Want to help promote Fundamental Buddhism?

You can do so via a number of ways outlined below.

The Buddhist Instruction Ministry
is dedicated to promoting and teaching fundamental Buddhism based on interpretations of the Pali Canon which is recognized by Buddhist scholars as the oldest surviving written record of what the Buddha actually said and taught.

Our group's qualifications to teach are our very extensive 20 years of study of Buddhism, including both the 12,800 plus pages of Pali Text Society English translations of the Buddha's discourses, recognized by Buddhist scholars as the oldest surviving written record of what the Buddha actually said and taught, plus over a thousand additional books and essays on Buddhism, some almost as old as the Pali Canon.  All told, an estimated 60,000,000 words.

We started the Buddhist Instruction Retreat and its Buddhist Instruction Ministry in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in 1991.  For eight years, we were the only Buddhist organization listed under "Churches" in the main telephone yellow page directory for Atlanta.  All our teaching is now done at this time through this website ministry where we provide our summary of Fundamental Buddhism Explained, extracting most of its content from the Pali Canon translations, plus where we provide more definition to that summary via our Buddhist Instruction FAQs page.  We no longer offer retreats.  Our Atlanta local ministry was terminated in Nov 2001 due to little local interest and support -- most people now use the Internet to obtain information on Buddhism.


Want to help promote
Fundamental Buddhism?

If after reading and considering our interpretation of what Buddhism is really all about in the Fundamental Buddhism Explained Summary plus all the questions and answers on our Buddhist Instruction FAQs page,  you feel you would like to help support our Buddhist Instruction Ministry efforts via promoting Fundamental Buddhism as defined by this website, there are a number of ways you can help.

ONE

You can promote this website by providing a link to it from your website plus you can recommend it to others in whatever manner you can wherever you can.

TWO

If you have fluent writing skills in English plus another language, you could volunteer your free time to write a translation of the Text Summary Page.  See the page of  other language translations of the Fundamental Buddhism Explained Text Summary for more details.  To date, only seven people have generously volunteered their free time, skills and money to write and create a language translation of the text summary (for which we again thank them).   Language translation services want around $750 to $1000 to do just one language translation of the text summary.  If you would like to volunteer to do a translation, again see that page for instructions and mail us a letter.

THREE

You can provide a financial donation to go towards paying for these translations or you can pay someone to do them and then send us the MS word or html file.


If you have any questions on how we are building our Buddhist Instruction Ministry efforts, or further ideas on how we might effectively make the world more aware of what Buddhism is actually all about as outlined in our summary discourse, please send us your thoughts via a letter -- our online email and form were discontinued due to nothing but excessive spam.


Please note:

All financial contributions to our Buddhist Instruction Ministry go into a "church" bank account. A summary of where financial contributions are actually spent each calendar year will be posted in a annual report on this website in this page, at the bottom, on or before April 15 of each following year.

And if you do choose to make a financial contribution, and you have been making contributions to other Buddhist and/or other religious organizations, we ask that you continue to make contributions to these other organizations and to continue to do so to the same extent that you have been making contributions to them.


In response to this question sent: "I am not a skeptic about your organization; but, however, you know that there are lots of scams on the Internet. How can people be sure about your organization's existence and really promoting Buddhism?"

Our ministry exists and has since 1991. This website ministry exists and has since August 1997. If your question is really, "How do I know for certain my contributions will be well spent and not hoarded nor spent on either needless luxuries, like Rolls Royce cars, or for frivolous things, like gold faucets in the house?" then that is a good question.  The best answer we can give at this point is once there are sufficient funds, a USA official non-profit organization legal status will be obtained and then perhaps initial large contributors might form a monitoring board.  And most things, of course, could conceivably be paid direct by contributors, such as the language translations, thus guaranteeing one is getting what one expects for their contribution.


