IBS Annual Fund-raising Dinner
The International Bodhisattva Sangha (IBS) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization in San Diego California, USA. Our main mission is to spread the Dharma in California State Prisons.
Over the past two decades, IBS has helped hundreds of incarcerated individuals realize they do not have to continue to suffer. The program educates inmates regarding Buddha’s teachings, thus enabling them to free their minds in spite of their physical confinement. Currently, IBS visits 19 prisons in the state of California. In 2010, IBS established The Prison Library Program. Since then, IBS has created 61 libraries in different yards within the prison as well as various prisons throughout California. Additionally, IBS has helped established Buddhist groups, or Sanghas, in the prisons. At this time, there are 34 Sanghas. The IBS Prison Program was founded on the belief that no one is perfect. Though all inmates are paying karma for acts they committed; like all beings; it is essential for their growth that they receive love and kindness. They too need guidance and support to recognize that they possess a Buddha-nature. We cannot forget about, nor give up on these individuals because they have made mistakes. Our efforts with those incarcerated have made a tremendous difference in the lives of numerous inmates. These successes would not have been possible without the support and generosity of compassionate people as IBS runs solely based on donations. These donations have enabled IBS to continue to provide much-needed support to the inmates who are sincerely working to change their lives.
Besides receiving donations, another way IBS raises funds to help with expenses is through our annual fundraising dinner. This year the dinner will be held on April 18. If you would like to support our program, you can buy a ticket for this event. Please join us and spread the word for our brothers incarcerated in the Iron Temples. They need our continued support and assistance to provide the Dharma to them.
Your support for this event to help us continue our mission is very much appreciated.