MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 12:01 AM EST TO TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013, 11:59 PM EST
In the seven years that the Shambhala Sun Foundation has been producing an annual online auction the proceeds have, appropriately enough, grown seven-fold. And from a very modest first offering of 34 items to a catalog that last year boasted 287 the auction has become a mainstay in the end-of-year events calendar of all those communities that take part - bidder, donor, and Foundation - and benefit from its success.
In the 50 weeks that the auction's not happening we're involved in collecting items for the next one. Jewelry, art, vacation and retreat stays, unique experiences, meditation and yoga materials, books signed and not, audio recordings, lessons, music and DVDs. If there's something you'd like to contribute to the auction, let me know. All proceeds go toward the work of the Shambhala Sun Foundation and the continued spreading of dharma.
The Annual Online Auction: Where Giving and Receiving Meet
We hope that you, like us, find the auction an enjoyable way to support our efforts: every purchase you make benefits the Foundation's ongoing work. Both Buddhadharma: the Practitioner's Quarterly and the soon-to-be launched Mindful magazine are examples of the types of initiative the Shambhala Sun has been able to mount with the assistance of fundraising. The proceeds from this auction will be directed similarly.
We are tremendously grateful to auction donors - the advertisers, contributing artists and writers, and supporters - whose generosity in each of our six years has allowed us to present this auction.
About the Shambhala Sun Foundation
The Shambhala Sun, the most widely read Buddhist-based magazine in North America, and Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Quarterly, an in-depth journal of Buddhist teachings, are published by the Shambhala Sun Foundation--an independent non-profit operating in the United States and Canada. The Shambhala Sun Foundation has a deep commitment to presenting the perspectives of all genuine Buddhist traditions through its publications and other ventures.