Seeking but not finding the house builder, I traveled through the round of countless births. Oh, painful is birth ever and again! House builder, you have now been seen. You shall not build the house again. Your rafters have been broken down; your ridge-pole is demolished too. My mind has now attained the unformed nirvana and reached the end of every kind of craving. (Dh. 153-54.)

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“Tree Adoption” for a greener Saṅgha Park Project

Trees planted (as of 14 Nov 2017): 430

1. big Luohan Trees4)

RM5,000 / plant

FULL

2. LuoHan Trees55)

RM2,000 / Plant

FULL

3. Cempaka Trees25)

RM2,000  / plant

FULL

4. Iron Wood Trees / Caesalpinia Ferrea48

RM2,000  / plant

or200 x 10 shares

18 pledged

(as of 14 Nov 2017)

5. Diospyros Buxifolia / Arang / Kalimantan / (Curry leaf) Trees (16) 

RM500 / plant

1 pledged

Diospyros buxifolia is a tree in the Ebenaceae family. It grows up to 30 metres (100 ft) tall. Inflorescences bear up to five flowers. The fruits are ellipsoid, up to 1.6 cm (1 in) long. The specific epithet buxifolia is from the Latin, referring to the leaves' resemblance to those of the genus Buxus. Habitat is forests from sea-level to 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) altitude.D. buxifolia is found widely from India to Indochina and in Malesia as far as New Guinea.

6. Syzgium Polyanthum / Daun Salam  (132)

RM500 / plant

Syzygium polyanthum [Malay - Serai kayu, Daun kelat, Kelat samak, Kelat putih, Kelat merah, Samak, Serah, Daun salam, Daun salam manting, Mantang, Ubah laut, Pokok palong, Jambu hutan], Indian bayleaf (generally referred with the same common name but the species in India is, Cinnamomum tejpata), Indonesian bayleaf, Salam blad. Native of Indo-China (Myanmar, Thailand), Malesia (Brunei, Indonesia - Java, Kalimantan, Sumatra; Malaysia). Plant can reach up to 30 m. Elsewhere the plant is cultivated. The flowers are pink and somewhat fragrant while the fruits are round; red at first, later brown. The seeds are small and brown. The dried brown leaves are aromatic and somewhat sour; used as a spice in most areas where the plant are native. The main phytochemicals in this plant are - eugenol, citral and methylchavicol. In folk medicine the bark and other plant parts in combination is used to prepare decoction and poultices to relieve diarrhea and pruritis respectively. S. polyanthum is making its appearance in urban landscaping.

7. Eugenia Trees (50)

RM500 / plant

8. Christmas Trees (44)

RM500 / plant

20 pledged

(as of 14 Nov 2017)

 

Have you considered adopting a tree at a monastery?

The design philosophy behind the Brahmavihara Monastery and Retreat Centre is to embody: Green living, Sustainability and Tranquility. 

To make a peaceful and tranquil environment for monastics, we will develop the area into a vibrant green environment. A key step is to plant generous amount of trees in the area!

We welcome all to join this Tree Adoption project, for the environment, for the sangha's living space and for the sangha of future generation!

 

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