Generosity: Dana and the Art of Giving
The custom of Dana, or generosity, set forth by the Buddha, is a compassionate, ethical practice based in the realization of interconnectedness, and a way that you can support a teacher and community of practice in sustaining the realization of Truth.
The exquisite paradox in Buddhism is that the more we give – and the more we give without seeking something in return – the wealthier (in the broadest sense of the word) we will become. By giving we destroy those acquisitive impulses that ultimately lead to further suffering.
We are a 501(c) 3 tax exempt religious organization. Donations made to us can be credited by the IRS as a donation and you may receive a deduction in your taxes.
Please support our work through your generosity. Your donations are a way that you can ensure the continuation of the work and practice of the Mt. Adams Zen Buddhist Temple.
Ways to Give
HELP US BUILD A NEW TEMPLE: We have a goal of building a temple in Southern Washington with a retreat center. Donate directly to the temple or at Go Fund Me https://www.gofundme.com/ywdqkc
Temple Membership: Become a temple member with a monthly pledge
One Time Gift: In gratitude or celebration for a special event or life occurrence.
Memorial and Named Gifts: Honor a family member, loved one or friend by donating in their name.
Designated Gifts: Create a donor-advised fund to support a specific need.
Planned Giving: Support the Zen Center’s programs through bequests, charitable remainder trusts and gift annuities and maximize personal objectives while minimizing after-tax costs. Put us in your will.
Scholarship Fund: A fund set up to make it possible for people without adequate income to attend programs and retreats.
Priest Fund: To provide for education and training for Buddhist Clergy
FOOD AND SUPPLIES NEEDED:
- Organic Brown Rice
- Organic Vegetables
- Rice Paper Wrappers
- Organic Tofu
- Organic Fruit
- Corelle (Vitrelle) White Plates and bowls