We have again adapted the Mandala structure for the FOOD and EDUCATION sponsorship.
The Long Mandala Offering has 37 objects. Each object is tagged with a number that represents a specific monetary offering as the requested donation.
If you elect to take one Mandala, you have 365 days to fill up all the 37 objects. Roughly speaking, about 10 days for each object, and the daily donation ranges from 10 cents to 50 cents. Each completed Mandala is $99, enough to sustain one nun for 3 months (if it is in U$).
If you are enthusiastic about helping the Sakya Nunnery, how about inviting another 2 or 3 friends to take up fund raising using the Mandala? This way, either an individual or a like-minded group of friends can collectively support 1 nun.
We have 1000 Offering Mandalas available for the year 2007. If we "fill" these 1000 Mandalas, we "help" to provide care care for 285 nuns, who need assistance now. The nuns will reciprocate by performing Mandala Offerings on behalf of all the sponsors during their daily Tara Puja.
ORIGINAL TRANSLATIONS (Caution: Using the online translation tool on them can produce unintended and hilarious results):