The Sanghapāla Foundation
“The mission of the Sanghapāla Foundation is to foster the teachings of the Buddha by supporting Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery and, in accordance with the precepts of the Vinaya, to act as financial stewards for the resident Sangha.”
The Sanghapāla Foundation is a nonprofit organization and all donations are tax-deductible as allowed by U.S. law. The Sanghapāla Foundation is the steward organization for Abhayagiri; all donations go towards the building, maintenance, programs, publications and support of Abhayagiri monastery.
Online donations by credit card, debit card, or online check can be made to the monastery through Network for Good.
The monastery receives 95% of the funds donated through Network for Good and Network for Good also allows for a monthly donation.
Donations by check or money order (U.S. funds only please) can me made payable to:
16201 Tomki Road
Redwood Valley, CA 95470
Donations through Zelle
Anyone who wishes to donate directly from their bank using Zelle may direct the funds to Sanghapala Foundation by using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please include your email or mailing address in the memo field so that you are able to receive a donation receipt.)
Fund for Fire Prevention
In addition to general donations, one specific way that people may support Abhayagiri is by contributing to the Fire Prevention Fund. As a result of the fire, we would like to continue to extend the defensible areas around cabins with more brush clearance and carry-on with other fire prevention measures.
Some of these fire prevention projects are beyond what our resident community can do, and we have been hiring outside help . Consequently, we have decided to set up a fund for this work for anyone who would like to contribute towards these and other fire safety measures.
“You give what is appropriate to the occasion and to your means, when and where your heart feels inspired. For the monastics, this means that you teach, out of compassion, what should be taught, regardless of whether it will sell. For the laity, this means that you give what you have to spare and feel inclined to share. There is no price for the teachings, nor even a ‘suggested donation.’ Anyone who regards the act of teaching or the act of giving requisites as a repayment for a particular favor is ridiculed as mercenary. Instead, you give because giving is good for the heart and because the survival of the Dhamma as living principle depends on daily acts of generosity.”
Ajahn Ṭhānissaro, from Refuge