A comment from Khandro-la about the term "sponsorship"
I have always felt that the word sponsorship doesn't really reflect the correct relationship between someone who financially support my projects, in particular the nunnery and those who receive.
One reason that I cannot relate to this term is that it seems too individualistic. I make a point of not giving to individual nuns as this works against the principle of sharing and non attachment. Individual giving has led to pride and greed. This is not dharma practice and at all times must be guarded against. I want Khachodling to bring true dharma into the hearts of both those giving and receiving.
Another reason I tend not to use the term sponsor is that often it is thought of as a one-way relationship of giving. Giving, as the teachings say, is a reciprocal act. My spiritual and cultural heritage is rich in what it offers to others and I am not begging for finance of the nuns or projects. Those who offer money, finance, skills or whatever, are practicing the paramita of generosity. This is one of the most important practices of a bodhisattva for it develops the bodhicitta mind.
One should give without expectation just as one should practice receiving without expectation. The result is that everything you receive is in abundance. If this is the pure mind that offerings to Khachodling are made and accepted then the dharma work of Khachodling will be successful.