1980, Ken and Visakha Kawasaki, already Buddhists, began working
in Indochinese refugee camps in Thailand and the Philippines.
They became familiar with many of the problems refugees face both
in the camps and in resettlement. They found few organizations
interested in the Buddhist activities which were often central
to the communities they were supporting. In some refugee camps,
the Buddhist temples received no outside support at all. After
two years, the Kawasakis accepted teaching positions in Japan,
where they had lived some years before. Every summer, however,
they returned to Thailand to visit the refugee camps. On these
trips, friends offered donations for the Buddhist monks, temples,
and refugee communities. Buddhist Relief Mission was born from
this small relief effort.
organization now supports isolated and remote Buddhist communities
around the world.
How you can help:
By volunteering to help, perhaps with secretarial work, teaching monks, or doing computer work. Contact BRM for details.
By discussing with Buddhist Relief Mission directors how your skills might be put to good use to support the Buddha Sasana.
If you are interested, please write to the Buddhist Relief Mission. By joining hands, Buddhists throughout the world can help a world awash in tears to be a better place for all.
By sending a donation.
All donations are tax-deductible under 501(c)3 of IRS.
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