[Malaysia] Sansanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary (SBS) Kathina trip

Project Summary: This is an annual pilgrimage which FFM organises in celebration and to rejoice the completion of the Rains retreat by the Sangha at Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary (SBS). Period: The Kathina celebration is typically held in late October, at the end of Vassa, the three-month rainy season retreat. Project…

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[Thailand] Udon Thai, Kalasin, Maha Sarakhem

Udon Thani – Wat Pa Sathatawai (Abbot Ven Acariya Boonmee Thammarato) Venerable Acariya Boonmee Thammarato, Chief Abbot, Wat Pa Sathatawai (Wat Tham Tao) Nongwuasor, Udorn thani Province. He is himself one of the outstanding and distinguished figure in contemporary Thai Buddhism. He is a forest monk of renown in Thailand…

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[Sri Lanka] SRI LANKA PILGRIMAGE 2014

After a 3 year hiatus, FFM returned to Sri Lanka as 51 members which included 4 families and 8 youngsters departed for a 10-day pilgrimage in June 2014 . Accompanied by spiritual teachers, Venerable P. Gnanarama (fondly addressed as Bhante G), Principal of the Pali and Buddhist College in Singapore,…

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[Sri Lanka] Purvarama Temple Projects

During the June 2014 Pilgrimage to Sri Lanka, a few projects were identified to improve its existing facilities. Work on the projects which began the Q3 2014 reported good progress. Construction of 3 toilet cubicles behind the Dhamma Hall and installation of 2 ceiling fans and 6 wall fans have…

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[Bhutan] Nuns Healthcare Fund

Project Summary: The Nuns Healthcare Fund was established to enable nuns to seek necessary medical treatment. Period: since May 2013 Project Description: FFM volunteers learnt on their visit to remote nunneries that many nuns could not afford to seek medical treatment for their various illnesses and pains. The Healthcare Fund…

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[Bhutan] Shedrup Choling Nunnery Construction

Project Summary: The construction of a nuns living quarters for the nuns at Upper Chothpo Goenpa nunnery. Period: January 2014 to current (near completion) Project Description: Shedrup Choling nunnery is located in Southern Bhutan. The nearest town is Gelephu which is 11 hours drive from Thimphu, capital of Bhutan. The…

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