Date: 12/22/05 14:57:21
To: CASonline
Subject: [CASonline] CAS ( very holy !! ) Projects

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Calling all Friends / Sponsors ( past or new !! ) of
a) The holy Retreat Monks in Life-Long Retreat in the mountains of Dharamsala &
b) Our monks in Sera Je Trehor, Drepung Loseling Phara and Drikung Kagyu monks ( excluding those friends who are offering to CAS via Giro !! ) --
CAS is collecting your offerings to these modern-day Yogis / holy Sangha 
for 2006 --
Although your offerings for June 2005 to June 2006 has been gratefully received and offered to the holy Retreat Monks via Geshe Tenzin Choesang of Namgyal Monastery, a Teacher of HH the Dalai Lama's personal monastery, the beings @ CAS thought it best to re-align the period of collection of offering / sponsorship of our monks from 20XX June to 20XX June to 20XX January to 20XX January --
- People have more cash on-hand with bonuses etc at year end
- More time available to beings @ CAS at year-end
For Friends / Sponsors of Sera Je Trehor, Drepung Loseling Phara and Drikung Kagyu monks, your funds co-ordinators remain unchanged: respectively Geshe Lobsang Delek Himself / Geshe Choezed Dhakpa Samdup and Khenpo Rangdol --
The 6 months' overlap of funds will be kept with either the Retreat Master and / or the co-ordinators as "emergency funds" for any monks who may need them --
CAS website contains details of all of CAS's projects:
[ Look under "CAS Projects" ] 
About the Retreat Monks and monks in the monasteries
Retreat monks
We are sending you details of the Retreat Monks below, as sent to all friends in May 2005 --
Monks in the monasteries
For a very nice "cartoonized" idea of what life is like on Mondays in the great monasteries of Drepung, Sera and Drikung, click below:
[ Actually drawn by Friends of Drepung Gomang, another great neighbouring monastery with similar monks, similar lifestyles, similar outllok !! ] 
Technical Points to Note:
One-Time offerings and / or as a "Permanent" / "Long-Term" Sponsor, crossed checks should be sent to:
"Charitable Assistance Society" at
Blk 719, Jurong West Ave 5, #01-66, Singapore 640719
Please indicate clearly at the back of the check to which project your offering is meant for -- 
If you need a receipt, CAS will issue to you as a transit account but you will need to post to us your mailing address.  
Thanking all from our hearts on behalf of all the holy Sangha,
bb & other ( Dancing Figures ) @ CAS
-------Original Message-------
Date: 05/24/05 21:27:37
Subject: [CASonline] The Retreat Monks --
Dear Friends,
Due to the great number of enquiries with regard to CAS's "Top Delight" for Vesak Day-
offering to the holy Retreat Monks -
bb is forwarding to you replies sent to friends who have pledged their sponsorships to these "living Bodhisattvas" ....
Mainly as further detailed information for all --
"May all beings always be well, have peace and joy ...... !!"
"Om Ah Hung Benza Guru Pema Siddhi Hung............ !!"
bb at CAS
Dear Friend,
Thank you very much for pledging your support to the Retreat Monks -
How to send your offering
You may send your crossed check to the
"Charitable Assistance Society" at
Blk 719, Jurong West Ave 5, #01-66, Singapore 640719
Please indicate at the back of the check that it is for the "Retreat Monks" -
How your sponsorship works
Your sponsorship will be used to acquire mainly food / medical supplies or any other required items - 
We will send the check to one of the Teacher's [ Ven Tenzin Choesang (A) ] from Namgyal Monastery - 
HH the Dalai Lama's personal monastery in Dharamsala -  
Ven Choesang will send acknowledgement letter stating name / amount offered and date received to you via CAS -
CAS will send receipt to you upon receiving your offering [ please include return address with your check !! ] -
Ven Choesang will liase with the Retreat Master to send food or medical supplies regularly up the mountains high up behind the main tibetan settelment with help of indian porters as there are no roads up the mountains - 
In fact, tigers or leopards are not infrequent visitors to the retreat monks especially at night during winter !!   
I am attaching some photos for you through a few emails as the files are huge* -
* to the large files, bb will not sending here via CASonline.....
interested friends please email bb at CAS and you receive them via a few emails
Please choose one [ or even both !! ] of the ways you will want to sponsor:
On a "permanent" basis [ as long as you are able to !! ]:
By "adopting" one or more Retreat Monks for
S$30/- per month .... totaling to S$360/- a year -
On a "one-time" basis [ whenever you are able to !! ]:
Any amount will be helpful -
The holy monks
As they are in virtual isolation from everyone else - connected only via their infinite wishes and blessings to our world !! - hardly anyone is aware of their needs or even of their presence !!
Your offering is extremely valuable to these 17 Retreat Monks who have committed to stay in retreat till Enlightenment...... amidst highly inaccessible terrain, requirement of the most basic dietary support [ plain rice as main course ] -
It is extremely meritorious and a deep honour to be of assistance no matter the amount to be connected to these serious and sincere practitioners -
CAS will want to thank you with all our hearts for your support --
Holy, Mother Tara bless ...........
"Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha ...... !!"
bb at CAS