Sunday, July 11, 2010

Letter of Thanks Sent to the Editors of Ashland Tidings

The Board of Directors and the Lamas of Kagyu Sukha Chöling, in Ashland, wish to express our deep gratitude and appreciation following our opening event. On Saturday, June 19, 2010, we held an open house for the community at the new Tibetan Buddhist meditation center on Clear Creek Drive. There was an amazing response, and we welcomed over 1000 people through the double red doors to see this unique building. This project would not have been possible without the many generous donors of the funds that have brought us this far. We sincerely thank all who have contributed innumerable hours of time, labor, and building materials, much of it discounted or donated. Truly, this has been a real community effort. In particular, we wish to thank the following people and businesses for their generosity:

All About Moving-Chris Espinoza; Beth Ann Dolos; Bob Salisbury; Brenda Cornett; Brophy, Mills, Schmor, Gerking & Brophy, LLP- Doug Schmor; Bruce Thornburn; Buckhorn Springs-The Sargent Family; Carlos Delgado-Architect; Carolyn Brand Design; Clay Colley Builder, Inc.; Commercial Sign & Design Co.; Crystal Castle Graphics; Don Koscis Tile; Dave Mizerack; Dean J. Osimkowski; Denise Kesti Ewing; Dennis David; Dennis White; Derek Volkart; DJ Design-David Hess; Dougal Hess; Golden-Fields Construction & Design, Ltd.- John Fields; Greg Claflin; Hakati Enterprises; Helena’s Catering-Helena Darling; J.A.M. Groundscape-Andrew Markham; Jake Walsh; James Consulting, Inc.- Lisa James; James L. Slate Construction; Jay Dwyer; Joyce C. Ward-Architect; Laurie Sager & Associates, Inc.; Marcia O’Rourke; Marie Maretska; Mark A. Davidson Construction; Mark Knox; Michael Loper- Loper Design; Michaeldavid Uri; Miller Paint, Ashland; Minuteman Press of Medford; Mountain Millworks- George McKinley; Noel Leslie Event Services, Inc.; Northwest Cabinet Co.- Steve Clark; Perfwood Doors-Larry Bishop; Phoenix Organics; Phyllis A. Norris, CPA, PC; prime stucco, inc.; Quality Catering; Randy Ellison; Robert Salisbury; Rogue Valley Backflow Service- Mark Jamieson; Roi Crouch; Sat Purkha; Scott B. Moore Construction; Sentient Times; SOLARC Architecture & Engineering, Inc.; Sound and Fury- Chris Wood; Stoneworks by James- James Olsen; Superior Stamp and Sign- Linda Dupray; Tom Stammers; United Pipe- Dave Searcy; West Wind Collection, LLC- France Robinson.

We look forward to the transition from building this structure to utilizing the sanctuary for the practice of meditation and study of the Buddhist path, open to all who are interested.