Dharma School’s Animal Shelter Donation Program
While the temple provides the venue and the opportunity to listen to the Dharma and to study the Buddha’s teachings through Dharma services, seminars, workshops, special observances and special events, it also aims to provide assistance for the welfare of the community beyond the circle of the Sangha. As the central focus of the community, the temple and its ministers and members have a responsibility to society at large.
To that end, the temple supports the Dharma School’s Animal Shelter Donation program: The Dharma School collects used towels and blankets to donate to animal shelters. Leave your donations near the Dharma students’ poster near the stage in the Social Hall.
The Dharma School collection is part of their study of The Golden Chain.
The Golden Chain
I am a link in Amida’s golden chain of love that stretches around the world.
I will keep my link bright and strong.
May I be kind and gentle to every living thing and protect all who are weaker than myself.
May I think pure and beautiful thoughts, say pure and beautiful words, and do pure and beautiful deeds.
May every link in Amida’s golden chain of love be bright and strong, and may we all attain perfect peace.
Our Dharma School students are focusing on “I will be kind and gentle to every living thing.”
We hope you will participate and help the Dharma school students raise awareness of the world around them.