Loving Care Group

Vision

The Buddha’s great value is to provide unconditional love and compassion to all living beings. The Loving Care Group was established to put Buddha’s teachings into practice in order to benefit all beings.

Mission

In support of Venerable Master Hsing Yun propagate Humanistic Buddhism, the Loving Care Group’s mission is to benefit the community by providing care and concern for all living beings, assisting them to find ways to alleviate sufferings in order to achieve joy and piece.

Background

The Loving Care Group is a volunteer group initiated by enthusiastic BLIA Victoria members who are interested in community involvement in October 2004. Since its establishment in July 2005, the group has actively taken part in charitable and community activities such as visiting nursing home, promoting Chinese Culture to the community, participating in community events: Refugee Festival, Harmony Day. Inter-faith Programs, Mother’s Day Classic, Clean Up Australia Day, Winter Blanket Drive, fundraising for emergency aid and disaster relief, and India Medical Mission. It has conducted talks on sustainability, spiritual and health care. The Loving Care Group makes a donation to charitable organizations on the Buddha’s Day & Multicultural Festival every year.

Aims

  1. Follow the Bodhisattva path and spirit to cultivate a compassionate mind.
  2. Practice loving-kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity to benefit society.
  3. Cultivate mindfulness in our daily life, to accumulate bliss and wisdom.
  4. Resolve to serve all living beings and establish a pure land on earth.

Services provision

  1. To provide concern to disadvantaged groups and individuals.
  2. Emergency aid and disaster relief.
  3. To participate in charitable and community activities.
  4. To provide community education.

Activities

  • Visits to nursing homes
  • Take part in community events
    • 26/1/2014 – Setup a cultural and Education desk to promote Chinese arts and Craft in the Piers Festival on Australia Day
    • 2/3/2014 – Participated in Clean Up Australia Day
    • 11/5/2014 – Participated in Mother’s Day Classic
    • 4/7/2014 – Support ANZBYC – Community Blanket Donation
    • 27/7/2014 – Participated in Community Tree Planting Day at Mitcham Simpson Park
    • 16/11/2014 – Attended Manningham White Ribbon Event supporting ‘Faith, Cultures and Community Unite to Stop Violence against Women’.
  • Take part in interfaith activities
    • 19/3/2014 – Attended Harmony Day at Manningham Function Centre
    • 21/9/2014 Attended International Day of Peace organised by Manningham Interfaith Network
  • Fundraising sales
    • 21/9/2014 & 30/11/2014 – Fundraising sales twice at Box Hill Centro Shopping Centre
    • 29/3/2014 – Attended Farewell At Ease – Awareness Day organised by Chinese Cancer Society of Victoria
    • 9/11/2014 – Visited Beechworth Chinese Cemetery in memory of the first generation of Chinese ancestors who migrated to Victoria.

Community Donations

2010

  • Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation $2,000
  • Second Bite $2,000
  • Refugee Festival, Box Hill $200

2011

  • 1st Queensland Flood Appeal
  • 2nd Queensland Flood Appeal
  • Community Charitable Foundation
  • Refugee Festival, St Kilda $200

2012

  • Aboriginal scholarship Foundation, Monash University $2,000
  • Vision Australia $2,000

2013

  • Alzheimer’s Association, Victoria
  • Beyond Blue $2,000
  • Disaster relief to support victims of tropical cyclones in Philippines $500

In September 2016, the BLIA Victoria Loving Care Group is preparing to send an Australian Medical Team to India as part of the 2016 India Medical Mission.