White Heron Sangha is dedicated to continuing the ancient Buddhist tradition of freely offering the dharma without charge, knowing that it is priceless. We encourage the practice of dana, which means generosity in Pali (the original language of the Buddha). This generosity of our community pays the expenses of the sangha and supports the teachers we bring to our area for workshops and retreats, White Heron Sangha programs, and some dharma-related causes. All donations, regardless of the amount, are appreciated by everyone in the sangha. The "Vipassana Metta on Hawaii" website (www.vipassanametta.org) provides a beautiful and clear explanation of the meaning of dana and its importance: See what is “dāna”?
If you have questions about donating to White Heron Sangha, please contact the treasurer. Donations to White Heron Sangha, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (Fed Tax ID 77-0546204), are fully tax-deductible under the law and can be made in the following ways:
Hopefully, by the end of 2017, there will be a way to set up recurring donations online through our website. We will keep you posted on the implementation of this new feature.