1997 Report

Beginning Cash Balance 12/31/96:        469.44 US Dollars

Bank interest earned for year:                     8.77

Cash Contributions:                              2,347.89

TOTAL MONEY                                  2,826.10

Expenditures:                                        2,287.89

Ending Cash Balance 12/31/97:               538.21

EXPENDITURE DETAIL:

Atlanta Telephone Ministry telephone line, postage, printing, envelopes    
Website Ministry Internet Provider Service webhosting, Internet access
$1,250.76

Website Ministry PR promotion, Website Creation and Management tools, Website Tool Study books, publications, misc other
$1,037.13

TOTAL                                                                                                              $2,287.89

WEBSITE MINISTRY RESULTS 1997 ANNUAL SUMMARY

The following report is generated by software  provided by our Internet Service Provider who hosts our website.  Total hits covers ALL web pages together.  10% of these hits should be deducted to cover all the weekly updates and checks we do in managing the site during this first year.  Expected update visits in subsequent years are expected to be less than 24 per page at the most for the entire year.

August 18, 1997 (date website came online) through December 31, 1997
Total Bandwidth for the period: 158,881,891 bytes
Total Hits for the period: 12,641


1998 Report

Beginning Cash Balance 12/31/97:       538.21 US Dollars

Bank interest earned for year:                   9.43

Cash Contributions:                           2,316.24                 

TOTAL MONEY                             2,863.88

Expenditures:                                    2,296.24

Ending Cash Balance 12/31/98:            567.64 US Dollars    

EXPENDITURE DETAIL:

Atlanta Telephone Ministry telephone line, postage, printing, envelopes,
Website Ministry Internet Provider Service webhosting, Internet access, Website Ministry PR promotion, publications, misc other.                                

TOTAL   $2,296.24

WEBSITE MINISTRY RESULTS 1998 ANNUAL SUMMARY

The following report is generated by software  provided by our Internet Service Provider who hosts our website.  Total hits covers ALL web pages together.  Less than 500 of these hits should be deducted to cover all the weekly updates and checks we do in managing the site.  The Dharma Ring jpg and gif graphic files have their hits broken out as noted below.
 
January 1, 1998 through December 31, 1998
Pageviews for relevant pages:
PAGE
VIEWS

/buddhism.htm

18092

/buddha.htm
13022
/links.htm
5709
/buddhist.htm
5595
/nirvana.htm
2928
/thai.htm
839

1999 Report

Beginning Cash Balance 12/31/98:     567.64 US Dollars

Bank interest earned for year:                 8.03

Cash Contributions:                         2,474.35                 

TOTAL MONEY                          3,060.02

Expenditures:                                  2,434.35

Ending Cash Balance 12/31/99:           625.67 US Dollars    

EXPENDITURE DETAIL:

Atlanta Telephone Ministry telephone line, postage, printing, envelopes,
Website Ministry Internet Provider Service webhosting, Internet access, Website Ministry PR promotion, publications, misc other.                                

TOTAL   $2,434.35

WEBSITE MINISTRY RESULTS 1999 ANNUAL SUMMARY

The following report is generated by software  provided by our Internet Service Provider who hosts our website.  Total hits covers ALL web pages together.  Less than 500 of these hits should be deducted to cover all the weekly updates and checks we do in managing the site.  The Dharma Ring jpg and gif graphic files have their hits broken out as noted below.
 
January 1, 1999 through December 31, 1999
Pageviews for relevant pages:
 
PAGE
VIEWS

/buddhism.htm

35413

/buddha.htm
17983
/links.htm
  8059
/buddhist.htm
10852
/nirvana.htm
  8485
/spanish.htm
  1682
/thai.htm
  1381

2000 Report

Beginning Cash Balance 12/31/99:    $625.67 US Dollars

Bank interest earned for year:                 8.01

Cash Contributions:                         2,196.96             

TOTAL MONEY                           2,830.64

Expenditures:                                   2,211.96

Ending Cash Balance 12/31/00:          628.68 US Dollars    

EXPENDITURE DETAIL:

Atlanta Telephone Ministry telephone line, postage, printing, envelopes,
Website Ministry Internet Provider Service webhosting, Internet access, misc.                               

