Dear Dharma Friends,
Re: Plant a Tree, Save the Earth
We are writing this letter to seek your helping hands to plant 100 flowering trees in the western slope on our monastery. The reason for this project is that the maple trees on the slope have reached their maturity and their center branches are withering. We will hire a landscaper to remove the trees and clear away the tree stumps. We will plant Chinese plum trees, cherry trees, jujube trees, persimmon trees, peach trees, apple trees, apricot trees, plum trees, Asian pears, and gingko trees.
We sincerely invite you to plant a tree for your parents, your family members, or for yourself. It is a gift to the earth, marking our good wishes and our gratitude for her supporting us. Near each tree, a memorial plate will recognize the donors’ names. We wish that you and your loved ones will grow together with the trees.
The cost for each tree (including delivering, removal of the withering maple trees, clearing the tree stumps, planting the new tree, and a memorial plate) is US$250. On our world Peace Day, June 15, 2013, we will have a tree planting ceremony symbolizing peace with the earth. We sincerely invite you and your family to join us.
Yours in the Dharma,
Abbot of Dharma Seal Monastery
Yes, I am willing to donate: ___Chinese Plum, ___Jujube, ___ Crabapple, ___Cherry tree, ___ Pears,____Apple trees, ___Apricot tree,___Dogwood
___ Plum tree, ___ Peach trees , ___Gingo trees, ___ Persimmon
Total _______ Trees X $250 = $______________
Those who donate first will have the opportunity to choose which type of tree they donate. When one type of tree is completely spoken for, we humbly ask your permission to allow us to choose another type of tree to be donated in your name. We thank you for your understanding.
Please make your check payable to: D. S. M. ,
Mail to ： Dharma Seal Monastery
257 St. Andrews Road,Walden, NY 12586