The 19th day of the 2nd lunar month is widely celebrated by the Chinese Mahayana Buddhist community as the birthday of Guanshiyin Pusa.
In conjunction with this auspicious day, Dana Citta Buddhist Society will be commemorating the occasion with the recitation and prostration to the names of 1,000 Buddhas from the past era as follows:
Date: Saturday 15 March 2014 (二月十五日)
Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Those who would like to contribute towards the offerings as well as meals for the Sangha members and devotees may get in touch with any committee members. Any amount is welcome and deeply appreciated.
Looking forward to your participation in this joyous event.
PROJECT BODHI KUTI FOR SANGHA - 建精舍供僧宝
One of Dana Citta Buddhist Society’s first projects was the construction of a two-storey community library in 2007 within Wat Namlai Temple located in Thailand’s Buriram province. Since then, the library has been well-utilised by the 1,000 families spread across the six villages surrounding the temple.
The Abbot of Wat Namlai Temple, Venerable Ajahn Phon, has approached Dana Citta Buddhist Society for assistance to build six kutis in the forest situated 300 metres away from Wat Namlai Temple. Each proposed kuti is a small simple structure, measuring 3 metres by 3 metres, designed to house a forest monk. Furnished only with a basic toilet, the kuti will have no other facilities nor electricity supply as the monk typically spends his time on spiritual cultivation by reading the Tripitaka (Buddhist scriptures) and in meditation.
Owing to the flood-prone terrain in Buriram province, the kutis will be built 1.5 metres above the ground level. The floor and walls will be constructed using concrete for durability and as well as to keep dangerous insects such as scorpions and centipedes away.
The cost of constructing each kuti is S$3,000.00. Once again, we would like to appeal to your support and generosity to sponsor the construction of these kutis to aid the forest monks in their spiritual path. You may contribute as follows:
(1) Any amount is welcome as we would like to give everyone a chance to contribute towards this noble cause;
(2) You may sponsor one kuti and share the cost with your family members and friends. There is no limit on the number of sponsors that you may have for each kuti.
In both cases, you may contribute on behalf of family members and friends as well as in memory of departed loved ones. Please address your cheque to “Dana Citta Buddhist Society” and mail to us. Kindly write “Kuti Construction”, your name, address and contact number on the reverse side of the cheque.
May we take this opportunity to thank you for your generosity in all our past projects and we look forward to your continued support. May you and your family be blessed for your kindness and compassion.
Dana Citta Buddhist Society
日前Wat Namlai 寺庙住持 Ajahn Phon，计划在距离寺院300米的林间建造六所小型精舍。每所精舍面积 3 米乘 3米，里头除了净房，并无其他设施，也没有电力供应，只供僧人休息、习经和禅修。
您若发心，请把支票寄到以下地址，支票收款者是“Dana Citta Buddhist Society”，支票背面注明 “Kuti Construction”，您的姓名，地址及联络号码。