Before giving, the mind of the giver is happy.
While giving, the mind of the giver is made peaceful.
And having given, the mind of the giver is uplifted.
– The Buddha
If beings knew as I know the benefit of generosity,
they would not let an opportunity go by without sharing.
Dana – the practice of generosity – is a 2500 year old Buddhist tradition. The teachings are considered priceless and are therefore offered freely. Through the generosity of students and teachers, the Dharma has flourished through millennia. We continue this tradition today.
Your generosity allows Bloom of the Present to exist as a thriving community. BOTP has many strengths: our guiding teacher, her teaching and instruction, the caring and concern of the sangha, and deep Dharma friendships.
The heart of BOTP is the Dharma teachings and the commitment of our full-time teacher Carla Brennan. Dana provides all of her financial support.
Dana may be offered by service and/or monetary donation. Your generosity allows BOTP to continue to support people in their Dharma practice.
Bloom of the Present Insight Meditation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donation is tax-deductible. Tax deduction letters are sent out at the end of the year.
How to Donate
Donating at BOTP programs:
At every BOTP event and program there is a dana basket for your donations.
ONLINE DONATION: You can donate online through PayPal. See link below.
CHECKS: Please make checks payable to “Bloom of the Present” or “BOTP”. You will receive a letter for tax-deduction purposes at the end of the year.
If you prefer to mail a financial contribution to BOTP, please send your check to:
Holly Thomas, Treasurer
872 30th Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Make checks payable to “Bloom of the Present” or “BOTP”.
You can donate online by using the PayPal buttons below: