We Invite You to Support your dharma home
Dana is a Sanskrit and Pali word that means “generosity” or “grateful self-unloading." It refers specifically to taking delight in giving—that is, getting in touch with the natural generosity and wish to share that resides within us. It is related to our word donation, but also includes sharing, and giving without expectation of receiving something in return.
The Buddha taught that generosity is an essential part of our practice. It helps free us from attachment and directly benefits others. In the Buddhist tradition, practitioners happily support Buddhist abbeys, temples, centers, teachers, monastics, practitioners, and activities that benefit the society.
Dana should be made freely and joyfully. It should not be given out of obligation. It is an expression of our love and compassion for all beings and of our eagerness to put the Buddha’s teachings into practice. The act of giving itself is pleasurable, and seeing others using our offering is an extra bonus—each party shares what it has with the other, both benefit.
KSC exists in its present form due to the kindness of the people who have given dana over the years. Those who offer dana now, enable KSC to continue to serve a growing community of practitioners for years to come. All donations, regardless of size, are gratefully and equally accepted. Through recurring or a one-time payment of your choice, you can support KSC’s lamas, educational programs and retreats, special events, library and bookstore, children’s program, building maintenance, and more.
Monthly pledges go a long way toward reaching our goals and offer some very welcome stability to our finances. The more people we have contributing a little bit, the stronger our Center becomes and the more we can offer. With your help, we can secure a bright future for KSC.
Thank you for your interest in supporting KSC, our resident teachers, and the Dharma.
Send donations to:
Kagyu Sukha Chöling
109 Clear Creek, Suite 102
Ashland OR 97520
KSC is a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and our existence greatly depends on the generous donations from our community and our members. Without your generosity, we would not be able to fulfill our mission. Your donations are fully tax-deductible.