The Good Karma Sangha's Mission:
Create a community of inspiration which brings mindfulness and joy to the present moment. We thrive on sharing our journey and process so that our relationships with ourselves, our gods, and our communities be more meaningful and creative.
Our First Good Karma Project: Choki Traditional Art School
The Original Karma Calendar for Good Karma is specifically geared to benefit Choki Traditional Art School (CTAS), in Thimphu, Bhutan. Being a patron of CTAS means we both buy and promote their art, as well as donate a portion of our calendar’s proceeds directly to the school. The children of CTAS hand-painted the traditional Buddhist artwork featured on the cover of the Original Karma Calendar, titled The Buddha of The Six Perfections.
CTAS was established in 1999 with the dual objectives of educating those children who could not continue their formal education due to both financial and social reasons and to contribute to the preservation and promotion of the unique cultural heritage of Bhutan. It is a private not-for-profit institute which supports the disadvantaged and under-privileged youth of Bhutan through a self-sustaining program on skills development in the traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan.
We owe special thanks to Sonam Choki, principal of Choki Traditional Art School (CTAS), and Micheline Kramer, President of Himalayan Youth Foundation (HYF), for their help on this project.