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

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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
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.
Come & See Album



Donation Approved Letter for IBS // Update Aug.2011

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
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
“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


Info 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

Online Teaching

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).

Buddhist nun’s NY vending case set to be tossed // Update

Associated Press

NEW YORK — An Atlanta-area Buddhist nun who said police mistook handing out prayer beads for selling jewelry will get her unlicensed-vending case dismissed if she stays out of trouble for six months, a Manhattan judge said Monday.

photo credit belongs to Yahoo News , I believe , can't find the original

“It’s a very good outcome” for Li Baojing, said her lawyer, Robert E. Brown.

The Chinese-born Li was arrested June 2 in New York’s Chinatown, where police found her sitting at a bustling corner with a bag full of beaded necklaces and a tin for collecting money. The area is rife with street vendors hawking various wares.

She says she had a sign in Mandarin saying she was collecting contributions for rebuilding her fire-damaged temple and home in Chamblee, Ga., and that she gave the roughly 50-cent necklaces to donors and non-donors alike. She’d come to New York because she thought her fundraising would fare better in its large Chinese community, Brown said.

Police, however, concluded Li was selling costume jewelry without a vendor’s license, and she was arrested on a misdemeanor charge.

Li turned down a plea offer earlier this month; it would have entailed admitting to disorderly conduct, a violation, and doing a day of community service. Prosecutors ultimately agreed with Monday’s arrangement to put the case on track for dismissal.

Li, dressed in a saffron-colored robe, said through an interpreter that she was relieved the legal process is ending but still had the temple to worry about.

She needed to raise donations because of problems with the building’s insurance after the March 26 fire, said Brown, who represented her for free. She has raised about $20,000 of the $30,000 she’s seeking, collecting about $10,000 of those donations since her arrest, he said.

Originally from the Hubei province in central China, Li came to the United States to do missionary work in 1996.


Jennifer Peltz can be reached at

—Copyright 2011 Associated Press

Link to original article which appeared in  Tricycle

Update:[update from Tricycle from original first article, I tried to call today to verify this information was still correct, however the woman who answered the phone speaks Chinese, and I don’t..maybe you can call and verify 🙂 ]

“I am told that the temple Baojing Li is raising money for is the Pu Xian Temple. If you would like to support Baojing Li’s work and make a donation, checks payable to the Atlanta Pu Xian Buddhist Association, Inc, can be sent to 3140 Shallowford Pl, Atlanta, GA 30341. Their phone number is 678-436-3607.”-Tricycle

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


Dhammadharini “Women Upholding the Dhamma”

Dhammadharini “Women Upholding the Dhamma”


“women upholding the Dhamma”

Our women’s monastic community and our not-for-profit religious support foundation are named Dhammadharini, meaning “to uphold the Dharma in the feminine form” in the Pali Language, an ancient classical language of Southeast Asian Buddhism.  Our symbol is a bodhi leaf (Bodhi meaning Awakening and the leaf our embodiment) supported and uplifted by three flowing currents, that of our training in sila-moral virtue,samadhi-meditation and panna-wisdom, in the stream of the Dhamma.

Our monastic residences at the Bodhi House and our women’s monastic hermitage Aranya Bodhi are led by fully-ordained female monastics, or bhikkhunis, (the male form is the bhikkhu), the type of monastic life and ordination established for both men and women in Buddhism at its inception in India more than 2500 years ago.  Find more bhikkhuni monasteries, hermitages and temples in North America and around the world on our “Places of Theravada Bhikkhuni Sangha” page.

Dharma Prison Outreach Program

Dharma Friends Prison
Outreach Project
 is under the
umbrella of our non-profit
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  Compassion Works

for All
Dharma Friends Prison Outreach Project offers to 
* 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
Dharma Friends Prison Outreach Project:
Just As The Breeze Blows Through Moonlight,
a Buddhist story of life transformation: $23;
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.   

