Help me to share the genuine activity of Dharma thoughout the world through photography, video and music, as always, free of charge.
Windhorse is the powerful force inside all of us – it is a brilliant, uplifted, exuberant energy capable of incredible power, hope and compassion. When we raise Windhorse we are evoking the greatest part of ourselves, willing it to come forth, to spread and grow infinitely to help all beings.
My name is Tokpa Korlo, and this is my dream.
To offer my work to the world, free of charge, so that all may enjoy and share in the incredible activity of the Dharma. Help me to fulfill my dream, let us raise Windhorse together. In order to continue my work around the world I need your help! To finance another year of my activity requires the support of our community. I am honored that so many are able to use and share my work, but in order to continue I've developed my Windhorse Rising Project - to involve all of you to share in the merit and activity to spread the Dharma. My work carries me across the globe and to date I have financed it myself as an offering to the lineage. I must now raise 7500 euro for travel, lodging, food and equipment expenses in 2016. Within a single year I can accomplish so much - the opportunities are limitless - I simply need your help so we continue this amazing journey together. If each person were to contribute I could continue to produce video and photo documentaries for the entire year, bringing everyone the Dharma from all over the globe. Even a small offering shares in the merit and connects us all further together.
A second aspiration of my Windhorse Rising project is to further unite our global Dharma family by visiting more of our Dharma centers and organizations worldwide. I am indeed available and my goal is to produce more dharma, nonprofit and promotional projects so let's plan a project together! Visiting more centers, meeting more of you, new video projects, art installations and galleries, non-profit causes, charitable events, the options are limitless. While I am a full time volunteer serving the lineage under Jigme Rinpoche, the entire purpose of doing what I do is to be of service to the Dharma community and humanity as a whole, in any part of the world, under any banner, without exception.
Let us raise windhorse together - united as a Dharma family we can accomplish anything!
Tell me your idea, my one-man media production can tell your story to the world with music, photo and video. Working together we can make it a reality!!
In 2012, based on the advice of Shamar Rinpoche, I left my life in the United States and moved to Dhagpo Kagyu Ling to become a full time volunteer in the support of a Dharma Center. Since that time I have become a wandering nomad without a home, though extremely blessed to have found an incredible way to support the Dharma through photography, music, and film. I have been able to represent our Lineage, to take photographs, make short films and document dharmic activity all over the world for His Holiness the Karmapa, Shamar Rinpoche and Jigme Rinpoche as well as an ever growing list of other teachers, organizations and centers from all across the globe. This is something that has proven to be more wonderful than I could have imagined, and it has given my life new meaning and a true sense of purpose.
Some examples of my work:
Karmapa In Ladakh
Shamar Rinpoche's One Year Parinirvana
Earthquake Relief Work In Nepal
Karmapa In Singapore
Shamar Rinpoche's Kudung Journey
Nepal Earthquake Relief
Allocation of funds
As a volunteer I have forgone a traditional career, in hopes that my work can truly benefit others, and that I can help to spread the Dharma. I offer what I do to everyone without charge, that we can all benefit from the activity of our teachers and their amazing compassion.
This past year has been a literal explosion in my activity. From Monlam to Ladakh, Nala to KIBI, Dhagpo to Europe Center, Singapore and the work of Bodhisattvas In Action and earthquake relief in Nepal, it has been an incredible year - and things are just getting started! I am often asked what I could accomplish if fully supported for a year - I could travel and commit to more beneficial projects while removing the financial obstacles that come with being a full time volunteer. Many may not realize how I work - every part of every project is created by me - all the travel and filming, editing, music, and production. Every film is a work of thousands of hours, every photograph entails days of preparation. My work is everything to me: each photograph and its accompanying text comes from my heart, and from my deep devotion to the Dharma and our incredible teachers. In order to do this effectively I must devote myself full time to these projects, so I am in need of support.
This next year I will be heading back to Kathmandu to continue aiding in the Earthquake relief effort, traveling through South East Asia with the Karmapa, through Europe on several projects, finishing my movie about Shamar Rinpoche's life, and going to China on a month long video tour to name but a few.
Your donations will make all this possible, and will be used as follows:
-2500 Euro for flights and travel
-2500 Euro for expenses and lodging costs
-2500 Euro for camera and equipment purchases
Any amount collected on top of this will enable me to continue planning and traveling, every cent I am able to raise will be set aside and saved for future projects. The more we can raise, the more we can do together!
By aiding me with support you are directly contributing to my activity, with each donation you are:
SUPPORTING my activity and the work I do, allowing it be shared all over the world.
PARTICIPATING directly in the merit of spreading the Dharma, and the creation of photos and film that represent history in the making.
CONTRIBUTING through one time or recurring support pledges that allow for this project to continue well into the future.
CONNECTING our Dharma family from all over the world.
Every donation no matter the size is of huge help and benefit, and will directly allow me to continue my work all over the world. I understand that to involve my community and my Dharma family, to allow those who wish to help and offer their support and the possibility to join in the activity.
Thank you all for your support, let us all raise windhorse together!!