Buddhas in my Pocket

Campaign creator Maitripala Baillie
Fundraising for Maitripala Baillie
$8,902 raised
61%
GOAL $14,500
66 donations
 
since Jan 2016
 
 
 
 

Why will I have Buddhas in my pocket?

As I travel around Australia I'm going to be talking to interested people about the Buddha's teachings. If they want a reminder of that conversation I will leave them with one of the small Buddhas that will be in my pocket.

The Buddhas will have been donated by members of the Buddhist Community that I belong to and am Ordained within - the Triratna Buddhist Community.

You will be able to recognise me over that period as I plan to wear my kesa
(white ritual garment worn like a scarf which has the symbol of our Order on it) every day during that 14 months.

I have helped teach meditation and Buddhism to many people over the past 20 years, in Triratna centres here in Australia and in the UK.

I have done this whilst working as a primary school teacher and raising a family.

I now have the opportunity to spend 14 months visiting 8 locations on a teaching pilgrimage to Triratna centres along the east coast of Australia to help spread the Dharma.

Whilst at these locations I will be provided with a bed and food but all of my other costs of the year need to be covered by funds I can raise.

I am hoping to raise $14,500 to cover food (for the weeks I am not supported by Centres), travel, Order dana, health, medical insurance, car insurance and rego, pocket money, phone, retreats.

Thank you for your interest in reading this and if you now feel inspired to support this pilgrimage, thank you for your generosity.




