few months after Rinpoche moved to Thailand, Shai joined the household there, and served him until Rinpoche passed in 2019.

 In accordance with Rinpoche's wish that his close students do retreat after he was no longer with us, Shai returned to Lerab Ling after the cremation ceremonies and began intensive practices and personal retreat.

 Shai wants to complete this practice and retreat period and needs our financial help to do so.  Whatever you can contribute will be immensely appreciated.  With your support you create a spiritual link with this kind practitioner who took great care of our precious lama for so many years, and you will accumulate the merit of sponsoring a dedicated student on the path of dharma. 

Please do what you can to help him by donating on this GoFundMe page and share it with a friend

Sincerely yours,

Mary-Ellen and  Isabella
  • Anonyme 
    • €100 
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  • Renate Handel 
    • €20 
    • il y a 1 j
  • Anonyme 
    • €30 
    • il y a 2 j
  • Anonyme 
    • €108 
    • il y a 2 j
  • Anonyme 
    • €40 
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Équipe de collecte de fonds (3)

Isabella Schlenz 
Le Bosc (Hérault), France
Shay Avital 
Mary Ellen Kelleher 
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