TOTAL   $2,211.96

WEBSITE MINISTRY RESULTS 2000 ANNUAL SUMMARY

January 1, 2000 through December 31, 2000
Pageviews for relevant pages:
 
PAGE
VIEWS

/buddhism.htm

58879

/buddha.htm
28273
/links.htm
10979
/buddhist.htm
14999
/nirvana.htm
13541
/spanish.htm
10455
/thai.htm
  1530

2001 Report

Beginning Cash Balance 12/31/00:    $628.68 US Dollars

Bank interest earned for year:                  6.67     

Cash Contributions:                           2203.93                                 

TOTAL MONEY                             2839.28                   

Expenditures:                                     2128.94

Ending Cash Balance 12/31/01:          $710.34 US Dollars    

EXPENDITURE DETAIL:

Atlanta Telephone Ministry telephone line, postage, printing, envelopes,
Website Ministry Internet Provider Service webhosting, Internet access, misc.                               

TOTAL   $2128.94

WEBSITE MINISTRY RESULTS 2001 ANNUAL SUMMARY

January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2001
Pageviews for relevant pages:
 
PAGE
VIEWS

/buddhism.htm

112286

/buddha.htm
  22509
/links.htm
  43250
/buddhist.htm
  47880
/nirvana.htm
  12803
/spanish.htm
  18788
/thai.htm
    1821
/german.htm

 

    1428

 


2002 Report

Beginning Cash Balance 12/31/01:    $710.34 US Dollars

Bank interest earned for year:                  4.23     

Cash Contributions:                           1160.95                                 

TOTAL MONEY                             1875.52                   

Expenditures:                                     1160.95

Ending Cash Balance 12/31/02:           714 .57      US Dollars    

EXPENDITURE DETAIL:

Website Ministry Internet Provider Service webhosting and Internet access, Misc.                               

TOTAL   $1160.95

WEBSITE MINISTRY RESULTS 2002 ANNUAL SUMMARY

January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002
Report for: fundamentalbuddhism.com
Date Range: 1/1/2002 - 12/31/2002  
 
Summary
  Total Visitors 108,250  
  Total Pageviews 206,982  
  Total Hits 223,591  
  Average Visitors Per Day 296  
  Average Pageviews Per Day 567  
  Average Hits Per Day 612  
Pageviews for individual relevant pages (main index page not listed):
 
PAGE
VIEWS

/buddhism.htm

36686

/buddha.htm
15891
/links.htm
  7835
/buddhist.htm
30035
/nirvana.htm
  9237
/spanish.htm
21942
/thai.htm
  2238
/italian.htm
  1459
/portugues.htm
    305
/german.htm

 

            4966

 


2003 Report

Beginning Cash Balance 12/31/02:    $714.57 US Dollars

Bank interest earned for year:               11.59   

Cash Contributions:                            857.10                               

TOTAL MONEY                            1583.26        

Expenditures:                                      857.10

Ending Cash Balance 12/31/03:          726.16  US Dollars    

EXPENDITURE DETAIL:

Website Ministry Internet Provider Service web hosting and Internet access, Misc.                               

TOTAL   $ 857.10

WEBSITE MINISTRY RESULTS 2003 ANNUAL SUMMARY

January 1, 2003 through December 31, 2003
Report for: fundamentalbuddhism.com
Date Range: 1/1/2003 - 12/31/2003  
 
Summary
  Total Visitors 149,565  
  Total Pageviews 256,096  
  Total Hits 284,612  
  Average Visitors Per Day 409  
  Average Pageviews Per Day 701  
  Average Hits Per Day 779  
 
 
Pageviews for individual relevant pages (main index page not listed):
PAGE
VIEWS

/buddhism.htm

45338

/buddha.htm
18755
/links.htm
  8222
/buddhist.htm
15110
/nirvana.htm
12056
/spanish.htm
41241
/thai.htm
  3118
/italian.htm
  3159
/portugues.htm
  2366
/german.htm
  5401
/farsi.htm
    193

2004 Report

Beginning Cash Balance 12/31/03:          $726.16 US Dollars

Bank interest earned for year:                        1.44   

Cash Contributions:                                 3104.92                               

TOTAL MONEY                                   3832.52       

Expenditures:                                           3104.92

Ending Cash Balance 12/31/04:                  727.60  US Dollars    

EXPENDITURE DETAIL:

Website Ministry Internet Provider Service web hosting, Internet access, computer, software, misc.                               

