Together We Can Help The Cambodian Children!
Tucked some five hours’ drive away from the Cambodian city of Phnom Penh are the smiling faces of 1,039 students from the village school of Thmor Kre Commune . For six days a week, these students, with ages ranging from 7 to 18 years old and who come from the 1,000 families in the village, attend classes from the primary level to the high school cohort.
How long more these students can smile is a great worry to their parents. The current school building, constructed from wooden planks some 30 years ago, has certainly seen its better days. Wear and tear and coupled with the Cambodian weather of hot sun and heavy monsoon rains have caused the wooden structure to be dangerously on the verge of collapse.
Coming from the impoverished part of the country of Kratie Province, the parents do not have the financial means to rebuild the school despite the danger of the school building collapsing. Bhante Piseth, from Wat Thmor Kre Monastery, sensing the great urgency and with deep compassion, decided to embark on the task of rebuilding the school so that the students will have a safer and a more conducive environment for their education. The proposed new building will have two storeys constructed from concrete and with tiled roofs. There will be a total of twelve classrooms each measuring 7m by 9m and will accommodate 40 students each. The new school will be built within the monastery compound located at Thmor Kre Commune, Cittaborey District, Kratie Province, Cambodia.
Once again, Dana Citta Buddhist Society would like to appeal to your kind sponsorship for this school reconstruction project. The total cost of the construction is US$ 150,000.00. Any amount is welcome and deeply appreciated. Alternatively, you and family members and friends may collectively sponsor one whole classroom at US$ 12, 500.00. Out of filial gratitude, you may also sponsor in memory of departed loved ones. We are targeting to commence the construction in July 2015 and with the necessary funding in place, the school can be completed within nine months.
On behalf of the students and their parents, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to you for your support and generosity. If you have any queries, please contact Bro Victor Lim at 9852-2492 or Bro Soon Lee at 8322-1047. Thank you.
The current school building
Reinforcements Required to Prop Up The Building
The roofs are in a very bad condition
The Proposed New Building
眼见校舍的日益残破，桔井省这个穷乡僻壤的家长们都束手无策。 当地瓦塔摩科寺院的 Bhante Piseth 法师为了让孩子们有一个更加安全与舒适的学习环境，深感重建校舍是一件刻不容缓的事，于是毅然发起重建的计划。拟议中的校舍将是一座两层楼高的瓦盖建筑，内有十二间七米宽九米长的课室，可容纳学生四十名。
在此，我们谨代表学生与家长对您的慷慨捐助与支持致以万二分的谢意。若有任何疑问，欢迎您拨电询问。（Bro Victor Lim ，HP 9852-2492， Bro Soon Lee，HP8322-1047）
日期： 11/7/2015 星期六 （农历五月二十六日）
· 婴灵 / 无缘子女
Dana Citta Buddhist Society will be organising our annual Contemplation of Three Periods Dharma Function as follows:
Date: Saturday 11 July 2015 （农历五月二十六日）
Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm
This is a memorial service where a group of Sangha members will be invited to lead us in the recitation of the Amitabha Sutra, verses in praise of Amitabha Buddha, repentance session and aspiration-making to be born in Amitabha’s Pure Land, over each of the three periods of the day. At the end of the Dharma Function, the merits will be dedicated to all departed loved ones as well as wandering beings.
To help defray the cost of organising the Dharma Function, we seek the support of major sponsors who will contribute $300.00 each. With this sponsorship, we will be able to make the participation in this event more affordable for the general sponsors at $10.00 per memorial name. As a token of our appreciation of your support, each major sponsor can put up to two memorial tablets, each with one clan surname and six names of departed loved ones for the memorial service. Please approach any committee member for registration as due to space constraint, we can take up to a maximum of 15 major sponsors.
General sponsors can put up names for the memorial service at $10.00 per name per category as follows:
(a) Clan surnames
(b) Names of departed loved ones
(c) Karmic creditors
(d) Wandering beings
(e) Aborted babies
(f) Departed pets
As Dana Citta Buddhist Society is run solely by volunteers, we seek your understanding for all completed forms to be handed to us by latest 12 June 2015 to facilitate our preparation.
You may also contribute towards the offerings for the Triple Gem as well as meals for the Sangha members and devotees. Any amount is welcome and deeply appreciated.
We look forward to your participation and support for this event. May all beings be happy and be liberated from suffering.
To: All Participants of Water Land Liberation Dharma Function
Thank-you very much for your decision to take part in our Water Land Liberation Dharma Function from 23 Sep 2015 to 29 Sep 2015.
It is important that all participants prepare themselves spiritually for this grand Dharma Function. As such, we will be organising three sessions of Compassionate Samadhi Water Repentance (慈悲三昧水忏) Dharma Functions for all participants:
Dates: Sat 4 July 2015, Sat 8 Aug 2015 & Sat 12 Sep 2015
Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Venue: Dana Citta Buddhist Society
All are strongly encouraged to attend all three sessions. If you are not able to join any of the sessions, you may do so on your own at other Buddhist organisations having similar events.
At the same time, we also require all participants to recite on their own seven times of the Diamond Sutra (金刚经) and seven times of the Universal Door Chapter of the Lotus Sutra (普门品), to be completed before our departure for the Dharma event on 21 Sep 2015.
There will also be a trip briefing cum blessing service to be held at 5.00pm on 12 Sep 2015. We require all participants to attend this briefing so that we will have a smooth and successful Dharma Function.
If you have any queries on the above, please contact any of our committee members. Thank-you.
本会于23/9/2015 – 29/9/2015前往九华山启建水陆大法会，获得诸位善信的支持，发心参加，本会全体同仁在此深表谢意。
日期：4/7/2015 星期六，8/8/2015 星期六，12/9/2015 星期六