Supporting the Teachers and Dharma Seed
Generosity, or dana, is a foundational aspect of the teachings offered through Dharma Seed and in the work that we do as an organization. It is a key aspect of the Buddhist teachings of Insight Meditation and one that is said to brighten the mind and remind us of our interconnectedness.
In many Insight Meditation practice centers throughout the world the meditation teachings are held to be priceless and are offered freely. It is our deep wish and the wish of the teachers who offer teachings here that this continue. We want the meditation teachings to be made available to anyone who is interested, regardless of financial means. Similarly, we want our meditation teachers and Dharma Seed as an organization to be supported and to thrive through the generosity of giving.
1. Support teachers directly
See the FULL LIST of teachers with Donate buttons.
You can also find Donate buttons on an individual teacher’s page, as well as the streaming window while listening to a talk. If you don’t find one, please get in touch and we will do our best to help you make your donation.
2. Support Dharma Seed
As a nonprofit, Dharma Seed also relies completely on the support of donations to keep things running. Your contributions are used to support the cost of staffing, web servers, storage and distribution and digitization. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.
Via credit card, debit card, Apple Pay, Google Pay, ACH (USD bank transfer) and SEPA (Euro bank transfers)
or by mail
You can also make a donation through the mail by check (or with an international postal money order for those overseas) to the address below:
P.O. Box 1494
Greenfield, MA 01302 USA
"The practice of giving is universally recognized as one of the most basic human virtues, a quality that testifies to the depth of one's humanity and one's capacity for self-transcendence. In the teaching of the Buddha, too, the practice of giving claims a place of special eminence, one which singles it out as being in a sense the foundation and seed of spiritual development. In the Pali suttas we read time and again that "talk on giving" (danakatha) was invariably the first topic to be discussed by the Buddha in his "graduated exposition" of the Dhamma. Whenever the Buddha delivered a discourse to an audience of people who had not yet come to regard him as their teacher, he would start by emphasizing the value of giving. Only after his audience had come to appreciate this virtue would he introduce other aspects of his teaching, such as morality, the law of kamma, and the benefits in renunciation, and only after all these principles had made their impact on the minds of his listeners would he expound to them that unique discovery of the Awakened Ones, the Four Noble Truths." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi from Dana