• Listening is good.

    In this time of COVID-19, I believe listening is the most important thing that you can do.On scrolling through an acquaintance Insta Story, could guess that she was upset and frustrated. I called her and talked about things, current scenario, the challenges, her reactions, etc etc.And she felt relieved and was bit calmer.I was glad that my listening could help someone be calm and bring joy.

  • My small little act of kindness

    Since now is the Covid-19 season, a lot of people have lost their job. I donated some money to old folks home, for their daily needs like food and water. I donated money to some organisations that give food and water to homeless people, and i also donated money for them to buy some masks and PPE suits. Thank you!

  • Longer Tables

    I am working with a small Church in the rural Philippines. We like to call our projects to build longer tables not higher walls. The latest project I funded was a roadside coin-operated car wash. It has an adjacent small store and living quarters. The business will be given (except the coins) to a poor family of four. The mother and father will run the store and sell roadside coffee and snacks and the two boys 10 and 14 will hustle to operate the handheld washing wands for those interested in a break. The coins will be used to maintain equipment and build some additional business. An early project bought…

  • recite sutra to tune

    I recited the Universal Door Chapter for 5 days in a row. I like its tune as recited at Deng Bi An which I found online.

  • Giving back to society

    My husband and I have been involved in Sunday School Dharma class for more 8 years. As years passed, we can see that the children in our Sunday School has grown up to become an individual with good values such as becoming a responsible person and fillial to their parents. We felt so honor to be involved to help on every Sunday to make a changes for a better world with a healthy new generation.

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    An act of kindness (aka connection, appreciation, sharing, …) comes from times of openness and weakened boundaries At such times all interactions are acts of kindness, appreciation, love. These times can only occur when there is no sense of rushing or urgency. Unusual in our society. I have recently put together a collection of mp3 vocal songs, and have shared this with 2 people. One told me that she would never take that collection from her car CD player. The other (a couple), who were reluctant to listen to or accept it, called to thank me for it – telling me they were surprised how profound an effect it had…

  • Write a treasure hunting game for youngsters

    Last weekend, we organized a small camp for a group of 40 young Buddhists who aged between 6 to 18. I used my software programming skills to create a simple online Treasure Hunting Game for them. The topic of the game is finding the 3 most valuable Treasures in the World. The games lasted for 3 hours. They went around a Buddhist Temple and searched for QR Code, answered questions about Buddhist Dharma, tried to overcome challenges of memorize the Sutra, Buddhist songs. There were 6 stations and at the last station, a team gave me the correct answer: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. I am very happy that my simple…

  • Great Compassion Mantra

    My Shih Fu taught me the Great Compassion Mantra. We began reciting it 108x every morning. We did it for years. I came and went. I felt a little ashamed that I couldn’t be there everyday and dropped the practice, or atleast it was sporadic. But I also was in awe of my Shih Fu for continuing to keep it going, not missing a day, for all these years, all those early mornings, all those winters! Well, Shih Fu is 83 years old now and told me he’s getting a little tired. He continues to recite the Shurangama Sutra atleast 7x every morning but upon my return, I discovered he…

  • Sharing Snacks with Soccer Camp Staff and Coaches

    Today is the last day of my younger son’s 3-week soccer camp. We brought six bags of snacks to share with the staff at the camp. We were delighted to see the smiles on their faces. Initially they were surprised but they responded with smiles and acceptance. We felt thankful for their hard work and wished them a good weekend.