It has already been a month since arriving in Sri Lanka. It is a lot harder to maintain the commitment than I initially thought. The Eight-Form Moving Meditation has become my sole daily exercise and the game of counting stars in the sky has also become my exclusive interest. I always fall asleep in the midst of insect sounds to be waken up by singing birds. I really want to say with the rising sun, "Good Morning! Sri Lanka."
Dharma Drum Mountain's relief team successfully completed their six-day humanitarian operation in offering aid to quake-affected victims in Peru, with up to 1,600 households (more than 5,000 victims) receiving both material and spiritual benefits.
Five Construction workers, including one Thai and a Ghanaian national, died in a construction disaster in Linkou, Taipei County, on 17 December 2006.
On 26 December 2006, the day of the second anniversary of the South Asian tsunami, a powerful earthquake wiped out the Henchung Peninsula, causing severe devastation to Pintung County, Henchun Township, which is more than a hundred years old.
On 10 December 2006, Dharma Drum Social Welfare and Charity Foundation hosted the 2006 Winter Philanthropic Relief at Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education in Jinshan Township, Taipei County.
On 29 November 2006, Dharma Drum Mountain's medical relief team headed for the fifth time to Sri Lanka to unfold its twelve-day medical service at tsunami affected areas.
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