Teacher Training Fund
|Tsegyalgar East wishes to support the training of eligible Vajra Dance, Yantra Yoga, and Santi Maha Sangha teachers from North America and to do so has established a Teacher Training Fund. Funds collected in the restricted Teachers Training Fund will offer financial assistance for current members of Tsegyalgar East or West with limited resources who are accepted into teacher training programs. Candidates accepted for teacher training should apply to the Tsegyalgar East Gakyil several months prior to their scheduled training with written recommendations from their local gakyil and at least one of the approved teachers in Vajra Dance, Yantra or Santi Maha Sangha. Funds are only distributed as available and at the discretion of the Tsegyalgar East Gakyil. |
The first candidate for Teacher Training support was Leela Whitcomb-Hewitt who attended her second Vajra Dance training in Merigar during the summer 2011 thanks to the donors of this fund.
|Leela Whitcomb-Hewitt (photo by Paula Barry)|
As of August 16, 2012, Tsegyalgar East raised funds to assist travel expenses for two certified North American Yantra Yoga teachers and one candidate for certification in Vajra Dance to attend the required Teachers Training in Tenerife with Choegyal Namkhai Norbu November 15-22, 2012 (Yantra Yoga Teachers Meeting) and November 2-7, 2012 (Vajra Dance Teachers Meeeting). The community hopes to raised funds to help purchase airline tickets for Leela Whitcomb-Hewitt, Lynn Sutherland and Naomi Zeitz.
Please continue to donate funds in anticipation of the next candidate(s) to apply for financial support.
To donate online via paypal visit: www.tsegyalgar.org/support/donateonline
Checks can be made out to the Dzogchen Community of America (indicate Teachers Training Fund) and mailed to:
P.O. Box 479
18 Schoolhouse Rd.
Conway, MA 01341