Supporting Bloom Of The Present

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.
—The Buddha

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.

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.

CASH: If you’d like your cash donation to be recorded for tax purposes, there are envelopes provided. Please write your full name on the envelope. You will receive a letter for tax-deduction purposes at the end of the year. 

Mail-in donations:
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”.

BOTP Pledge Program:

Practitioners who pledge provide BOTP with a solid financial foundation. Pledges are promises or commitments of financial support, at any level, and at specific intervals (usually monthly). These pledges not only support our full-time teacher but also allow for planning, budgeting and timely payment of bills and other obligations. Pledges provide financial stability for BOTP.

Pledge forms are available at any BOTP event.
You may put them in any dana basket, give them to any Circle Member, or mail them to:
Holly Thomas, Treasurer
872 30th Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Please make checks payable to “Bloom of the Present” or “BOTP”.

Amazon Smile

Please note. You can now list Bloom of the Present Insight Meditation as the non-profit recipient of Amazon Smile donations! When logged in and registered on Amazon Smile, .05% of your purchase cost will go to Bloom of the Present Insight Meditation. First register for Amazon Smile and buy anything that qualifies for Amazon Smile.  Go to:  smile.amazon.com

Online Donations

You can donate online by using the PayPal buttons below. You can make either a one-time or a recurring donation.

To make a one-time donation online, click the PayPal button below:
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