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Ani Lhaga is in dire need of a second hip replacement. At the young age of 47, her left hip bone was replaced. And, now at age 51, her right hip bone has eroded to a dangerous point that threatens her ability to walk and function. Her pain is severe and is worsening. She spends most of her day lying flat and not moving. She is able to sit short periods of time and walk short distances with a cane. But, her ability to climb the steep stairs into her home, or walk the mountainous terrain is impossible.
Please donate to this worthy cause.
This drive is through Bodhi Seeds, an arm of Nalandabodhi, 501c3.
Click "generosity" in the header to donate . We would like to raise $11,000 by July 31, 2015.
A short biography and thought for Ani Lhaga:
Ani Lhaga entered monastic life in childhood, and, at age 38, began her solitary retreat in one of the retreat caves of Samye, the first monastery built in Tibet in 755-759. After ten years in retreat, her hip pain forced her to end her retreat.
Anyone in Ani-la's presence immediately feels her great compassion. When I visited, I recall that her eyes gazed at me as if calling me to do kind things for everyone. It’s said in The Sutra of the Recollection of the Noble Three Jewels,
For me, Ani Lhaga is a member of that great sangha. Please help our sister; it will be a great blessing for everyone when she is walking and able to practice again free of pain.