America, Help Fight Hunger, May 11th

♥ America, this Saturday, May 11th, donate a bag of groceries ♥

It’s EASY to Help :

1. Collect and bag non-perishable food items

2.Place by mailbox for letter carrier to  deliver to a local food bank or pantry 

 


Company Overview
On Saturday, May 11, Campbell Soup Company will join forces with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) to Stamp Out Hunger across America in order to provide assistance to the rapidly increasing number of Americans who are struggling with hunger.

Now in its 21th year, the Stamp Out Hunger effort is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. In 2012, 70.5 million pounds of food was donated, which brought the grand total of donations to more than 1.2 billion pounds of food collected over the history of the drive.

Unfortunately, despite the generosity of millions of Americans who have supported the letter carriers’ food drive in previous years, the need for food assistance has never been greater. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s annual study measuring food security in the United States, nearly 50 million Americans are living in food insecure homes.

For more information about the annual Stamp Out Hunger effort in your community, ask your letter carrier, contact your local post office, visit eitherwww.helpstampouthunger.com or www.facebook.com/StampOutHunger, or follow the drive at www.twitter.com/StampOutHunger.

“Furthermore, Subhuti, in the practice of compassion and charity a disciple should be detached. That is to say, he should practice compassion and charity without regard to appearances, without regard to form, without regard to sound, smell, taste, touch, or any quality of any kind. Subhuti, this is how the disciple should practice compassion and charity. Why? Because practicing compassion and charity without attachment is the way to reaching the Highest Perfect Wisdom, it is the way to becoming a living Buddha”

-The Diamond Sutra

Food is Needed..

Food is Needed..

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Bhante makes it easy to donate <3 Please share, donate, post on your blogs and pass this on.
Please see his blog here at WHAT BUDDHA SAIDOne can advantageously donate funds for food, which is needed every month here.Whoever gives food later gains bodily strength, vitality, vigor and health.

FROM BHIKKHU SAMAHITA’S WEBSITE : Register a new account on Main City: kandy – 2 Suburb: Peradeniya

When U have ordered then click “save cart”. Then U can easily order the same again.

Chose: Pickup delivery option at checkout and write in the notes:

To: Bhikkhu Samahita. (Lay name: Jan Erik Hansen, Passport#: 203419711)

Pickup by: Venerable Bhikkhu Samahita.

They accept Sri Lankan bank transfers and credit cards and also international credit cards.

Then I can pick it up with the receipt U will get emailed from Keels if U forward it to me

by email to: bhante.samahita@gmail.com

Mail Address:
Venerable Bhikkhu Samahita
Cypress Hermitage, Bambarella
20838 Tawalantenna
Kandy, Central Province.
SRI LANKA
Phone: (+94) 081 562 0553

Read more on his blog… follow link <3

Buddhist Global Relief 2012 Walk to Feed the Hungry

Walk to Feed the Hungry

Please Save the Date

Join Buddhist Global Relief in a Worldwide Walk of Compassion!

Find a walk near you:

Seattle WA: Saturday, October 6th 2012
Ann Arbor MI: Saturday October 13th 2012
New York NY: Saturday October 13th 2012
San Francisco CA: Saturday October 13th 2012
San Jose–Mountain View CA: Sunday, October 14th 2012
London UK: Saturday, October 20th 2012
Los Angeles CA: Sunday, October 21st 2012
Escondido CA: October 25th 2012
Bhikkhu Bodhi leads Walk
Today we can send men into space, but here on earth chronic hunger and malnutrition still cast their shadows over the heads of far too many people, claiming millions of lives a year, more than half of them children. Though we may never know or see these folks, we should recognize that they are human beings just like ourselves, worthy of our deepest concern. Together we can make a difference, and it doesn’t take much to help them live in dignity and hope!
All proceeds from the walks will go to support BGR’s global hunger relief programs. For more information, to plan an event, register, fundraise, volunteer or donate, go to: www.buddhistglobalrelief.org
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“Buddhist Global Relief now has a blog. Please check it out, bookmark it, and subscribe to the feeds. We’ll be dealing with issues related to social and economic justice, food security, poverty relief, as well as reports on our projects. I’ll be blogging, along with other members of our board.”-Bhikkhu Bodhi

SUBSCRIBE AT http://buddhistglobalrelief.wordpress.com/

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Mission

The mission of Buddhist Global Relief (BGR) is to provide relief to the poor and needy throughout the world regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, or religion. Bearing in mind the Buddha’s statements that “hunger is the worst kind of illness” and “the gift of food is the gift of life,” BGR especially focuses on providing food aid to those afflicted by hunger and lack of food security. Its long-range goal, however, is to combat all the manifestations of poverty that detract from the inherent dignity of human life.

