Health and development workers, Pune, India, friends of BODHI and supported in part by us.
This is the new website (started 2015) for the NGO Benevolent Organisation for Development, Health and Insight (BODHI) Australia, as the original one was lost after the premature death (2014) of Susan Woldenberg Butler, BODHI's co-founder. BODHI has supported small scale development projects mainly in India, Bangladesh, Thailand and Tibet since 1989. It is one of the world's oldest Buddhist development (aid) organisations based outside of Asia and the UK. "Bodhi" in Sanskrit can be translated as "true nature". "Bodhicitta" means the development of mind (awareness) - "citta" that wants to be of benefit to all.
BODHI's people and projects are predominantly Buddhist, but not exclusively.
Advisory board current Dr Julie Adamson (2014 - present) Dr Marty Rubin (2014 - present) Dr Emilia della Torre (2014-present Kabita Chakma (2005-present) Kulottam Chakma (2005-present) Dr Shanti Raman (2005-present)
Newsletter editors: Colin Butler (1991-present), Aryadharma (2015), Susan Woldenberg Butler (1991-2014) Receipts: Maxine Ross Website:Colin Butler, Aryadharma, Aswin Pereis, Jay Decker (before then: Charles Mason, Susan Butler and Dr Denis Wright, in various incarnations since about 1996). On Line Data Base: Conrad Richter Auditor: Greg Harper, Camerons Accountants, Launceston, Tasmania