The word for donations in Sanskrit is “Dana,” which is literally translated as generosity. Dana is a deeply respected tradition among all of the Buddhist communities. It is a practice of generosity based on the love and appreciation of the Buddha, the Dharma, the Sangha and the teacher. The benefit and well-being of both the one who gives and the one who receives are equally important.

I was introduced to the Buddha’s teachings when I was nineteen years old and fell in love with them. Over time, the Dharma has become the foundation of my life. My personal mission, and so the mission of Open Heart Sangha since 2004, is to bring the Dharma to as many people as possible in order to relieve their suffering. I try to fulfill this mission by teaching the sangha live and on Zoom weekly, through book study groups, with study and support of individuals who are seeking a deeper understanding of the Dharma, engaging on Facebook and publishing this website.

I hope you will consider supporting Open Heart Sangha with a donation. People often make a weekly donation of $5 or recurring donations ranging from $20 to $300 per month. Decide for yourself how valuable these offerings are to you. You can also support Open Heart Sangha by sharing the link to this website,, with others.

And if you already donate, thank you so very much!

You can send dana to Open Heart Sangha via PayPal using the link below, or Venmo. Both accounts are connected to A check can be sent to Open Heart Sangha, P. O. Box 8294, Colorado Springs, CO 80933. Again…thank you for the bottom of my heart.

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