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Peace Corps

Postby KevinL » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:22 pm

Before I got interested in Buddhism, I was always very passionate about human beings and helping those in need. I guess that's one of the reasons why I began looking into the peace corps. I was just curious as to what the people on this forum thought of that kind of thing. Or is there another way to do the same thing but without going through the government?
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Re: Peace Corps

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:18 pm

Whats the peace corps?
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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Re: Peace Corps

Postby KevinL » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:27 pm

Sorry I should explain. I keep forgetting that a lot of the users on this forum are from the UK or elsewhere.

The Peace Corps basically is a US government sponsored group that goes to third world countries and helps out there in a variety of different ways, from teaching kids english to construction and social work for troubled children.
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Re: Peace Corps

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:28 pm

Manapa wrote:Whats the peace corps?
It is one of JFK's better ideas:

http://www.peacecorps.gov/
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Peace Corps

Postby Bankei » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:28 am

Its a good idea to live and work in a developing country. But probably best not to do it in a government organisation like this.
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Re: Peace Corps

Postby Kim OHara » Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:36 am

Can you give us some ideas about alternatives, Bankei (or anyone else)?
Links?

Thanks,
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Re: Peace Corps

Postby pilgrim » Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:58 am

Many of the organisations on this page would welcome volunteers
http://www.parami.org/duta/buddhistwelfare.htm
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Re: Peace Corps

Postby Kim OHara » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:51 pm

Thanks, Pilgrim.
:namaste:
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Re: Peace Corps

Postby KevinL » Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:28 am

Thanks for the link pilgrim. I contacted a few of those organizations. We'll see if they're accepting volunteers.
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Re: Peace Corps

Postby Bodhisurfer » Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:25 am

pilgrim wrote:Many of the organisations on this page would welcome volunteers
http://www.parami.org/duta/buddhistwelfare.htm


thanks very much for this Pilgrim. I had been looking to make some donations towards some Buddhist welfare organisations.
Bhante Wimala's work seems particularly inspiring to me. :anjali:
Sabbe dhamma nalam abhinivesaya
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Re: Peace Corps

Postby jcsuperstar » Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:33 am

a few of the americans who ordained in thailand got there via peace corps (jack kornfield, santikaro etc) there's worse you could do than join the peace corps.
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