Please help with our dream of Golden Kylin Retreat Center!!

For: Liping Qi Dragon
San Francisco, CA
Organizer: Liping Zhu
Please help with our dream of Golden Kylin Retreat Center!! (Liping Qi Dragon)
$136,782
of $180,000 goal
75% Complete
Raised by 114 donors

The Story

Dear friends, students, families and benefactors,   

Thank you for visiting our YouCaring Fundraising page www.youcaring.com/goldenkylin   for our Golden Kylin Retreat Center Project 福慧修苑!  NOW is the time we and our community could use your help.   Please read on below for more details.   

For the many years that we have been teaching Heavenly Essence Qigong and Tai Yi Swimming Dragon Tai Chi, we felt that our teachings and our growth have been limited by not having a dedicated retreat center for our Qigong community.  Our Qigong students that we have been training intensively are ready for more advanced teachings and longer intensive retreats in seclusion.  Lodging costs for our retreat students continued to rise at the facilities that we have been renting.  We recently sadly say our goodbyes to the studio space that we have used for many years as our Qigong workshop space. Thus, we have put much consideration into this decision and this fundraising campaign.  

Our goal has been to have a dedicated center where we teach Qigong and pass on our lineages, do our translation work of the Chinese texts from these lineages, provide a hermitage for people who seek healing and spiritual guidance as well as a place where we live to dedicate our lives to teaching and to the growth of this loving community.   We have been working towards this goal for many years and we realize that we can’t achieve this alone.  It’s difficult for us to ask for help, especially when it comes to money.  However, we have been reminded that this journey is not for us alone but that what we envision benefits all those who come through the Golden Kylin Retreat Center 福慧修苑!  Therefore, we are asking for your help to bring our dream to reality.   

We have found a house in Humboldt County which would be a perfect place for the retreat training that we have in mind (see photos).  The house is in very good condition on a private 2.5 acre parcel that is surrounded by Redwood trees. The house has two levels with separate entrances which are wheelchair accessible. The downstairs level will be the home for the Golden Kylin Retreat Center Project of Heavenly Essence Qigong Institute, a non-profit educational organization in the making. The retreat center can provide shared lodging or tenting for 15-20 people for retreats and workshops.  Students and benefactors can also rent the space for their personal retreats. The upstairs level will be used as our residence and will be shared with the community during events when additional space is required.  We will be committing the downstairs level in perpetuity to the Golden Kylin Retreat Center Project of Heavenly Essence Qigong Institute.

Before we were presented with this opportunity, we had the intention of raising money at some point in the future to build a community retreat facility which we knew could cost a lot more and would not happen so quickly. What is presented now is something that we could use right away and is already beautifully built in a perfect spot!  The timing couldn't be more perfect for us as we intend to transition to Humboldt County this year!    

The price for this house is $839k. To seize this opportunity, we need to raise $500k for the down-payment which would enable us to get an affordable mortgage and pay the additional costs. Please contribute no matter how small or big. A financial gift from you of up to $14,000 as a single person or $28,000 as spouses will not incur a gift tax.  Until we receive our non-profit organization status for the Heavenly Essence Qigong Institute, your funds will be received as a personal gift to us and is allowable under the tax law but not tax deductible. We will use this gift towards down payment of the house. Please contribute to this project and help us to reach our goal of $500k. $10, $20, $50 $100... each bit could make a big difference when put together! Together, we can make history!!       

This is a historic moment to have our first retreat center for Heavenly Essence Qigong lineage outside China. This retreat place will also be used to hold some of our Tai Yi Swimming Dragon Taichi retreat trainings. We will honor all our donors who contribute to this project by engraving their names in a special site on a wall within the Golden Kylin Retreat Center.   

We need to obtain funds as soon as possible to make an offer on this property.  Please click our YouCaring fundraising page to contribute online directly or contact us by email [email protected] or by phone at 415-828-2699 if you want to contribute differently offline, in which case we will still be able to add your donation amount to our campaign page.    

