The first time we walked into KSC in Ashland, we may have walked through the door at the farm-house on Granite Street or entered through the beautiful red doors of the new meditation center on Clear Creek. Wherever we started, we came for our own special reasons. We may have been seeking a steady spiritual practice, looking for community, or maybe in search of a refuge from the suffering in life.

Whatever our reasons for coming through the door, we have stayed. We found teachings, teachers, and friends who inspired us and supported us in our quest for a spiritual path.  We stayed because we began to see ourselves as members of the Sangha.

In our spiritual home, we aspire together to awaken for the benefit of all beings. We are supported in this aspiration by the countless hours of teachings and practice and volunteer work, by the dharma resources, and by the confidence that when we walk through the red doors, we know we will find smiling faces and warm hugs.

This is our home. We are family. So, we shoulder the responsibility of supporting KSC financially because that is what family members do. And, if we don’t do it, who will?

Over the years, many of us have become sustaining sangha members from gratitude… Gratitude for finding a sense of community with others who share our values of love and compassion for all beings… Gratitude for the teachers and teachings of the Buddha… and gratitude that springs naturally from the feeling of being at peace in our spiritual home. We want to nurture and support our dharma home, knowing KSC will thrive only if we do so. It is through sustaining and reliable sangha contributions that our center will continue to offer the timeless teachings that cultivate inner peace, compassion, and insight for us all.

 Kagyu Sukha Chöling is a non-profit, 501c(3) corporation. Your membership is a tax deductible donation.

Sustaining Membership is a way to give to KSC as much as we can afford, and do it on a regular, reliable basis.  When we make a commitment to be a Sustaining Member, the Sangha knows it can count on our gift every month.  That is precious, because it gives KSC a ground of financial stability. And, sustaining members who contribute at least $30 per month receive a discount on classes.

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