Tipitaka Network Bulletin Board (Beta)
Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007
FW: Save our Monastery Now Is the Time
by Paul Cooney (paulocuana(a)yahoo.com) [USA:IP logged]
> >From: Bhikkhuni Sobhana
> >To: Bhikkhuni Sobhana
> >Subject: Save our Monastery Now Is the Time
> >Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 10:36:24 -0400
> >Dear friends,
> >I apologize for the mass mailing.
> >Help! The Bhavana Society Buddhist monastery and
> retreat center is
> >threatened by a gigantic power-line. We need many
> petitions, and soon.
> >As now planned, it will destroy several meditation
> huts and ruin the
> >atmosphere for contemplation on the men's side of
> our property. The
> >natural beauty and wilderness atmosphere of our
> entire monastery will be
> >We are asking the Allegheny Power Company to
> re-route the line over the
> >center of a nearby auto junk-yard, whose owner is
> willing to sell. Such a
> >re-routing will not be difficult for the power
> company, just a little more
> >expensive for them to buy the junk cars and
> remediate any toxic spills on
> >the land. The power-line was routed over our
> property because it appeared
> >on the aerial photos to be just empty forest, while
> the junk-yard looked
> >like a going concern.
> >It is just a matter of getting their attention, and
> making them believe
> >that the Bhavana Society is an important cultural
> resource and religious
> >place. Since they are authorized by Federal law to
> condemn and take our
> >land, we are also appealing to politicians from the
> local up to national
> >You can sign our petition by clicking here, but it
> is not necessary to make
> >any financial contribution on the ipetitions.com
> >If you want to read our statement on it, go to our
> >Please forward this email to all your friends.
> Thank you.
> >May the Blessings of the Triple Gem protect us all.
> >Ayya Sobhana Bhikkhuni
> >(formerly Molly Bock Jones)
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