Donation Approved Letter for IBS // Update Aug.2011

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Dear IBS Prison Program Supporters,The Chuckawalla State Prison has graciously grant approval to permit the distribution of all of our Buddhist practice materials including books, CD’s, DVD’s, statues of the Buddha, Gong, Dharma bell, etc, to the Buddhist follower inmates.  For that, I would like to confer my sincere gratitude for all the prayers and support to allow this auspicious outcome to come into fruition in such an expeditious manner. Hundreds of our dharma inmates will greatly benefit by being able to learn about the teachings and striving for genuine repentance to acknowledge their past misdeeds in hopes of becoming better societal members.  IBS is honored and extremely grateful to be able to provide all of the materials that are conducive to a diligent spiritual practice and livelihood.On behalf of all of the other prison Sanghas, I would like to once again express our utmost appreciation for your continual support and encouragement without which many of the results could not have happened. IBS also would also like to thank all the supporters in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, as well as those from different states in the US.  As always, IBS vows to continue to do its very best to lead all the prison Sanghas on the path of Buddahood.  May all sentient beings be blessed by the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.Amitofo,
Xianzhong Shi
ABOUT IBS
International Bodhisattva Sangha (IBS) has been doing prison visitation programs in California for many years. There are hundreds of inmates in the prisons willing to learn and practice the Buddha Dharma. IBS only visits once a month to help and offer the Dharma, but once a month is not sufficient to teach enough information about Buddhism for their daily practice. We did some research about their practices, and it brought us more insight about how to benefit the practitioners. They desperately need library materials.Therefore IBS trying to set up a library in each yard of different state prisons that will be beneficial for those practitioners. If you have any Buddhist books, CDs, DVDs or Buddhist magazines and would like to donate them for the prison library, please contact us.
Thank You,International Bodhisattva Sangha
12584 Sora Way
San Diego CA 92129
Phone: 1+619-450-3699
Fax: 1+858-484-1889
E-mail: zhongibs@hotmail.com
“There are two kinds of gifts: a gift of material things and a gift of the Dharma. Of the two, the gift of Dharma is supreme.”

                                                                                                     Itivuttaka 98

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Sirimangalo.org is a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization in California, USA, dedicated to supporting the practice, study and teaching of Buddhist Insight (Vipassana) Meditation, in the tradition of Ajaan Tong Sirimangalo. The organization was founded by Brother Noah Yuttadhammo, an ordained disciple of the venerable Ajaan Tong in order to help facilitate the spread of Vipassana meditation around the world.

The following is a list of the current board of directors of Sirimangalo International:

  • Brother Noah Yuttadhammo – President
  • Alfonso De Rose – Vice President
  • Navarat Thananopavarn – Treasurer
  • Nuchanach Sirin – Secretary

Apart from this core group of official staff, many volunteers too numerous to mention help to make our work function smoothly, and are coordinated by the core members listed above. Persons wishing to volunteer should contact us through the Los Angeles contact form.

Our Meditation Centre and Courses

We are currently working towards establishing a dedicated meditation center in Sri Lanka. We are currently offering residential meditation courses for international meditators on a limited basis. For more information, please visit lanka.sirimangalo.org.

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We offer videoaudio, and printed material on Buddhism and meditation. Our How To Meditate DVD is available via Bit Torrent (please visit this site for instructions on how to use Bit Torrent).