All instruction and dissemination of meditation practice material offered here are free of charge, and we never expect anything in return. There are costs involved in running courses, creating and distributing Dhamma materials, as well as running and maintaining a meditation centre. For this reason, people often ask if there is a way they may support our organization. Below is a list of ways you may support our work.
Building our Meditation Centre
Our organization is interested in establishing a permanent meditation centre if the community wishes to provide resources for such a project. We currently rent a house to serve as our centre. If we pursue this project we would like to purchase some land and build the infrastructure for such a meditation community, or purchase an existing property. We will focus first on establishing housing for Bhante Yuttadhammo and a small group of meditators similar to the current centre, while being open to the longer-term possibilities of expanding to more meditators and housing other monastics. Our planning committee is currently working to identify criteria and priorities to better narrow down our possibilities.
If you choose to donate specifically to the meditation centre project, please let us know that your donation is for this purpose. (Note that when donating through PayPal Giving Fund, there is no option to leave a note. In that case, please contact us to notify us of your donation.) All money donated to this purpose will be held in a fund dedicated to our monastery centre project. However, we recognize that our project is still being defined and we may find that we do not complete a project of this scale. If we decide to abandon this project at any point, the funds raised for it will be used elsewhere for the purpose of teaching the Dhamma.
Persons wishing to donate monetary support for our projects may donate to Sirimangalo International, our registered charity located in Ontario, Canada. Donations will be generally used to support our meditation centre as well as our online teachings including our YouTube broadcasts and this website. Our donation options are below:
Donate Via PayPal Giving Fund (CAD)
Donating through PayPal Giving Fund ensures your full donation makes it to the organization, as we incur no fees on donations through this platform (you may incur a currency conversion fee from your financial institution). Please note that donations through this platform are in Canadian Dollars. The widget below can help you convert from your currency. Unfortunately, there is no way to set up a recurring payment through this platform.
Donate or Subscribe Via PayPal (USD)
The buttons below will allow you to donate US Dollars to our organization in a one-time payment or monthly subscription. We incur a fee of 1.6% + $0.30 on each donation, plus an additional fee to convert to Canadian dollars. Use the options below if you have a strong preference for donating in USD, or would like to set up a monthly recurring donation.
You may donate directly to Sirimangalo International by international (or local) bank transfer. Please contact our organization for banking details.
Running meditation courses requires many different supplies; you can help us by donating needed items from our Amazon Wish List.
For other ways to provide food support, please visit the monastery’s food support page.
Supporting Venerable Yuttadhammo
Those who wish to support Venerable Yuttadhammo beyond the material requisites may see this Amazon Wish List, where we keep record of some other items that would be good for him to receive.
Dissemination of the Teaching
Aside from monetary donation, simply helping to spread the word about us and our website, distributing our video, audio and written materials, or seeding our How To Meditate DVD via Bit Torrent (please visit this site for instructions on how to use Bit Torrent). Our book on How to Meditate is a good start for anyone interested in meditation in this tradition, so passing it on to others would be a great help for our work.
Thank you to all of those generous beings who have already supported us thus far, and may all find peace, happiness and freedom from suffering. Anumodana.