Another social support temples give is that they
provide a place for elderly people to spend their old age in a temple, living
with monks and nuns, pracitising meditation, doing their chantings. Most of the
elderly people do not recieve support from social welfare, so they depend on
their families. In former times elderly people could stay with their families
and were taken care of by the younger generations respectfully. Nowadays the younger people tend to move to big
There are still many poor people in Thailand who cannot afford to buy a coffin for their dead relatives and people die who have no relatives.'Vimokkha Social Projects' intend to offer coffins to those who need them. You could help with your donation.
Another project is the nuns community. Although
most of the strict forest-tradition temples in
To support these projects any donation is welcome.
Ven. Ajhan Sanong of Wat Sanghathan
is planning to build a small hospital (see picture) and a school for small children. This should help people of
Another social project of
the Ven. Ajhan Sanong Katapunyo is the protection of the
Thai forests (see: Keep the forests)
If you want to support these projects please contact:
Wat Phra Baht
The Buddhist temple that cares for full-blown AIDS patients
Dr Alongkot Dikkapanyo a monk is helping AIDS
infected people in the last state of their illness. Meanwhile there are 10.000
patients for whom Luang Phor Dikkapanyo and his helpers do take care. Your help will be very much appreciated.
Please send donations to the Account of Wat Phra Baht
AIDS temple in Thailand
MAY ALL BEINGS BE HAPPY!