Temple Fund Raiser

Welcome to the Temple Fundraising page.  We are excited you have chosen to be here.  We are on a journey to create a meditation hall and garden for current and future students of awakening. The spiritual community began under Acariya Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei in 1998, in Kyoto, Japan. Many of our community have meditated in both Shingon and Zen temples in Japan. The temples are designed to be one with a garden. Function and artistry are the paired weights with which the design is balanced.

We are committed to bringing what we learned in Japanese temple and garden design to the East Kootenays, adapting as necessary to the climate here.

We welcome your donations towards this sincere endeavour to create a beautiful space for people to awaken in this lifetime. May your generosity contribute towards cultivating your joy and happiness. 

Categories

Stage 1 (Year 2021) - Infrastructure & Renewable Energy

Water Filtration System

We have amazing water at Clear Sky and yet the minerals are heavy. To protect and care for our systems and all beings using water in the temple, we will install a water filtration system, like we have done in all other buildings at Clear Sky Centre.

$100

Electrical System

Bringing electricity to the temple will empower us to support retreat life and ceremony life in the temple.

$1,000

Temple In-floor Heating

Heated floors in the temple support us to ground and let go deeper into our experiences with less layers.

$1,000

Bathroom In-floor Heating

Stepping onto a heated floor during the winter months is good for the body and supports our water systems to not freeze.

$1,000

Genkan Heating

Genkan is Japanese for entranceway. In winter having a heated area to house your footwear supports transitions in and out of the temple space.

$1,000

Internet For Class Streaming

Online classes are not negotiable if we want to have the teachings be more accessible in today’s world. It’s such a gift to be able to share these kickass teachings internationally and to connect with our practice and community.

$500

Septic System Temple

All buildings require a septic system to support the activities that take place in the temple. From the mud grows the lotus.

$1,000

Septic System Bedroom Wing

To support retreatants we will require a septic system for the bedroom wing. Not as sexy as some other items, but undeniably fundamental!

$1,000

Water System

We will require water in many different parts of the temple to support initiations, retreatants and general wellbeing.

$1,000

Temple Water Well

Water is life! Cleansing, nourishing and alive. Your donation to the temple water well will bless many beings for centuries to come.

$1,000

Stage 2 (Year 2022) - Building Foundation

Foundation Walls

Foundation work is key to our practice. We all know a strong foundation is what gives us the support and strength for breakthroughs to happen.

$500

(Year 2023/24) - Temple Meditation Garden

Garden Pond

$400

Garden Waterfall

$500

Garden Gravel Sea

$200

Garden Pathway

$200

Garden Bridge

$400

Garden Bamboo Screen

$200

Garden Stepping Screen

$200

Garden Tuboniwa

$300

Garden Japanese Maple Tree

$500

Garden Azalea Shrub

$200

Garden Cherry Tree

$500

Garden Tukubai

$500

Garden Oribe Torou

$300

Garden Patio Stone

$200

Garden Rolling Hill

$400

Stage 3 (Year 2023) - Infrastructure & Renewable Energy

Mechanical Room + Equipment

$250

Stage 3 (Year 2023) - Eco-Friendly Interior Finishes

Temple Balcony Door

The door exists between the inner and outer temple.

$2,500

Bull Mountain Window

Nestled beneath Bull Mountain, you can appreciate the changing weather as you and others contemplate the changing states and experiences arising within the temple of your own being.

$1,000

Meditation Garden Window

$1,000

Temple Meditation Hall Hardwood Floor

A beautiful and uplifting floor for sitiing and walking meditations.

$400

Meditation Hall Walls of Cedar Paneling

Cedar grows in Western B.C and is used a lot in Japan. This beautiful wood honours our roots in Japan and our centre here in Canada.

$1,000

Meditation Hall Skylight

This uplifting centre piece connects our practice with our environment and brings us into union with the natural world. Let there be light!

$5,000

Meditation Hall Cedar Plank Ceiling

$500

Bull Mountain Balcony Door

$1,500

Breezeway Tibetan Temple Door

$2,000

Bedroom Door

$500

Bedroom Window

$1,000

Bedroom Closet

$1,500

Bedroom Carpet

$2,000

Bedroom Heater

$500

Bedroom Ceiling

$1,600

Bedroom Wall

$1,000

Bathroom Window

$1,500

Bathroom Ceiling

$2,000

Bathroom Tile Floor

$1,000

Retreat Karma Yogi Admin Room

$10,000

Retreat Manager Office

$10,000

Genkan Side Door

$1,500

Genkan Floor Ceiling and Walls

$10,000

Bedroom Hallways

$15,000

Hallway Garden View Window

$1,500

Hallway Veranda Exterior Door

$2,000

Shrine Storage Basement Walk-in Closet

$3,000

Genkan Stairs to Basement

$3,000

Bedroom Sound Proofing

$250

Bathroom Sound Proofing

$250

Stage 3 (Year 2023) - Fixtures & Furnishings

Meditation Hall Lighting

$300

Shrine Platform

$50

Teaching Platform

$50

Teaching Meditation Hall Audio Visual Online Class Equipment

$100

Bed

$1,500

Bedroom Ceiling Light and Table Light

$400

Bedroom Desk

$250

Bedroom Zabutons and Cushions

$200

Retreatant Bathroom Sink

$1,000

Retreatant Bathroom Toilet

$1,000

Retreatant Bath

$2,500

Gender Neutral Bathroom Stall

$3,000

Breezeway Chandelier – Light in Ceiling

$2,500

Stage 3 (Year 2023) - Green Building Materials

Temple Entry Door

$2,000

Bull Mountain View Balcony

$1,500

Bull Mountain View Overhang

$1,000

Temple Green Metal Roof

$500

Bull Mountain Balcony Stairs

$1,500

Breezeway Entrance Ramp

$2,000

Hallway Veranda

$200

Hallway Veranda Overhang

$200

Exterior Roof for the Bedroom Wing

$10,000

Exterior Roof for Genkan

$5,000

Exterior Roof for the Office Admin Wing

$10,000

Stage 3 (Year 2023) - Meditation Garden

Meditation Hall Garden Walking Veranda

$200

Roof for Walking Path

$1,000

Stage 4 (Year 2024) - Green Building Materials

Temple Sound Proofing

$500

Eco Friendly Installation – Natural Wood Building Installation (Temple, Bathrooms, and 4 Bedrooms)

$500

Dry Wall Alternative for Interior Wall

$500

Fire Smart Exterior Siding Temple

$500

Fire Smart Exterior Siding Bedroom Wing

$500

Fire Smart Exterior Siding Entrance Wing

$500