Saturday, June 26, 2010

Practicing Compassion with Love and Tea

Practicing compassion is an important aspect of Tantra. Helping those less fortunate is a way of practicing compassion and also feeling gratitude for all the abundance we have here in the USA. Because of the situation in Tibet many Tibetans have been forced to leave and are living in refugee camps. My friend Kathleen Gorman lives here in Sedona and she is committed to helping support this Tibetan refugee camp which is located in Mainpat, India. She has created a website to make it easy to give and feel connected the this small community on the other side of the world. It is doing good works to help the refugees and they are also building a monastery there. Even small donations of $5-20 can help create miracles. Learn more

There is some great news on a new small business support program for the projects for the Tibetan refugee camp that Tibetan Stupa is doing! This 'program' started when a small family run, organic tea blend company, called Love and Tea, emailed to ask if they could arrange to donate a portion of their online sales to Tibetan Stupa. In just a short time, we easily worked out an arrangement, based totally on Love and Tea's chosen donation amount, and we're off and running.

Love and Tea does their bookeeping on a weekly basis, and so once a week, they simply go onto and donate their chosen amount to any of the active projects they wish. A simple, easy and generous way for them to put as they say "Love in Action' to help the camp. And a welcome contribution from small business for the people of the camp!

The thing I like most about Love and Tea's giving program is that they did not want to wait until they were a big company with a big giving department, they want to help now. I really appreciate that, as just about all of what Tibetan Stupa has been able to do to help the camp has come from many, many people having exactly that same thought and that same action, to help with what they can, now.

If you'd like to check out the fine hand blended organic teas that Love and Tea offers, their website is

If you decide to purchase any of the Love and Tea products, by entering 'Tibetan Stupa' in the 'discount code' box on the second page of their checkout, Love and Tea will donate a generous percentage of your online purchase to Tibetan Stupa. It is that simple!

If you're a small business owner and like what Love and Tea has done and want to explore doing your own giving arrangement in your own style, please contact me at kcampkathleen at

If you have a favorite small business and want to let them know you like what Love and Tea has done, and ask them to consider designing their own giving arrangement to help the camp, please feel free to send them this email. They are very welcome to contact me at kcampkathleen at

Many thanks again to Love and Tea for initiating this wonderful giving arrangement and for their 'Love in Action' to support the camp!

Kathleen Gorman for Tibetan Stupa
kcampkathleen at

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