TOTAL   $ 3104.92

WEBSITE MINISTRY RESULTS 2004 ANNUAL SUMMARY

January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2004
Report for: fundamentalbuddhism.com
Date Range: 1/1/2004 - 12/31/2004  
 
Summary
  Total Visitors 181,820  
  Total Pageviews 304,058  
  Total Hits 361,111  
  Average Visitors Per Day 496  
  Average Pageviews Per Day 830  
  Average Hits Per Day 986  
Pageviews for individual relevant pages (main index page not listed):
PAGE
VIEWS

/buddhism.htm

54157

/buddha.htm
22919
/links.htm
  8577
/buddhist.htm
17354
/nirvana.htm
13886
/spanish.htm
43967

/thai-version01.htm

  1163

/thai-version02.htm
 

 1510

/italian.htm
  2976
/portugues.htm
  2716
/german.htm
  7229
/persian.htm
    664

2005 Report

Beginning Cash Balance 12/31/04:          $727.60 US Dollars

Bank interest earned for year:                        1.46

Cash Contributions:                                 1105.54                    

TOTAL MONEY                                   1814.60  

Expenditures:                                           1085.54

Ending Cash Balance 12/31/05:                 749.06 US Dollars    

EXPENDITURE DETAIL:

Website Ministry Internet Provider Service web hosting, Internet access, computer, software, misc.                               

TOTAL   $1085.54

WEBSITE MINISTRY RESULTS 2005 ANNUAL SUMMARY

January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005

 
Report for: fundamentalbuddhism.com
Date Range: 1/1/2005 - 12/31/2005  
 
Summary
  Total Visitors 188,748  
  Total Pageviews 297,395  
  Total Hits 395,973  
  Average Visitors Per Day 517  
  Average Pageviews Per Day 814  
  Average Hits Per Day 1,084  

Pageviews for individual relevant pages (main index page not listed):
PAGE
VIEWS

/buddhism.htm

42669

/buddha.htm
18682
/links.htm
  9069
/buddhist.htm
26621
/nirvana.htm
10285
/spanish.htm
50510

/thai-version01.htm

  4477

/thai-version02.htm
 

 3844

/italian.htm
  3043
/portugues.htm
  3346
/german.htm
10515
/persian.htm
  1643


2006 Report

Beginning Cash Balance 12/31/05:          $727.60 US Dollars

Ending Cash Balance 12/31/06:                749.06 US Dollars    

EXPENDITURE DETAIL:

Website Ministry Internet Provider Service web hosting, Internet access, computer, software, misc.                               

TOTAL   $

WEBSITE MINISTRY RESULTS 2006 ANNUAL SUMMARY

January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006

In July 2006, we dropped our domain www.fundamentalbuddhism.com and switched to www.fundamental-buddhism.com

Someone bought our old domain and posted an older version of our webpages, probably thinking we had died and our site was gone.

In fact, this is anticipated within the next couple of years as we grow into our advanced declining years and our main website will indeed be discontinued at some point.

In the meantime, our new domain is buried in the millions of webpages now up on Buddhism. It no longer rises up into the top 20 pages in any search engines as did the last, using just the keyword, buddhism. Since visitors are now reduced dramatically, and since no one is supporting our ministry effort, this will be the last posting of such results on this subpage. Our efforts now as we advance into our declining old age, as directed by the Buddha's discourses, are to try to win the Deathless as best we can here and now to bring the wayfaring among fabricated existences and worlds to a conclusion. May you, the reader, likewise, realize the Deathless, Nirvana won, as fast as possible.


All this said, if you want to make a financial donation to help our Buddhist Instruction Ministry efforts, make your check out to and send it to:

Buddhist Instruction Retreat

P.O. Box 235

Alpharetta, Georgia 30009-0235 USA

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