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Helping Hands, Inc.
We are requesting assistance in funding, (whether via private, or assistance with the competition and location of grants available), to expand services to local prisons in Arizona in the expansion of education in Buddhadharma, and outreach.
Administrative, traveling expenses, as well as supplies to inmates whether correspondence, educational materials, or the material to assist inside prison, such as yoga mats, obtaining permission for instructors to personally attend to inmating outreach, are just a few of the needs present.
Would you like to help? How are you inspired to help? How may we help you in kind?
(You may leave a message with Lorena @ (520) 791-2732, Extension 1049)
Panna Karuna Project
The project was founded in 1998 by U Ba Aye to support the education of extremely poor children at the Taungpulu Monastery, Mindat, in the Chin Hills of the Union of Myanmar. The presiding monk, U Pannasiri ran a Primary School in his monastery precincts with about 150 very poor children which has now grown to about 400, out of which he selected clever students for further education in Yangon at Hlaing Mahasi Monastery. The children were placed in the Government Basic Education Schools. The two Monasteries provide free board and food and the Project pays for their school expenses as clothing, books, stationery, tuition etc until they finish the Basic Education High School (equivalent to Grade 12 of US system).
The numbers of children grew every year and currently Hlaing Mahasi could accommodate no more than 73 students. The students comprise children of many ethnic races such as Chin, Kahin, Karen, Mon, Pa-oh besides Burmese. It appears imperative now to build a new hostel in the precincts of Hlaing Mahasi in Yangon to accommodate more children in furtherance of our cause.
Panna Karuna Project depends entirely on donations from well-wishers and individual supporters. All donations will be used solely for educational purposes of poor children of all ethnic races of Myanmar and will be supervised by a committee of respectable persons of repute, subject to audit by an independent auditing organization.
We invite you to join us in this worthy project and would appreciate your kind and generous contribution.
Donations may be sent to
Ms Khin Thin Aye
Ph: 61-2-6240 7613
Buddha Dharma International Foundation, Inc.
Buddhadharma International Foundation, Inc. promotes Buddhadhamma-Vinaya
through ongoing education, relief work, and international social work.
By expressing compassion in wise and right actions, the Buddhadharma
International Foundation, Inc. demonstrates that what happens to the
least of us on the Earth happens to the whole of us on the Earth. The
Buddhadharma International Foundation, Inc. is committed to:
Provide a place for the international Sangha to renew their Refuge.
Buddhadharma International Foundation, Inc., is dedicated to supporting
compassionate, charitable, humanitarian, non-political causes.
Buddhadharma International Foundation, Inc. works in conformity with
the Buddhadhamma-Vinaya to uplift humanity through study and research,
relief work, social work, the arts, the sciences, etc., as well as distribution
of monetary resources in the form of charity, endowments, grants, scholarships,
and other disbursements to:
by FAX (North America): (867)633-6038
deductible donations can be made by visiting the web site
The Engaged Zen Foundation
important organization that brings the light of dharma to the darkest
corners of prison, including death row, may be lost without your help.
Muyal Liang Trust, Sikkim
Tel: +91 (03595)
If you would like to make a donation payment can be made to the "Muyal Liang Trust" by cheque, or direct credit to the State Bank of India, Gangtok, Sikkim A/C No. 12/C&I/C-136.
The MettaDana Project works through the 650-year-old Kyaswa Monastery, located along the Irrawaddy River in a more remote part of the Sagaing Hills. In addition to teaching and preserving the Dhamma, monasteries in Burma have a long tradition of helping surrounding communities with some of the basic needs of life. The lay community both supports and is supported by the monastery in an interdependent and mutually beneficial relationship founded on metta (loving-kindness) and dana (generosity). Kyaswa Monastery is firmly within this noble tradition. Nearby lies the ancient village of Wachet, which was designated in the 14th century by the king as the main food preparation center for the growing sangha seeking solitude and inspiration in the Sagaing Hills. In fact, the village name derives from the Burmese word for "food preparation." Now the village has 500 houses and 3000 people, and the monastery is actively involved in improving health and educational conditions. The current Kyaswa abbot is Sayadaw U Lakkhana, a renowned meditation teacher and founder of the Wachet Jivitadana Sangha Hospital adjacent to the monastery.
MettaDana depends on gifts from individual supporters. All donations are channelled through Kyaswa Monastery directly to health and educational activities. In this way MettaDana does not disrupt the existing social fabric on any way but rather strengthens one of its most beneficial qualities, namely the offering of help within the community. No government agencies are involved and, as far as possible, the operating expenses of MettaDana are met by its volunteer staff.
How can you help
Working on the project has offered us an immediate and effective means to help the Burmese people. The generosity, graciousness and gratitude of the recipients has touched us deeply and continually renews are commitment to this project. We invite you to join us in supporting this worthy venture.