Why Does BGR Focus On Global Hunger? Part 1 | Buddhist Global Relief

Why does Buddhist Global Relief Focus on Global Hunger?

“Such suffering stems largely from unjust social and economic systems that deprive people of the means they need to live

Myanmar - Cyclone Nargis relief - Save the Children (BGR partner)

securely and happily. In most cases, these structures are not accidental but are shaped and imposed by a privileged elite, who enrich themselves and their cohorts while others must struggle daily just to obtain adequate food, housing, education, and work. If we apply the Buddha’s formula of the four noble truths to our collective situation, we would see that to eliminate the effect—the suffering that stems from oppressive social and economic systems—we must make changes to their underlying structures.” -Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi

READ MORE on BGR’s blog

via Why Does BGR Focus On Global Hunger? Part 1 | Buddhist Global Relief.

photo credit: BGR picasa album 

Come and See 3 CD launch concert: Touched By Love // D-Kidz

by D-Kidz


Support D-Kidz Come and See 3 CD launch concert on 15 apr ,2pm @ NTUC auditorium. Singapore purchase ticket on line on our face book page. All tickets proceed will go to Buddhist education in Singapore

You can buy Tickets here

You can LIKE D-Kidz of Facebook here

You can LIKE Come and See 3 CD launch concert on Facebook here 

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ABOUT D-Kidz

Description
At D-Kidz Dhamma class, the D-Kidz method is employed to teach Dhamma to children. This method is structured around Character Development, role play, dance, music and art and craft. Children learn best in a fun, relaxed manner and interactive environment.In order to create an awareness of the D-Kidz method, there is an urgent need to identify and train more Dhamma class teachers. If you think you have what it takes to inspire the little ones to uphold the Buddha Sasana. And that you have at least one of the skill sets listed below:a) Committed, caring and constructive people who enjoy working with children and adults alike and who enjoy learning and teaching.
b) actors and dancers: passion to communicate with drama and movement
c) musicians and singers: spreading the word of Buddha thro songs
d) artists and designers: creative and love to share Dhamma thro art and craft and drawings
e) props and sets makers: Good with making props for stage and role play
Mission
To propel the team at D-Kidz Dhamma class to achieve what is being spelt out in their Vision statement, they formulated four objectives:1) To create and foster an experiential Dhamma learning environment for both adults and children.2) To achieve a “WOW” effect in children’s Dhamma class where Buddhism is taught in a FUN, INTERACTIVE and SIMPLE manner.3) To develop effective curriculum, games, songs and material for children’s Dhamma class.4) To indentify and train children’s Dhamma Class teachers in the proper usage and application of the above educational philosophy.
Products
Come & See Album
Email
viriyaproductions@yahoo.com.sg
Website

 

Recent photos and update on The Arogya Foundation for the Disabled

Recent photos and update on The Arogya Foundation for the Disabled , a Buddhist Monastic run and founded non-profit

Assistive Devices Donation Ceremony – 24 September 2011

(L to R ) Venerable Bhiksuni Chueh Men, Venerable Yushi Shimada , Venerable Unapana Ariyadhamma Thero

Photo credits:The Arogya Foundation for the Disabled / Venerable Unapana Ariyadhamma Thero