Please kindly pass on our fundraising site www.youcaring.com/goldenkylin and invite people who you believe would happily support a cause like this.  Many small streams will make a big river!                     

We are committed to living our lives to offer our services to the world and preserve the legacy of Heavenly Essence Qigong and the Tai Yi Swimming Dragon lineages as a community.

With deep gratitude, 

Liping   


Founder of Qi Dragon Healing Center
& Heavenly Essence Qigong Institute
www.qidragon.com   






Fundraiser Updates

Posted on June 21, 2018

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Posted on June 21, 2018

Dear Donors:

We are sad to let you know that we had to cancel our offer on this particular property after we found out the seller went into the property and logged some redwood trees while they were sitting on our offer. We decided that we could not associate with this kind of energy and people with this beautiful vision we have. We are moving on to check out other property options. Thank you all for your continuous support and prayers!! The universe is speaking and we just need to listen more deeply. Time to do Sword Finger Stance!

Love to you all,

Liping


Posted on May 19, 2018

Posted on May 19, 2018

Dear Supporters:

It's been a while since our last update. Here is a quick one. 

We  haven't been able to get the money needed for the mortgage I am qualified for and haven't been able to make an offer on the retreat property so far.  I was told by so many people how amazing  and successful this campaign has already been, which is a great  indication of how much love this community lives in and how much we are supported.  Thank you so much to all  those who have contributed to this project! Your generosity has inspired  us every day to to think of ways of giving back to the community and the world! 

We  haven't given up on our dream. We are pulling out some of our  retirement money so that we can get closer to making an offer with a  mortgage loan that is below the jumbo. We are hoping to get everything  ready to make an offer by the end of this month. With your generous contributions, we have raised close to $130k. With the money we are able to add from our retirement and savings, we still need to raise another $50k in order to proceed with making an offer and hopefully we will be  successful. 

This will be our last effort for this campaign for this  particular property.  If you have been thinking of supporting this  project but haven't been able to do so, now is the time! If you have  been one of our great supporters already and would like to contribute  more to this project, we are grateful to you as always.

Without this loving community's help, we would have never come this  close!!  Let's do the final push and raise another $50k by the end of this month! Our money needs to be seasoned in our account for 30 days, so time is limited. Please act before the end of this month. 

Together we can make this happen!

With love and gratitude,

Liping

p.s. Please know that YouCaring company was bought by GoFundme and this site and link will be permanently closed by July 31. Our campaign is ending in 10 days.

p.p.s. If you have made an offline pledge, you will receive an email from us very soon for the fund transfer.


Posted on April 2, 2018

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Posted on April 2, 2018

Dear All,

As  of today, we have reached 25% of our $500k goal, a major milestone! So  grateful to each one of you who trusts me and cares about me, this  community and this cause!


We are still hoping this  dream can be realized and will continue with our campaign until we reach  100% of our goal and can make an offer on the property. If this retreat  house goes off market, we are hopeful that we will find another  property or use the fund to build our center. All of your donations will  be put towards this goal. I am committed to my goal of having a Golden  Kylin Retreat Center no matter how long it will take!


Therefore, please continue  to help our fundraising effort by adding funds and forwarding on our  donation request with your social media connections. Every $1, $10, $20,  $50 ... every share of this campaign brings us closer to our goal and  will make a big difference!

Thank you in advance for supporting our YouCaring Fundraising campaign www.youcaring.com/goldenkylin(click to donate and get updates of our campaign)  for our Golden Kylin Retreat Center Project 福慧修苑!
For future donations and progress of this project, instead of us sending out newsletters, please visit our campaign page www.youcaring.com/goldenkylin or qidragon website's home page.

With deep gratitude,
Liping


Founder of Qi Dragon Healing Center
& Heavenly Essence Qigong Institute
www.qidragon.com

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