GENEROSITY & DANA
From Arinna: "When I contemplate the blessings in my life, coming into contact with the dharma is one I am so very grateful for. The practice and the teachers who have guided me have transformed my life.
The Buddha said the teachings were priceless, more valuable than all the jewels in the kingdom and because it was impossible to put a price on them they were offered freely to all. This has amazingly been sustained for 2,600 years. Honoring this tradition, the teachings at Dhamma Dena continue to be offered freely. Teacher support is provided only by voluntary donations at the end of a retreat or your time here at the center. These offerings are often the only source of teachers’ income. Registration fees only cover the cost of sustaining buildings and the manager."
Ruth Denison says of generosity:
“It is a beautiful quality, an opening of the heart into sharing. It provides an atmosphere of non-separateness and an expression of unity. It is the selfless manifestation of non-greed and non-attachment. It is the practice of all religions and is the basis of all spiritual growth."
If you have been touched by these teachings, want to support one of the teachers, or if you have been moved by the center, the beauty of the desert and our commitment to serve all our communities, you can make a donation to the center by either sending a check Dhamma Dena to PO Box 183 Joshua Tree, CA 92252 or with the Paypal buttons on this page.
Dhamma Dena's Wishlist
A list of necessities for operating, improving and maintaining our facilities and running our programs can be found on Dhamma Dena's Amazon.com Wish List.
There are many different ways to give:
Monthly Giving - The Stewardship Circle: Connection, Intention, Generosity
Joining the Stewardship Circle is an opportunity to practice this beautiful heart quality while sustaining our community, this land, and everything it takes to tend this precious refuge.
By offering $25 or more each month, Stewardship Circle members sustain everything we do here:
Tribute & Honor Giving
Making a gift to Dhamma Dena in the name of a loved one is a sweet way to acknowledge a connection your loved one may have to Dhamma Dena and supports all that we do here. If you would like to offer a gift in someone’s name in celebration of a birthday or wedding or in their memory, simply complete the donation form here and let us know who the gift is in honor or memory of and include who should notify (if desired) along with their address in the comments field. We are happy to send a note to the family or individual, letting them know that you have made a gift in their name.
Legacy & Estate Giving
A beautiful way to support Dhamma Dena Meditation Center in the future is by remembering us in your estate plans. You can do this by simply including Dhamma Dena as a beneficiary of your will or living trust, your retirement plan, bank account or in your life insurance policy. For more information about legacy giving and joining or to let us know that you have already named Dhamma Dena in your estate plans, please contact the manager at 760-362-4815
Checks can be mailed to Dhamma Dena, PO Box 183, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Dhamma Dena is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization -- Tax ID # 95-3502908. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.