Assistive devices were donated among disabled people on 24th September 2011 at NalandaRama Viharaya, Pathiragoda, Maharagama, Sri lanka. Most Venerable Yushi Shimada Of Japan were present as chief gusset and Most Venerable Bhiksuni Chueh Men of Taiwan were present as the guest of honor of the occasion. Venerable Unapana Ariyadhamma Thero, Director General of the Arogya Foundation for the Disabled: Unapana Ariyadhamma Thero, Mr. Honjo Japan, President of the Arogya Foundation for the Disabled : Prof Ariyapala Perera, Assistant Secretary Mr. P. A. Gunawardena, Treasurer Mr. Gamini Dahanayaka, Assistant Secretary Mr. Upali Jayarathna, Member of Maharagama Urban Council: Mr. Pradeep Liyanage , Mr. Mahida Weerasighe: Managing director of the Sri Lankan granite And Marble (private) ltd. were present at the occasion. ( source: Venerable Unapana Ariyadhamma Thero’s fb page)

Please see The Arogya Foundation for the Disabled’s blog for more inspiring photos, information on supporting  their good works and stories of those who already have made a gift !
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The Arogya Foundation for the Disabled was born to support disabled people in Sri Lanka enables people with disabilities to improve their life skills. Founded three years ago, the Foundation continues to render their service all over the country and nearly 150 patients have been received necessary medical equipments such as crutches, walking sticks, wheel chairs, etc. The Foundation is a non-profit organization, founded by Rev Unapana Ariyadhamma Thero and registered in Sri Lanka in year 2008.

Tel : (+94) 113-175 889 email : info@arogyafoundation.org web : www.arogyafoundation.org

http://www.arogyafoundationlk.blogspot.com/

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Ven Unapana Ariyadhamma Thero

CONGRATULATIONS IN ORDER FOR Venerable Unapana Ariyadhamma Thero! The Venerable has
been nominated to receive an award by the Saviya Foundation. Ceremony will be held in Gall at Sanghamitta Balika Vidyalaya on 03.12.2011 at 3.p.m to mark the occasion of the world disabled day.

sources and all photo credits: Venerable’s facebook page and The  Arogya Foundation’s blog

Tzu Chi

Tzu Chi

In 1966, Dharma Master Cheng Yen established the Tzu Chi Foundation in Hualien, on the east coast of Taiwan. With the spirit of self-discipline, diligence, frugality, and perseverance, Tzu Chi set out to help the poor and relieve suffering. Over time, the foundation’s mission started with Charity and extended into Medicine, Education, and Humanistic Culture. Tzu Chi originated in the remote Hualien area and expanded to all five major continents of the world with chapters and offices in 47 countries. Tzu Chi provides aid to over 69 nations. Its volunteers selflessly contribute through a mindset of gratitude, expressing their sincerest care and support to each and every individual in need.

The shared goal of Tzu Chi volunteers is to cultivate sincerity, integrity, faith, and honesty within while exercising kindness, compassion, joy, and selflessness to humanity through concrete actions. Transcending the bounds of race, nationality, language, and religion, they serve the world under the notion that “when others are hurting, we feel their pain; when others suffer, we feel their sorrow”. Not only do the volunteers endeavor to promote the universal value of “Great Love,” they also fully employ the humanitarian spirit of Chinese culture to its utmost. Tzu Chi Foundation’s “Four Major Missions” consist of Charity, Medicine, Education, and Humanity. Furthermore, considering ongoing efforts in Bone Marrow Donation, Environmental Protection, Community Volunteerism, and International Relief, these eight concurrent campaigns are collectively known as “Tzu Chi’s Eight footprints”

Tzu Chi Home Page

Buddhist Global Relief

“Buddhist Global Relief now has a blog, just started last week. Please check it out, bookmark it, and subscribe to the feeds. We’ll be dealing with issues related to social and economic justice, food security, poverty relief, as well as reports on our projects. I’ll be blogging, along with other members of our board.”-Bhikkhu Bodhi

SUBSCRIBE AT http://buddhistglobalrelief.wordpress.com/

BUDDHIST GLOBAL RELIEF

Mission

The mission of Buddhist Global Relief (BGR) is to provide relief to the poor and needy throughout the world regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, or religion. Bearing in mind the Buddha’s statements that “hunger is the worst kind of illness” and “the gift of food is the gift of life,” BGR especially focuses on providing food aid to those afflicted by hunger and lack of food security. Its long-range goal, however, is to combat all the manifestations of poverty that detract from the inherent dignity of human life.