giving to dhanakosa
Dhanakosa operates on the basis of dana, or generosity. We do not charge a set fee for coming on retreat, instead we ask participants to make a donation to the ongoing costs of running the retreat centre. For more information about giving dana and coming on retreat see dana economy.
If you would like to give to Dhanakosa it's very easy. You can make a one-off donation, set up a monthly standing order, or remember Dhanakosa in your will.
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 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:
- keeping 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.
You can set up a standing order here or alternatively download our standing order form and return it to us by email or post.
A recent legacy enabled us to build our new meeting room and office and other projects have been contributed to by legacy gifts over the years. 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.