MEMBERS of the Buddha’s Light International Association of WA spread a little of the divine one’s love at the Lightning Park bushland late last month.
About 25 volunteers planted 880 plants to the mantra “environmental and spiritual preservation”.
The group follows the teachings of Chinese monk Hsing Yun who promotes “humanistic” Buddhism which focuses on more grounded good works in the human realm.
Members do a lot of volunteer work aiming at relieve suffering and bring “loving kindness to all”. Based in the Fo Guang Shan Temple on Guildford Road in Maylands, their tree planting project was set up by the East Metropolitan Regional Council with Landcare and Bayswater council funding.
The bushland is one of the last remaining natural habitats managed by Bayswater council which has been working to protect it for about 10 years alongside the Friends of Lightning Swamp. Dieback, offroad motorbikes and foreign weeds are the main issues facing the bush.