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

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


  • Organic Brown Rice
  • Large 4 gallon Rice Cooker
  • Organic Vegetables
  • Rice Paper Wrappers
  • Organic Tofu
  • Organic Fruit
  • Corelle (Vitrelle) White Plates and bowls