I apologise for this unsolicited intrusion.
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ian Lawton, I am a filmmaker based in the midlands of Ireland and making a film about the lost Irish historical figure, U Dhammaloka, the first western Buddhist monk.
I am trying to bring attention of this project to the wider Buddhist community and could use your help!
I am but one man and do not have the means or resources to reach a wider network without the assistance of like minded people such as yourselves. I would not be approaching you if I did not feel the subject was not appropriate nor of importance or significance.
I humbly request if you could possibly include news of this project in your next Newsletter, group email or even post upon your own social network (Facebook, twitter etc) or mention on your website, please.
If you wish to know more about the project, please visit our campaign page at www.dana.io/thedharmabum (Dana.io is in fact the worlds first Buddhist crowdfunding platform. Think Kickstarter for Buddhists) where contributions can be made in exchange for rewards.
If you wish to hear me speak in more detail about the film and of Dhammaloka, I was a guest on a recent episode of the Mindrolling Podcast hosted by David & Raghu of Ram Dass Love Serve Remember Foundation, which is available to listen to here or on iTunes (Episode 96).
I have also written an article on Dhammaloka for Elephant Journal, if you care to read.
I have been featured in many magazines both here at home and abroad answering questions about my film, many of which you can see by visiting our Facebook page, but still need help getting the information directly to the right audiance.
I am happy to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have. This mans story deserves to be told, but I cannot do it alone.
Again, I apologise for the unsolicited correspondence.
Thank you for reading.
I look forward to hearing from you
My very best