Funding Goal$1,000 - $5,000
Project DescriptionSangha Walks: Collections from Buddhist monastics residing in the USA our untold stories. Ven. Hong Yang a bhikshuni a member of the traditional 2-part Sangha (bhikshu, the monks; bhikshuni, the nuns) documents the stories and experiences from other sanghans across the USA. This collection will be the first from the actual Buddhist monks and nuns in the USA, many are Americans, many are foreigners, all are significantly impacting our US history. Make this project possible by funding one year collection process of film, print, documents from large monasteries, small temples, tiny hermitages, forest dwellers and all have history and wish offer help to all who ask. Our history in the USA is now about 170 years undocumented.
Project RewardsAccess to the collection once it's been documented in film and digital media with reduced prices for membership dependent on level of donation, tour fees, and eligiblity in the future board that would advise, fund, maintain, repair, and add to the collection. Handmade gifts for all Kickstarter donors in the value of $20.
Refinement of project:
Establish and create digital records in video and digital photos from the original items like historical ledgers, records of deeds, contruction photos, pictures from events, mememtos from travels, public works projects, charitable activities, education programs, brochures, cards, art items, clothing, service books, commentaries, translations into English, original religous items, reliquary items, burial services and plots, architecture, fabrics, military service, public office, council meetings, etc or other special projects from local and international news articles from Buddhist monks and nuns (Sangha) residing in the USA since the Chinese immigrants came to build our railroads. To get their cooperation would need site visits, collection of documenation, and considerable website presence.