Buddhist statues in Kempsville patiently await a new location // Dong Hung Buddhist Education Center Virgina Beach USA

By Irene Bowers
Virginian-Pilot correspondent

Oblivious to Kempsville Road construction behind them, three deities grace the Kempsville residence of a Buddhist monk, awaiting transfer to a new temple location. (Irene Bowers for The Virginian-Pilot)

© March 10, 2011

The picture of patience, these statues keep their backs to bustling construction at the former Pony League baseball fields on Kempsville Road.

Cheers of the crowd and errant baseballs once rained upon them in this Buddhist meditative garden, but city improvements put change in the air. The ball fields have been razed to make way for a park and storm water pond; the statues will wait by the water.

Following the contentious loss of a Pungo residence, used as a place of worship, Buddhist monk T. Chuc Thanh and the Dong Hung Temple statues returned to Kempsville to await a new location.

Amitabha Buddha is one of a trio of figures, peering peacefully beyond the excavator’s reach.

“Amitabha is the bodhisattva associated with the pure land, with awakening,” Thanh explained. “People ask us where our temple is. I tell them, ‘It is in the sky! We are waiting for it to land.’ ”


UPDATE ON DONG HUNG TEMPLE IN VIRGINA BEACH USA//Va. Beach monks get permanent place to worship


Va. Beach monks get permanent place to worship | |

By Deirdre Fernandes
The Virginian-Pilot
© April 13, 2011


A small community of Buddhist monks has been looking for serenity and permanency in Virginia Beach for almost four years.

The monks think they’ve found it in Kempsville.

Unlike the group’s previous home in rural Pungo, this site is surrounded by businesses and apartments, buffered by trees, and should not cause any conflicts with neighbors, said Jack Whitney, the city’s planning director.

On Tuesday, the City Council unanimously approved a permit to allow the monks to use the land off Davis Street as a religious facility. The vote was in stark contrast to the more contentious discussions that the council has had about the monks in the past.

Chuc Thanh said he felt “relief.” Dressed in a brown robe, he posed for photos outside the City Council chambers with elated congregation members and some of the city’s planning staff.

The monks with the Buddhist Education Center of America had to move out of their home in Pungo in 2009 after a bank foreclosed on their property. But their Pungo home had been at the center of controversy prior to the move.

The monks held festivals and prayer services at the house, causing neighbors to complain about traffic. City Council members denied the monks a permit to hold religious services in that home, and the monks contested the decision in a federal lawsuit claiming that Virginia Beach had violated their religious freedoms.

The council and the monks eventually settled the suit, but financial problems led to foreclosure. Since then, the monks have used a temporary location near Town Center.

The monks haven’t finalized the purchase of the Kempsville property and wanted to make sure that the council approved their permit first, said Nancy Miller, their real estate agent.

The congregation can now focus on fundraising and make plans for its new home, she said.

“We were gypsies,” Miller said. “We will have a home.”

Dong Hung Buddhist Education Center

Dong Hung Buddhist Education Center

Help build a new temple!

History of Dong Hung Temple

by Phap Trung

The  Dong Hung Temple is a religious institution dedicated to serving followers of the Mahayana tradition of Zen Buddhist practiced in Vietnam.

This Zen sect is based mostly on meditation, applying the strict rules and discipline(Sila and vinaya) as principles, and using the Pure Land tradition (Sukha’ vati), together with meditation practice, as the foundation for cultivating one’s virtue and wisdom.

Prologue – A Brief History about Dong Hung

Dong Hung temple in Virginia Beach, VA is officially known as the Buddhist Education Center of America, Inc. It is named after another Pagoda in the district 2 of Sai Gon City, in South Vietnam – namely To Dinh Dong Hung, which literally translated to the Ancestral Temple Dong Hung.  The temple’s name was chosen to commemorate the Founding Fathers – the Venerable Bhikkhu Thich Buu Chi who built, and the Venerable Bhikkhu Thich Hanh Tru who succeeded his Master in the maintaining and renovating processes throughout its history.