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

Prison Library // IBS

Recent update on IBS Prisnon Library program

“Recently we received donation of 150 Dharma books and 20 CDs +DVDs from Mr. and Mrs. Hsiao in San Diego and 80 Dharma books from Dr. Frank M. Tedesco in Florida.  IBS would like to thank you very much for your kind support. The brothers in the prisons will be very happy and honor to receive your wonderful dharma gift for them. We are in the process of setting up the libraries in three different state prisons in California.” READ MORE at Prison Library.

International Bodhisattva Sangha (IBS)

12584 Sora Way

San Diego CA 92129

Phone: 1+619-450-3699

Fax: 1+858-484-1889

E-mail: zhongibs@hotmail.com

Dharma Prison Outreach Program

Dharma Friends Prison
Outreach Project
 is under the
umbrella of our non-profit
foundation, 
COMPASSION
WORKS FOR ALL
 which
helps to support and promote
those efforts that benefit the
most forgotten and most
disenfranchised in our world. All
of our projects support the
teaching and development of
compassion as the most
effective tool to bring healing to
the world.      

Please visit their  website at  http://dharmafriendsprisonoutreachproject.com/  Compassion Works

for All
Dharma Friends Prison Outreach Project offers to 
prisoners…
* Free Dharma Friends newsletters – Offering  commentaries,
meditations, teachings in physical, emotional, ethical, and spiritual growth
that can be applied to everyday life and which strengthen the practice of
each individual’s own religion.
* Free donated books
* Support and counsel
* A caring community
* Guidance during life transitions for those leaving prison and for those
going to their executiions.

We offer to the community…
Dharma Friends newsletter free by EMAIL if you give a $30 or more
donation, or by subscription ($30 per year) for hard copy

We want especially for those connected to people in prison to know we
are here to support them too. Compassion Works for All is a
welcoming community and we know how hard it is to deal with a
society that is disenfranchising and unaccepting of your loved one.

* Two books written by Anna Cox – all profits financially support
COMPASSION WORKS FOR ALL which sponsors
Dharma Friends Prison Outreach Project:
Just As The Breeze Blows Through Moonlight,
a Buddhist story of life transformation: $23;
and 
Dharma Friends: No One Abandoned, No One Forgotten, No
One Discarded
, life stories of healing in prisons along with Anna Cox’s
commentaries on healing those who have been lost to society: $23

* Educational talks and workshops that bring awareness to the
community that education, healing and emotional support can help solve
the issues of violence and crime in our country.   

International Bodhisattva Sangha (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