Going Global, Acting Local
by Kooi Fong Lim, the Buddhist Channel, December 6, 2006
Dear friends in the Dharma,
We are often asked by our loyal readers on how we are doing. All we can say that for now we are doing pretty well. In fact we feel most grateful and are truly blessed to have been able to provide this humble service to serve you all, Buddhists and the “spiritually inclined” from the world over.
Since the launch of the
upgrade in August this year, many of you have kindly supported the Buddhist
Channel (BC) through donations, or have given us a lift in kind by using the
materials posted on the site and “doing something with it”.
Others see the BC in different light but their proposition to use its
content for a specific purpose can be enlightening. Take for instance
Venerable Song-hue from Seoul, South Korea. He runs a “Shelter”, which is
basically a meditation center that offers study of Buddhist sutras and
Dharma teachings for local college students and foreign expatriates. In the
long run, he aims to turn his “shelter” into one-stop center for needy teens
who wish to take up judo, meditation and practical studies such as computer
lessons and English.