About Palm Beach Mahabodhi

Palm Beach Mahabodhi is the offical website of Palm Beach Mahabodhi Compassionate Charity, a Buddhist nonprofit organization incoporated in Palm Beach County, Florida, in 2007 and officially recognized under section 501(c) (3) on July 18, 2008, by the Department of the Treasury of the Internal Revenue Service.  

It aims to promote compassionate and harmonious living through Buddhist Meditation and other meditative cultivations.  It fosters the vision of establishing an abode where everyone can find a path to Mahabodhi or great Enlightenment.  With the provided information, Palm Beach Mahabodhi is intended to inform the public, including supporters and friends, about the activities of the organization in the past, as well as those in the present and future.

At this initial stage, Palm Beach Mahabodhi is seeking for its more permanent home. As always, Buddhist meditative cultivations are conducted by the organization in oder to promote compassion.  Everyone is welcomed to participate.  Essential guidelines and relevant information will be posted on this official website so that everyone will be at liberty to investigate a path for meditative cultivation suitable to individual needs.  As in the Buddhist tradition, supportive contributions to the organization are completely voluntary and in accordance to the capability of the participants.

Also, according to its capability, the organization continues to carry out the usual Buddhist charitable activities of selflessly supporting others.  Providing temporary relief to the needy and offering education to the young students in the remote villages worldwide are within our considerations.  At this point in time, offering support in order to educate the young students in remote villages located around Mahabodhi Temple is our primary concern.  Mahabodhi Temple, in Bodh Gaya, India, is the the seat where the Buddha had attained enlightenment in the past.  Now, after centuries of being neglected, the worth of Buddhist cultivations is again recognized and promoted in the region.  Though being limited, various efforts have been launched to improve Buddhist undertanding there.  The conditions are favorable for our organization to do what we can in order to help the local villagers to appreciate the worth of Buddhism.  Compassionate support and hamonious living are our contributions.  We envision that the young students, whom we help to learn, will be able to improve their lives and also the lives of others in their villages.  In the future, we hope that our support will be extended to other regions.