Since time immemorial, spiritual guides and wisdom schools have taught (and depended upon) the generosity of seekers and supporters to enable them to function to uplift the consciousness of humanity and safeguard the general wellbeing of the world.
The word donation comes from the Sanskrit term Dana, which means giving from the Heart. Dana is the first paramita (perfection) named by the Buddha, in the Mahayana tradition. In all the yogic lineages, the gifts offered to teachers and ashrams were considered the key to overcoming egocentricity and negative karma. The teachers, in turn, would use the funds, or food, or other offerings to nourish many others, both physically and spiritually.
Your donations enable us to cover our costs in order to give free teachings to a global audience who are thirsty for this knowledge. Your gifts also enable us to subsidize many worthy students who could not otherwise attend events. Your offerings also help us to sustain our residential community, to accept volunteers ready for intensive outer and inner work, and to build a secure refuge for those who want to live or retire in this community and join in our sacred work at the highest levels. We thank you for your generosity, and we know that it will bring you many blessings.