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updates

Thank you Jodie from Kempsey
16
Oct
Thanks for donating to my Fundraising Page Buddhas in my Pocket.
I am really grateful for your generous help in reaching my goal and helping me share the Dharma.
Metta, Maitripala
thanks Mahasiddhi
07
Oct
Thanks so much Mahasiddhi for walking alongside me on this pilgrimage via your helpful support. It's a ashame I I didn't have time to catch up with you in your home town but I will be back I am sure :)
Thank you for your donation Viradhamma
27
Aug
Thanks so much for supporting my pilgrimage and the dharma in Australia.
Maitripala X
Thank you for your donation Mahasiddhi.
03
Jul
Your steady support and encouragement is really appreciated.
Maitripala xx
Thank you for your donation Mahasiddhi.
03
Jul
Your steady support and encouragement is really appreciated.
Maitripala xx
Thank you Lance and Prasdajata
12
Jun
Dear friends,
It is lovely to have your support behind me
Maitripala X
Thank you Lance and Prasdajata
12
Jun
Dear friends,
It is lovely to have your support behind me
Maitripala X
Thanks so much Dharmalata for your support
12
Jun
It would be great to get to Coogee for a night to visit your group.
Maitripala X
Thanks so much Dharmalata for your support
12
Jun
It would be great to get to Coogee ve for a night to visit your group.
Maitripala X
Erica , thank you for your support
12
Jun
How wonderful to have support from NZ :) I really appreciate your generosity.
Maitripala x
Thank you for your donation Rebecca
03
May
Your support is greatly appreciated.
I hope to see you in your home town this year.
Maitripala x
Thank you for your donation Sucimani.
03
May
I really appreciate the support from you lovely dharma sister.
love Maitripala x
Thank you for your donation Lynda.
03
May
How lovely to reconnect after the magical retreat in Wales.
I really appreciate your encouragement and support.
Maitripala
x
Thank you for your donation Vassika.
03
May
Thanks for donating to my Fundraising Page Buddhas in my Pocket Vassika.
I appreciate you supporting me all the way from France .
Maitripala x
Thank you for your donation Robert.
03
May
Thanks for donating to my Fundraising Page Buddhas in my Pocket.
I am very happy to receive your support .
Thank you for your donation Helene
03
May
Thanks for donating to my Fundraising Page Buddhas in my Pocket, Helene
You were wonderfully kind to my family whilst dad was in hospital. Very grateful.
Thank you for your donation Thiradhamma
19
Apr
Thanks Thiradhamma for your support and encouragement for the Buddhas in my Pocket pilgrimage.
Thank you for your donation Thiradhamma
19
Apr
Thanks Thiradhamma for your support and encouragement for the Buddhas in my Pocket pilgrimage.
Thank you for your donation Khemajoti
18
Apr
Thank you very much Khemajoti for your support in sharing the stories and for your financial support. Bowing deeply. Maitripala xx
Thank you for your donation Perrianne
18
Apr
Thank you Perrianne so much for your support
Such a lovely connection back to our time in Wales
Maitripala
Thank you for your donation Perrianne
18
Apr
Thank you Perrianne so much for your support
Such a lovely connection back to our time in Wales
Maitripala
Thank you for your donation Khemajyoti
18
Apr
Thank you very much Khemajyoti for your support in sharing the stories and for your financial support. Bowing deeply. Maitripala xx
Thank you for your donation Mahasiddhi
18
Apr
Thanks Mahasiddhi for the lovely catch up and your support financially for the pilgrimage .
Maitripala X
Thank you for your donation Mahasiddhi
18
Apr
Thanks Mahasiddhi for the lovely catch up and your support financially for the pilgrimage .
Maitripala X
Thank you for your donation David
18
Apr
I really appreciate your message and support David. It is very gratefully accepted Maitripala X
Thank you for your donation David
18
Apr
I really appreciate your message and support David. It is very gratefully accepted Maitripala X
to my special sister Dianne- thank you for your support
21
Mar
Thanks for donating to my Fundraising Page Buddhas in my Pocket.
It is fabulous to have family support doe that journey, dear Dianne
Bowing in gratitude
Thank you For your donation Padmasiddhi
21
Mar
Thanks for donating to my Fundraising Page Buddhas in my Pocket.
I am really grateful for your generous help in reaching my goal, Padmasiddhi.
Maitripala X
Thank you Dantacitta and Apada
19
Mar
You have already supported me so much with encouragement and a warm community.
I deeply appreciate this financial support to help me on my way for the rest of the pilgrimage dear friends.
Thank you for your donation Susan
19
Mar
Thank you Susan for you support. It is very much appreciated.
Hello Victoria. Thanks for your support.
18
Mar
How wonderful to have my connection at Tiratanaloka come alive in this pilgrimage.
Bowing deeply.
Thank you Ruth!
18
Mar
So wonderful to feel your support behind me Ruth. Fond memories of our time together at Tiratanloka.
Thank you Jo for your donation- bowing deeply in gratitude
18
Mar
Fabulous to have your support Jo. I will still be in Melbourne for a few months before moving on so lets have a cuppa.
Thank you for your donation Sundeep
09
Mar
Sundeep I really appreciate your support. I hooe the world is treating you well .
Fond memories of our time at Tiratanaloka.
Love Maitripala
Thank you Jules for your donation
09
Mar
Thansk Jules for your support. I have very fond memories of our time at Tiratanaloka.
Love Maitripala
Thank you Siddhisvari and Rijumati for your donation
28
Feb
I appreciate your donation and support of my pilgrimage, during your time in Melbourne. Thank you :)
Thank you for your donation Malini
28
Feb