Monetary contributions can be offered, payable to MettaDana.
You can also help by contributing medicines, medical supplies, equipment and medical references and texts that are still functional but are no longer being used for one reason or other. Please contact us before shipping any items.
Benevolent Organisation for Development, Health & Insight (BODHI)
Board of Directors:
HOW YOU CAN
SUPPORT OUR WORK
In the US, BODHI
is a 501c3 organization. This means that all contributions from US
tax payers are tax deductible.
BODHI has published a four-page biennial newsletter since 1991. Some back copies are available. We ask for a nominal $20 per annum subscription for the newsletter. We also have a number of beautiful 50cm x 58cm colour portraits of our patron, His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This image of the Dalai Lama was taken by international art photographer, John Taylor and designed by Kuang Chang, a New York graphic designer and artist. Both donated their time and skills to help BODHI's work. We are happy to send you one of these portrait-posters for a minimum of $20. Donations of $100 or more automatically receive a portrait-poster.
Bodhgaya Development Association (BDA)
The Bodhgaya Development Association (BDA) is a small organisation set up to support projects in the Bodhgaya region of Bihar State in India. Bodhgaya is the place where the historical Buddha became enlightened some 2500 years ago, and is currently a centre of pilgrimage for people interested in Buddhism. It is also one of the poorest and most violent regions of India. Villagers tend to have very little opportunity to change their circumstances.
The BDA provides support for long term initiatives to help the poorest of the poor in the Bodhgaya region. We currently provide funding for two projects: The Prajna Vihar School provides education for children of the very poor who would otherwise not receive any schooling. Mahisi Gyanodaya Abhiyan is a literacy project (administered by Sister Jessie) which uses a unique model of self-help for participating villages. All work done for the BDA is voluntary with administrative costs being donated by volunteers. Because of this, all money donated goes directly to the projects.
The Amida Trust is an international network of people seriously interested in developing humanitarian projects based on Buddhist principals to help overcome suffering in the world. The Amida Trust is based in the U.K., however, there are members from several other countries. Amida Trust is currently in the process of developing a strong membership base in the United States, and then at some point, a mirror program with regard to the training programs offered in U.K. and France.
This site contains links as well as information. Frank and Sherry Glover have been initially commissioned by the Trust to manage A.T. affairs in the U.S. Frank is a psychotherapist, and Sherry teaches holistic health, and coaches on well-being. Both are serious Dharma students of Ven. Hung-I, Dharma master at the Jade Buddha Temple in Houston,Tx. and co-founder of the Texas Buddhist Association.
The Deed for Amida Trust establishes the power "To further the development of Buddhist culture, Buddhist psychology, and Buddhist psychotherapy appropriate to the contemporary world.
Many clinical practicioners, who begin to explore the world of personal growth find their way to the Dharma. Once one begins to fathom the depth of understanding which was taught by the Buddha one begins to question the present western approach to psychotherapy, and look for ways to incorporate the wisdom of the Buddha into their practice.
Some members of the Trust are clinical practicioners who have come to this realization, and have begun to apply Buddhist principals into their work. Amida Trust is a network where practicioners come together, present ideas and work co-operatively to find insights to the most important work of providing psychotherapeudic care to another being. Our clients come to us suffering from all types of problems which can be analyzed through the psychological system taught by the Buddha. Members that are clinicians can access the resource of having other like-minded professionals who can share ideas from different points of view to arrive at the optimum solutions.
Influnced by teachings from a variety of recognized spiritual leaders, members of Amida Trust practice and work to develop practical ideas and solutions to problems of human suffering. In the spirit of the Mahayana tradition Amida Trust is working to develop a strong membership base in the U.S. with people dedicated to the ideal that it is possible to make a difference in a world where ignorance and greed seemingly prevail.
More about the
Amida Trust projects and activities can be found on our:
The Enlightenment Project
Enlightenment Project for Purification and Merit
The Project exists in order to facilitate the enlightenment of all beings through contact with holy images. Images such as statues, tsa-tsa's and stupas are extremely powerful for purifying the mind of negative karmic potential and tendencies, as well as creating vast amounts of merit, or positive energy.
The Enlightenment Project is making such powerful holy images more accessible by sponsoring sculptors and artists and setting up an international distribution system. The Project also provides a mould and tsa-tsa making service for those who wish to create many holy images as a spiritual practice.
All income generated by the Project in terms of sponsorships and donations for statues is used to sponsor new statues, etc and to expand and enhance the services of the Project.
We are currently
setting up a production facility in Queensland and will have more
information on sponsorship and obtaining statues soon. For further
information or to be included on our mailing lists, please contact: