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The Ohana Maitreya Fund Addresses Need for Educational and Housing Facilities for Tibetan Buddhist Nuns

June 10, 2009

PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA
June 9, 2009 

The "OM Fund" is a new partnership fund of the International Campaign for
Tibet. It has been formed to address the need for educational and housing
facilities for Tibetan Buddhist nuns living in India. To learn more about
The Ohana Maitreya Fund for Buddhist Nuns, visit www.omfund.org.

(Vocus/PRWEB ) June 9, 2009 -- The Ohana Maitreya Fund for Buddhist Nuns
just launched a website, www.omfund.org. The "OM Fund" is a new partnership
fund of the International Campaign for Tibet. It has been formed to address
the need for educational and housing facilities for Tibetan Buddhist nuns
living in India.

"Ohana" is a Hawaiian word for an extended network of family and friends.
"Maitreya" is the future Buddha who manifests as the Friend. I.C.T member
Algienne Amrita launched the fund on November 22, 2008 on her farm in Hawaii
in loving memory of her friend Barbara Jarvis.

The Ohana Maitreya Fund is a capital campaign with the mandate to construct
"shedras" for Buddhist nuns in India. Shedras are schools for the
traditional course of study for Tibetan Buddhist monastics. Literacy in the
Tibetan language is a crucial aspect of the survival of Tibetan Buddhist
culture.

The Om Fund made its first grant in May of 2009. $36,000 was given to
Tilokpur Nunnery in Himachal Pradesh, India towards the completion of the
new shedra at Drubten Pemo Jalpay Gatsal.

The OM Fund's Board of Advisors consists of Algienne Amrita, John Ackerly,
and Lucy Jarvis.

For more information on the Ohana Maitreya Fund for Buddhist Nuns, to learn
about nuns, and ways to donate, visit OM Fund online at www.OmFund.org. Or
send an email to info @ omfund.org or call: 1-(808) 651-0286.
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