Thanks so much Malini for your encouragement and support.
Deeply appreciated, love Maitripala
Thank Shona you for your donation
24
Feb
Thank you dear Shona. I was so touched to hear from you and to have your support for this pilgrimage. Lovely memories arose :) Deeply grateful.
Thank you for your donation
19
Feb
Thank you dear Franca for your support for my teaching pilgrimage.
My dear high school friend, for over 30 years we have had the treasure of a gold thread of friendship,weaving through our lives . Very grateful.,
Thank you for your donation Garry !
19
Feb
Thanks Gaz for your support for my teaching pilgrimage.
How lucky am I to have such a supportive and emcouraging family.!
Deeply grateful , love Sis
Thank you for your donation
19
Feb
Thanks for donating to my Fundraising Page Buddhas in my Pocket. Steve Kenny
Fabulous to hear from one of my students from so many years ago.
I am glad you remember the meditation and I really deeply appreciate your support now.
I was delighted as it was a very lovely link back to where this all started.
Thank you for your donation
19
Feb
Thank you Tegan for your shout out and support of my journey. Apologies for the traumas of having a shaven head Buddhist mum...hopefully the fruits are coming.
Love Mum ????
Thank you for your donation
06
Feb
Thank you so much Kamalmayi.
Your donation will help send me on my way to be of service where needed in Triratna.
Much gratitude. Maitripala xx
Thank you for your donation
05
Feb
Thank you Ainslie for helping me on my way. The support is so appreciated so I can focus on th pilgrimage itself. Bowing deeply, Maitripala xx
Thank you for your donation Pam
02
Feb
Thanks for donating to my Fundraising Page Buddhas in my Pocket Pam.
Our journey from The Danadening Ranges with the dharma has been lovely
Maitripala xx
Thank you for your donation
02
Feb
Thanks Itir very much for your support. It's lovely starting my pilgrimage in a Melborune so I can see many of you a bit more
Maitripala xx
Thank you for your donation
02
Feb
Thanks you so much Gambhiraja and Linda for your support to help me on my way
Much gratitude.
Love Maitripala
Thank you for your donation
31
Jan
Thank you Kulanandi for helping send me on my way in March- dharma-faring across the Triratna centres in Australia.
Fond memories our catch ups at Tiratanaloka
Maitripala xx
Thank you for your donation
30
Jan
thank you Clare Shah for your donation. I shall take your gift of the lovely picture of Akasadhatesvari along with me on the pilgrimage. Maitripala X
Thanks Claire Brown and Alex
26
Jan
Hi Claire Brown and Alex. Thank you very much for supporting me in this way. Again it's been a lovely way for connecting with fond memories of my time at Tiratanaloka.
Maitripala, xx
Thanks Claire Brown and Alex
26
Jan
Hi Claire Brown and Alex. Thank you very much for supporting me in this way. Again it's been a lovely way for connecting with fond memories of my time at Tiratanaloka.
Maitripala, xx
Thank you for your donation
24
Jan
Thank you dear Nagasuri. You have supported me initiially to get to Tiratanaloka where this dream of the pilgrimage was formed. Now you help me on my way to live out that dream.
Bowing deeply , Maitripala xxx
Thank you for your donation
24
Jan
Thank you dear Nagasuri. You have supported me initiially to get to Tiratanaloka where this dream of the pilgrimage was formed. Now you help me on my way to live out that dream.
Bowing deeply , Maitripala xxx
Thank you Claire
24
Jan
Dear Claire Moore,
Thanks for donating to my Fundraising Page Buddhas in my Pocket..
Bowing deeply for your generosity
Love Maitripala
Thank you Claire
24
Jan
Dear Claire Moore,
Thanks for donating to my Fundraising Page Buddhas in my Pocket..
Bowing deeply for your generosity
Love Maitripala
Thank you for your donation
21
Jan
hello Claire ! Thank you for your donation. Find memories of TRL with you where the idea of the pilgrimage began :)
Thank you for your donation
21
Jan
Thank you Erika and Paula. One of the delights of this pilgrimage is the opportunity to reconnect with the magical time I had living at Tiratanaloka and meeting so many of you who are committed to shariing the dharma too..
Maitripala
Thank you for your donation
21
Jan
Thank you Erika and Paula. One of the delights of this pilgrimage is the opportunity to reconnect with the magical time I had living at Tiratanaloka and meeting so many of you who are committed to shariing the dharma too..
Maitripala
Thank you for your donation
16
Jan
Thanks for donating to my Fundraising Page Buddhas in my Pocket,Simone.

I am really grateful for your generous donation to help me be a share the dharma full-time this year in Australia.

deep thanks,
Maitripala
Bowing deeply
14
Jan
Thanks so much Vidyamala, Kathy and Vajradarshini for your donations.
My official pilgrimage start date is March 17th so it feels wonderful to have support starting up already. Maitripala x
Thank you for your donation
12
Jan
Vt -Thanks for donating to my Fundraising Page Buddhas in my Pocket.
Together we raised $100.00 for Maitripala Baillie.
I am really grateful for your generous help in reaching my goal.

Kind Regards,Maitripala
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$8,902 raised
61%
GOAL $14,500
66 donations
 
since Jan 2016
 
Fundraising for
Maitripala Baillie
I am raising funds so that I can continue a pilgrimage I am doing to volunteer at 8 Triratna Buddhist groups / centres. I will be running retreats and classes sharing teachings on mindfulness and loving kindness. I will also be handing out Buddhas to strangers I meet and talk to along the way.
Funds banked to
Carol L Baillie
Campaign creator
Maitripala Baillie
Berwick VIC
 
 

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