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    Good Work Spring 2011 Paid Member

    A Spinal Injury SanghaIn August of 2000, Kanak Mani Dixit, an editor and publisher from Kathmandu, Nepal, set out on a trek around the Annapurna Circuit trail, several hours north of his home. After he failed to return to Kathmandu a few days later, his brother went out in search of Dixit and eventually discovered him stranded on a cliffside below the trail. Dixit had slipped from the path during his trek and suffered damage to his spinal cord in the fall. More »
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    Good Work, Winter 2010 Paid Member

    A Walk to RememberOn April 16, 2007, Jeana Moore’s granddaughter, Jada Bascom, was born with acute myeloid leukemia. Today she is alive and thriving, thanks to a bone marrow transplant and a community of loving medical providers. As an expression of gratitude to all those who helped her granddaughter, Moore decided to walk from Seattle to Los Angeles to New York, enrolling people in the National Marrow Donor Program’s “Be The Match Registry” along the way. During her journey Moore has reconnected with many dharma friends from her days as a Zen student in Los Angeles and New York. “My walk is a practice,” she says, “walking into notknowing everyday.” At the time of publication, Moore was crossing the Appalachian Mountains en route to Washington, DC. More »
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    Charities Fall 2010 Paid Member

    Despite some of the best animal protection laws in the world and a renowned heritage of reverence for life, modern India is a country where millions of animals suffer severe neglect or abuse. Help Animals India (HAI) is an all-volunteer USA nonprofit charity dedicated to supporting efficient and effective animal protection organizations in India. HAI’s principal beneficiary is the Visakha Society for Protection and Care of Animals (VSPCA) in Visakhapatnam, state of Andhra Pradesh, India. An extraordinary effort by a dedicated team, VSPCA cares for thousands of animals including birds, monkeys, ducks, dogs, cats, horses, as well as 620 cows, bulls, and buffalo.TO HELP: www.helpanimalsindia.org More »
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    Charities Summer 2010 Paid Member

    In May 2006, Buddha Jyoti Himalayan Youth Club Nepal (BJHYC) started its latest social service project, Maitri Griha, or “House of Friendship,” a home for mentally disabled children in Kathmandu, Nepal. Perceiving a lack of care for this vulnerable group, BJHYC rented a house and began counseling families struggling to raise mentally handicapped children. Eventually, BJHYC invited some of the children who were living in the most challenging conditions into the center, providing them with food, shelter, and care. More »