"The feeling of wanting to give or share is often the first manifestation of the spiritual life."
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OPPORTUNITY FOR GENEROSITY
Help Support the Seattle Buddhist Center
What our center has to offer is the Buddha’s teachings, meditation and our sangha. Our aim is to inspire a culture of generosity that will pervade the community. We are self-supported by individual contributions with no central funding.
Through giving, we learn to transcend ourselves and respond to the needs of others. If you value what is offered, you will hopefully be inspired to help us to offer that gift to others. All fees and donations pay for operating costs. Please consider supporting the center by donating a tax-deductible gift, volunteering, and/or by purchasing items from our bookstore located in the center.
If you are already pledging or volunteering, sadhu! We are grateful, and appreciate your generosity.
Ways to Pledge a Donation
Be it large or small, one-time, or ongoing, give to the level of your ability; any amount helps. Monthly pledges are especially helpful as they enable us to budget more effectively. Last year pledges ranged from $30 to $250 per month. We accept the following types of financial donation:
- EFT – Via bank
- Check – Made out to the SBC, mail, or leave in dana bowl
- Online – PayPal
- Cash – Place in an envelope, leave in the dana bowl at the Center
If you would like to support the Center by other means, please consider volunteering or supporting our charity on smile.amazon.com.
Shop on Amazon
When you shop for any of the things you love or need at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a percentage of the purchases back to our charity.
Simply follow this link to start using smile.amazon.com; and set SBC as your charity of choice.
We are so appreciative for all the assistance provided by our volunteers! It is through the generosity of our community that our shrine is built, center is cleaned, bookstore and library maintained, and countless small and important details all ironed out.
If you would like to find out how you can be involved, please contact us using the adjacent form.
"How can I help?"
The Seattle Buddhist Center is a community committed to the Buddhist principle of extending Metta – loving kindness – to all beings. As part of this practice, we want to make sure that all people who follow the Buddhist path with our Sangha (the Pali word for “community”) have access to the support of other Sangha members when they’re going through challenging times, such as a serious illness or disability, or even just when they may need a helping hand with the logistics of life. If you or someone you know could use or would appreciate some support, please email the Sangha at info@seattlebuddhistcenter.