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Support Buddhist Projects – Donate / Volunteer

The vision of Lotus Happiness is to make Buddhism in the millenium more engaging, innovative and fun for the next generation while anchoring upon the essence of Buddhism as expounded in the Lotus Sutra. To make this possible, Lotus Happiness needs your support. Be it financial donation or volunteering of your expertise, your spirit of generosity and kindness go a long way to collectively make this dream a reality.

Here are some of the projects for the propagation of Buddhism:

 

Project #1 – Upcoming Second Book 

I am currently in the midst of completing my second book, “Mindfulness of Buddhahood in Life.” This book is the crystallization of my understanding of the Lotus Sutra – its deeper meaning, connection with early Buddhism as well as applications of Buddhist concepts in daily life.

In the meantime, I am also looking for a volunteer editor who is willing to do copyediting.

Estimated cost: USD 1000-1500

How you can help:

  • Buy the Lotus Sutra: Paperback / PDF 
  • Donate to support this initiative.
  • Volunteer your expertise in editing, book formatting, book cover design, publishing, marketing. Please contact Minerva via Contact Form below.

 

Project #2 – Phone Applications that Integrates the Lotus Sutra 

Some of the features to be included in the app are:

  • integration of the Lotus Sutra for online/offline reading
  • share quotes to social media,
  • timer for meditation, chanting,
  • gratitude journal log,
  • communities group.

Estimated cost: USD 1000-1500

How you can help:

  • Buy the Lotus Sutra: Paperback / PDF 
  • Donate to support this initiative.
  • Volunteer your expertise in app design, development, and publishing for iphone and Android. Please contact Minerva via Contact Form below.

 

Project #3 – Children Books 

Children are our future. The education of Buddha’s teachings begin at home since young. With proper guidance, children will grow up to be outstanding adults who are equipped with Buddhist knowledge as well as sound values and fine characters to lead a fulfilling life.

Currently, there is a lack of high-quality books and animations for children to learn about Buddha Dharma. This initiative is an effort to fill this gap.

Lotus Happiness wishes to engage external publishers to publish children books, songs, and animations. With the availability of these learning materials, parents are more empowered to teach and guide their children in the learning of Dharma.

I have the intention of establishing a publishing house that focuses on Buddhist books publishing for adults and children. Please donate to support.

Estimated cost: USD 2500-3500

How you can help:

  • Buy the Lotus Sutra: Paperback / PDF 
  • Donate to support this initiative.
  • Volunteer your expertise in children illustration, book design, ebook publishing, event marketing. Please contact Minerva via Contact Form below.

 

Project #4 – Printing of the Hardcover Lotus Sutra (Simplified Chinese + English for Collection Edition)

The Lotus Sutra itself is an object of worship. There is no need to create another mandala, or submit an application to receive mandala in the name of lineage transmission, for the purpose of worship and veneration to the Triple Gem. The copy of the Lotus Sutra encapsulates the entire life and spirit of the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. As such, so long as you own a copy of the Lotus Sutra in any languages, you have already received the Object of Worship. The Lotus Sutra itself is the direct lineage and transmission from Shakyamuni Buddha himself.

The Lotus Sutra quote 21: 1.8 has shown that “in any place where a copy of the sutra is kept…a pagoda should be built to make offerings to it…These places are the sanctuaries of enlightenment..”

Hence, Lotus Happiness wishes to print copies of the hardcover (not paperback) of Lotus Sutra in simplified Chinese and English together for Buddhist practitioners who prefer to read and study the Lotus Sutra in the bilingual of English and Mandarin. The printing of sutras will immeasurably benefit people who are delighted to read the Lotus Sutra in Chinese and English.

Estimated cost: USD 2000 – 2500

How you can help:

  • Buy the Lotus Sutra: Paperback / PDF 
  • Donate to support this initiative.
  • Volunteer your expertise in editing, book formatting, Chinese character formatting, ebook-publishing. Please contact Minerva via Contact Form below.

Project #5 – Music Production 

Nowadays, Buddhists usually give offerings in the form of lotus flowers, burnt incense, lamp, fruit etc, but few people know that songs and music are an excellent form of offering to the Buddha and Dharma.

Beautiful and soothing songs and music are a balm to the heart of humanity. The advantage of having songs and music as offering is that there is no physical objects involved, which reduce the potential for wastage resulting in environmental pollution.

Lotus Happiness wishes to engage music production firms to produce wonderful music for the enjoyment of all Buddhists. Intoning of the title of Lotus Sutra is simple, effective and beneficial for people who wish to experience Joy of the Law and transform their lives through the accumulation of merits. Hence, the first music production will be the melodious singing of title of the Lotus Sutra in both Chinese and Sanskrit, namely Nam Wu Miao Fa Lian Hua Jing, Namu Saddharma Pundarika Sutra.

Subsequently, we also wish to produce songs and music to sing chapters’ excerpts of the Lotus Sutra as a form of worship and offering to the Triple Gems (Buddha, Dharma & Sangha)

Estimated cost: USD 3000 – 5000

How you can help:

  • Buy the Lotus Sutra: Paperback / PDF 
  • Donate to support this initiative.
  • Volunteer your expertise in singing, composing of music, music production, distribution, and promotion. Please contact Minerva via Contact Form below.

Project #6 – Children Animation 

Children animations that depict the stories in the Lotus Sutra are very limited. Most animations available online in Youtube are in Chinese rather than English. I hope to collaborate with existing animation studio to create Children animations narrated in English.

This is a big project that needs a team of people with expertise to get things done. For the time being, it is not the top priority. However, I will want to make this happen in the future.

Estimated cost: USD 8000 – 15000

How you can help:

  • Buy the Lotus Sutra: Paperback / PDF 
  • Donate to support this initiative.
  • Volunteer your expertise in digital animation and illustration and video publishing. Please contact Minerva via Contact Form below.

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Contact Minerva Lee for the Volunteering Opportunities 

I am currently residing in Singapore. If you wish to connect with me to discuss about the projects above, I am happy to hear from you.

 

 


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