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Your donation allows the Bhavana Society to continue offering the teachings of the Buddha to all.

The Buddha’s teachings are priceless. We practice dana by offering the teachings without a price tag. What is dana? In the Pali language its simplest meaning is “generosity.” Along with sila (virtuous behavior) dana is considered essential to building a strong foundation in which wisdom can arise through meditation.  It is through the practice of dana that we learn to let go of our greed (be it intense or very subtle). You can practice dana by making a donation of money, time and/or labor. If you would like to contribute in a non-monetary way, please see our Volunteer Opportunities page.

This center was built and is maintained only by the generosity of all of you who value the teachings of the Buddha. 

If you would like to offer a financial donation to the Bhavana Society, you may use the PayPal link below. If you wish to make a recurring donation, once on the PayPal site check the "Make this a monthly donation" box:

Your generosity is deeply appreciated. Thank you.


Donations by check or money order may be sent to: The Bhavana Society, 97 Meditation Trail, High View, WV 26808.

The Bhavana Society is a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit organization. All general donations are tax deductible with the exception of donations for books received. (Contributors in foreign countries should check with their government’s regulations.)

To learn more about dana, visit: Dana: The Practice of Giving - Selected Essays. Edited by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

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