Dana (Generosity), Gratitude & Lotus Blooming

In Buddhism, the teachings are given freely because they are considered priceless. In the Buddhist tradition we also practice “dana” – or generosity – by making monetary offerings. Dana is not payment for goods or services rendered; it is given from the heart. Your generosity is a gift that supports not just the teachers, but also the Sangha, the larger Dharma community and your own practice.

A pink lotus flower and lily pads with saturated colorWe are grateful to our Sangha members and friends who have donated and pledged $571,000 toward our Lotus Blooming Phase I goal of $1 million. Ranging from $100 to $100,000, we accept each of these gifts with bows. Click here to review the list of individual donations and pledges, public grants and in-kind gifts (including reduced interest on loans) to Lotus Blooming as of February 2015.

We must raise another $429,000 to meet our $1 million goal for Phase 1 of Lotus Blooming. Meeting our goal will allow us to finish out our Sodo (mediation hall), move dormitories onsite for sesshin attendees, residents and staff, complete our office and build our workshop.

Consider making a gift or multi-year pledge here.