At this time funds for the reconstruction of the North Shaolin Temple are coming almost entirely from the Songshan Shaolin, which in turn gets its revenue mainly from ticket sales at the famed World Heritage Site Temple. But, Songshan also supports an orphanage and numerous other cheritable causes. Thus, reconstruction of the North Shaolin Monastery is slow. When finished around one hundred monks will live there. It will be a major center of Buddhism and traditional Shaolin Kung Fu in the world, second only to Songshan Shaolin Temple. But, more funds are needed to continue and finish the work.
There's been a lot of research on "happiness" over the years, and one reliable source of happiness is doing good things for others. For some reason this makes people happy. So, try something different. Donate to the reconstruction fund of the North Shaolin Temple. The details for donating are below. You may or may not attain instant enlightenment, but probably will earn some good karma. It is a non-profit organization in China. They will continue and expand on the cheritable work done at Songshan Shaolin Temple, in the Panshan/Jixian area.
Donations to the reconstruction of the North Shaolin can be made to the following account:
Receivers Name : Zhong Guo Panshan Bei Shao Lin Si Northern Shaolin Temple, Panshan, China 中国盘山北少林寺
Bank & Branch Name: Gonghang Tianjin Shi ji Xian Zhi Hang Jixian branch of ICBC Bank in Tianjin City 工行天津市蓟县支行
Account number:0302 0966 09300 184901 Swift code: ICBKCNBJTJN
When sending money, please also send an e-mail to North Shaolin's new Abbot, Shi Yan Pei at:
...saying how much was sent, your name and a signature. All donations are sincerely appreciated.
Note 1: Upon recieving an e-mail, and notification of a desposit from the bank, Mr. Hu the Shaolin's accountant has to print the e-mail, and take it to the local (LaiGuanJu) "Government Administration of Foreign Exchange" to get the money, so the e-mail is actually very important.Without it he cannot withdraw the money.
NOTE 2: International bank transfers will probably cost the sender about $35. Paypal will charge the reciever 2%-4%. So, Bank transfers are probably better for large donations and Paypal for smaller ones.