Crowd Funding to Preserve Bhante Dhammika's
40 years of work for future posterity!

Targeted Funding Amount: US$ 4,500 (MYR 18,450)
Funding Duration: 14th - 25th January, 2020
Total donations to date: US$ 4,734; MYR 7,524.62

Bhante Shravasti Dhammika is a Australian born monk who has dedicated his life to teaching and studying Buddhism for the past 40 years. Born in Australia in 1951 into a Christian family and converted to Buddhism at the age of 18, Bhante Dhammika went to Thailand in 1973 with the intention of becoming a monk and from there to Laos, Burma and finally to India.

For the next three years, he traveled around India learning yoga and meditation and finally ordained under Venerable Matiwella Sangharatna, the last disciple of Anagarika Dharmapala. In 1976 he went to Sri Lanka where he studied Pali at Sri Lanka Vidyalaya and later became one of the co-founders of the Nilambe Meditation Centre and one of its teachers. He has spent most of his time in Sri Lanka and Singapore.

He currently resides in Australia where he is cherishing his time in solitude. During this time, he intends to commit to research and publication of new materials, one major work being the life of the Buddha as described in the Tipitaka.

For the last 40 years, Bhante Dhammika had written over 25 books and scores of articles on Buddhism and related subjects. His most popular books are "Middle Land, Middle Way" and "Good Questions, Good Answers".

As Bhante Dhammika is coming to 69 years old in 2020, he wishes to have his work preserved in posterity for the good of this and future generation of Buddhists. The Buddhist Channel has taken up his wish and will now invest to make it a reality.

The project requires upgrading and converting existing web based content into appbooks (Epub3) and database (MySQL).

Total project costs is US$ 4,500. The project will involve the development of 1 eBookshop and 2 Apps, as follows:

DELIVERABLES FOR PROPOSED PROJECT (AND DEVELOPMENT BUDGET)

  • US$ 1,500

    E-Bookstore


    E-Book store containing ebooks authored by Bhante Dhammika to be read on Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Android Playbooks etc. All eBooks will be distributed for free. Titles include bestsellers such as "Middle Land, Middle Way" and "Good Questions, Good Answers".

    If response to the eBookstore is good, we will add in all the FREE Buddhist titles ever published.
  • US$ 800

    App #1 (Apple and Android): Daily Readings from the Buddhist Scriptures


    This app dispenses Daily Readings (one quote/verse/short article per day for 365 days) based on the Buddha's Words)
  • US$ 2,200

    App #2 (Apple and Android): Guide to Buddhism A To Z


    This App highlights Buddhist perspective on various contemporary issues and subjects pertaining to daily problems and challenges. Information is searcheable by alphabetical order or by topics. Users can submit their questions and a panel of experts / learned monks will provide answers which will then be added to the database.
  • PLEASE JOIN US AND PARTAKE IN THIS DHAMMA DANA
    We invite you to partake in this meritorious deeds by supporting this crowdfunding initiative. We happily accept any donated amount.

    All donors will have their names published inside the books/essays/apps for as long as the materials are hosted on the cloud. Donors may also make transference of merits to their departed ones which we will publish on the inside flap of the back cover.

    Donation via Paypal (US$)

    Donation in Malaysian Ringgit

    Please make payment to:

    Bodhi Vision
    Bank: RHB Bank
    Account No: 21220000044661

    If you wish to contact us, please write to: editor@buddhistchannel.tv

List of Donors as at 21 January 2020

US$ 4,734; MYR 7,524.62

  • US$
  • Oo Swee Khoon - US$ 50
  • Teo Puay Kim - US$ 100
  • Goh Sue San - US$ 50
  • Serene Ho - US$ 25
  • Michael D Rickicki - US$ 30
  • Lin Sh Liang - US$ 10
  • Siu Zhuo Bin - US$ 10
  • Wong Heng - US$ 100
  • Koh Bau Shan - US$ 2
  • Dr. Marietta Mautner Markhof - US$ 50
  • Wilfried Linse - US$ 20
  • Jo Sheng - US$ 10
  • Fong Chin Yeng - US$ 300
  • Dentists @ Wintrop - US$ 50
  • Kuang Shan Hoo - US$ 50
  • Pappampalayam Arasu - US$100.00
  • David N. Snyder on behalf of Dhamma Wheel - US$400.00
  • Tan Philip - US$100.00
  • Yap Yee Kuan - US$50.00
  • FnH - US$20.00
  • Laydiyanto Karsa - US$100.00
  • Lim Detong - US$ 100
  • Lim Meng Yew - US$200
  • Tan Chek Yin - US$100
  • Tan Seng Siong - US$100
  • Piyah Phongprapatana - US$100
  • Phan Kim Huat - US$50
  • Suan Foo Jong- US$100
  • Sheng Francia - US$50
  • Ng Kok Wai Justin - US$80
  • Centrepiece Furnishing - US$80
  • Ng Kok Wai Justin - US$78
  • Udantha Abeyratne - US$100
  • Hasala Perera - US$19
  • Yap Chin Soon - US$150.00
  • Ng Ryan - US$200.00
  • Ng Ryan - US$200.00
  • Low Kenneth - US$200.00
  • Sin Albert - US$100.00
  • Guat Yen Koh - US$100.00
  • Guat Yen Koh - US$100.00
  • Richmond Tan - US$450.00
  • MYR
  • Oh Teik Bin - MYR 200
  • Chai Wen Chii - MYR 200
  • Lee Yu Ban - MYR 200
  • Katherine Hou - RM 60
  • Lok Ho Hwa - RM 200
  • Quah Poh Lean - RM 300
  • Wong Chui Yin - RM 100
  • Madam Choong Seoh Eng - RM 1,000
  • Oh Siew Cheng & Family - MYR 100
  • Ng Vi Vien - MYR 100
  • Tan Chooi Woon - MYR 200
  • Tan Siew Hong & Teoh Ci Xin - MYR 300
  • Ang Siew Mun - MYR 200
  • Lim Vuanghao - MYR 100
  • Lim Chin Kah - MYR 100
  • Lim Eu Jin - MYR 100
  • Lim Boon Yow & Chan Sau Keng - MYR 100
  • Lim Kooi Yong and Lim Kooi Yean - MYR 100
  • Melinda Tang Sow Kin - MYR 100
  • Rahula Thor - MYR 200
  • Lee Siew Thong - MYR 100
  • Gan Ba Li - MYR 150
  • Woon Lai Shan - MYR 100
  • Mr & Mrs Oh Kim Leng - MYR 500
  • Anonymous - MYR 200
  • Yap Giin Pin / Ryan Ng Swee K - MYR 814.62
  • Chung Soo Hoon - MYR 50
  • Lim Kai Kok - MYR 150
  • Ooi Hooi Leng - MYR 200
  • Ang Soon Lee - MYR 200
  • In memory of Madam Lem Hong Eng - MYR 1,000
  • Lau Fook - MYR 20
  • Wong Sau Kin - MYR 20
  • Lau Yee Hung - MYR 60
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