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  • Kyonin
    Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
    • Oct 2010
    • 6742

    Metta and help for Philippines

    Dear Treeleaf community

    If you haven't seen the news, Philippines is in bad shape due to the monsoon and flood. Two million people are losing their homes, have no food or clean water.

    Philippines government is asking for international help.

    I'm sure in each of our countries there will be some sort of international non profit aid fund or maybe International Red Cross.

    Please lets help them however we can.

    Photos: http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2...manila/100349/

    Article: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default...0-8-2012_pg4_3

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    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍
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    #2
    Thank you Kyonin for sharing this. I did not hear about this, but I will do much metta for all who are suffering and hope they can be safe back in their homes together.

    Gassho
    Michael

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    • Nengyo
      Member
      • May 2012
      • 668

      #3
      I will also do metta tonight for the suffering and I will check to see if I can find a good charity. The red cross is usually good with this stuff.
      If I'm already enlightened why the hell is this so hard?

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      • Seimyo
        Member
        • Jan 2012
        • 861

        #4
        Thank you for letting us know about this. I haven't heard a thing about this on any Western media. Very sad. Metta to all those suffering tonight.

        Gassho,
        Chris

        明 Seimyō (Christhatischris)

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        • Dosho
          Member
          • Jun 2008
          • 5784

          #5
          Same here, although to be fair I have been avoiding the news because of the Olympics...much metta to all those suffering or ill in health.

          Gassho,
          Dosho

          Originally posted by christhatischris
          Thank you for letting us know about this. I haven't heard a thing about this on any Western media. Very sad. Metta to all those suffering tonight.

          Gassho,
          Chris

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          • Jundo
            Treeleaf Founder and Priest
            • Apr 2006
            • 39459

            #6
            Thank you for this.

            I might suggest donations to some of the reputable and responsible "A rated" international aid societies who are always on the scene at times like this. Here is one example ...





            Gassho, Jundo
            Last edited by Jundo; 08-10-2012, 03:15 AM.
            ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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            • Shohei
              Member
              • Oct 2007
              • 2854

              #7
              Much metta those now suffering.

              Gassho
              Shohei

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              • Ekai
                Member
                • Feb 2011
                • 664

                #8
                Metta for those suffering in the Phillipines, especially for the elderly and children experiencing this tragedy.

                Gassho,
                Ekai

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                • Dosho
                  Member
                  • Jun 2008
                  • 5784

                  #9
                  I have looked for coverage of this disaster in the press...not much doing. It's there, but you have to dig past all the "Is Brangelina getting married this weekend?" kind of sutff first. And then very casual references to how many have died and how many are suffering. One line mentioning that even worse weather is on the horizon. Have we become this complacent about suffering and so enamored of wealth? Yikes!

                  Gassho,
                  Dosho

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                  • Kyonin
                    Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
                    • Oct 2010
                    • 6742

                    #10
                    Yes, Dosho.

                    We always give more relevance to crap news than to humanitarian emergencies.

                    You have to skim a lot of irrelevancies to get to the things that matters.

                    What makes feel terrible is how on earth media oversees human needs in order to sell ads.

                    Beautiful Twilight movies actors = sales.

                    Suffering Philippine people = inconvenient reality.

                    Sad, but true.



                    Originally posted by Dosho
                    I have looked for coverage of this disaster in the press...not much doing. It's there, but you have to dig past all the "Is Brangelina getting married this weekend?" kind of sutff first. And then very casual references to how many have died and how many are suffering. One line mentioning that even worse weather is on the horizon. Have we become this complacent about suffering and so enamored of wealth? Yikes!

                    Gassho,
                    Dosho
                    Hondō Kyōnin
                    奔道 協忍

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                    • Koshin
                      Member
                      • Feb 2012
                      • 938

                      #11
                      Very sad indeed.... how limited and selfish is our society ....much Metta for people suffering, hoping that they can soon get ahead of this tough situation

                      Gassho
                      Thank you for your practice

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                      • pinoybuddhist
                        Member
                        • Jun 2010
                        • 462

                        #12
                        Kyonin thank you for starting this thread, and thank you everyone for your offerings of metta. I am fortunate enough to live in a place protected somewhat from typhoons - sadly, that's not the case for my countrymen up north.

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                        • pinoybuddhist
                          Member
                          • Jun 2010
                          • 462

                          #13
                          Good point Jundo. Might I also suggest the Philippine Red Cross http://www.redcross.org.ph/donate and the International Committee of the Red Cross? http://www.icrc.org/eng/index.jsp
                          Originally posted by Jundo
                          Thank you for this.

                          I might suggest donations to some of the reputable and responsible "A rated" international aid societies who are always on the scene at times like this. Here is one example ...





                          Gassho, Jundo
                          Last edited by pinoybuddhist; 08-13-2012, 02:45 AM.

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                          • Kyonin
                            Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
                            • Oct 2010
                            • 6742

                            #14
                            Originally posted by pinoybuddhist
                            Kyonin thank you for starting this thread, and thank you everyone for your offerings of metta. I am fortunate enough to live in a place protected somewhat from typhoons - sadly, that's not the case for my countrymen up north.
                            Much metta to you and your beautiful country. Hope everything goes back to normal soon.
                            Hondō Kyōnin
                            奔道 協忍

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