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Charities

Postby Yllyrryon » Wed May 12, 2010 10:11 pm

Looking for a list or lists of Buddhist charities.

Many thanks in advance to any who can help!
"The Buddha is rightly self-awakened - the Dhamma, well taught - and the Noble Sangha, worthy of honor." Translation by Ven. Thanissaro

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Re: Charities

Postby sukhamanveti » Wed May 12, 2010 10:44 pm

Hello. Here are a few.

Charities Founded by Theravada Buddhists

Buddhist Relief Mission provides assistance and supplies to hospitals and to orphanages, funds schools, provides emergency relief, and offers aid to Burmese refugees fleeing from a brutal dictatorship into India. The charity also helps to rehabilitate prisoners in the U.S. who want to practice Buddhism in prison and heal their minds.
http://www.brelief.org/

Buddhist Global Relief was founded by Bhikkhu Bodhi to fight global hunger.
http://buddhistglobalrelief.org/main.html

Khmer Buddhist Relief provides food, wells, shelter, and schools to people in need in Cambodia.
http://www.khmerbuddhistrelief.org/index.htm

Dhamma Moli protects, shelters, and educates vulnerable girls in Nepal.
http://www.dhammamoli.org/
Sīlaṃ balaṃ appaṭimaṃ.
Sīlaṃ āvudhamuttamaṃ.
Sīlamābharaṇaṃ seṭṭhaṃ.
Sīlaṃ kavacamabbhutaṃ.


Virtue is a matchless power.
Virtue is the greatest weapon.
Virtue is the best adornment.
Virtue is a wonderful armor.

Theragatha 614


Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ,
kusalassa upasampadā,
Sacittapariyodapanaṃ,
etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.


Refraining from all wrong-doing,
Undertaking the good,
Purifying the mind,
This is the teaching of the buddhas.

Dhammapada v. 183/14.5

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Re: Charities

Postby Yllyrryon » Wed May 12, 2010 11:08 pm

Thank you, sukhamanveti! :thanks:
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Re: Charities

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Re: Charities

Postby Kim OHara » Thu May 13, 2010 2:20 am

There was a thread here on DW a few months ago which listed a few more charities. I couldn't find it a moment ago, but perhaps a more determined search would locate it.
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Re: Charities

Postby Dan74 » Thu May 13, 2010 2:31 am

Also

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Re: Charities

Postby Yllyrryon » Fri May 14, 2010 9:20 pm

To appicchato, Kim and Dan: thanks for your responses! I will review all of these.
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Re: Charities

Postby Tex » Fri May 14, 2010 9:32 pm

"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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Re: Charities

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http://www.schmuckzauberei.blogspot.com/

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Re: Charities

Postby cooran » Fri May 14, 2010 10:10 pm

---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Charities

Postby sattva » Sat May 15, 2010 2:32 am

Personally, i would like to give to charities, especially those that deal with hunger and other relief efforts that:

1. Don't involve the killing of animals.
2. Don't require people to listen to religious doctrines (or convert) in order to receive aid. I heard conservative Christians talk about using the Haiti earthquake to further their own agenda.

If a charity doesn't use a disaster to further its own religious agenda, i could give to it. How are the ones listed in previous posts on these two points?

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Re: Charities

Postby Annapurna » Sat May 15, 2010 7:32 am

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Re: Charities

Postby pilgrim » Sat May 15, 2010 8:18 am

If it is of interest to anyone, I run Dhamma Aid Cambodia . We are not a registered charity...It has been a private project funded by friends and family. If you are not uncomfortable with that, donations are welcome.


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