giving to dhanakosa
Dhanakosa operates on the basis of dana, or generosity. As such, we do not charge fees for attending retreats or events, but instead ask for participants to make a donation to the ongoing costs of running the retreat centre. For more information about the dana economy see dana economy.
If you would like to contribute to Dhanakosa in general, it's very easy. You can make a one-off donation, by following the link below.
Alternatively, you can set up a standing order donation to contribute ongoingly to the vibrancy of Dhanakosa.
As well, some folks choose to remember Dhanakosa in their wills, thereby leaving a legacy and contributing to the flourishing of Dhanakosa for years to come.
We are happy to accept donations any time to support our mission of providing retreat facilities to introduce people to the Buddha Dharma, and allow all to attend retreats, regardless of financial ability.
You can use the following link to make a donation via Paypal or credit/debit card. Alternatively you can send us a cheque in the post or call to make a donation over the phone.
Standing order donations help us by:
- Enabling us to keep our suggested donations at a reasonable level for all
- Giving us confidence to encourage the genuinely less well-off to come to Dhanakosa
- Providing resources to help us continue to develop and improve our facilities.
And a big thank you to all our regular standing order donors who help us to make this happen.
We were able to undertake converting our oil burning boiler to a more eco friendly wood pellet boiler to heat the retreat centre thanks to a legacy gift left by a friend of Dhanakosa in 2011. More recently a legacy gift contributed to building our new meeting room and office. Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to be wealthy to leave a legacy gift in your will. And gifts left as a legacy don't have to be large amounts; they don't even have to be money. Whatever you choose to leave, your donation will help us to continue to provide a place of refuge for all, for years to come.
The whole thing can seem quite overwhelming, but don’t fret – putting together a will can be a lot simpler and more straightforward than you might think at first. We have included a pdf, written by the Triratna Development Team, as a step-by-step guide to making a will.
For information about making a will and remembering Dhanakosa, click here.