Red Cedar Zen Community, 1021 N Forest, Bellingham Washington

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Membership and Giving

We invite you to practice Dana ….

Dana - a Pali/Sanskrit word meaning "generosity" or "giving freely" - is a foundational custom in Buddhist practice. Dana Paramita is one of Buddhism’s six perfections of bodhisattava practice that helps deepen our liberation from clinging that causes suffering. Dana practice is an expression of our interconnectedness. Dana practice is essential to sustain our Sangha community: to support our guiding teacher, visiting teachers, and to enable us to share the Dharma in the Bellingham area. Dana to the Sangha also helps in the practical world as we cover our expenses, and begin remodel work of the Cedarwood Zendo, which will become our new Sangha home!

You may offer Dana to the sangha, or directly to our teachers, in the following ways:

  • You can become a member of the Red Cedar Zen Community; our members are our primary source of ongoing support.
  • During or after in-person event a basket or box is customarily set out and donations in cash and by check are accepted.
  • You can offer individual Dana contributions to our teachers anytime via our Donate to a Teacher page.

We deeply appreciate your support by becoming a member or by supporting us with an individual donation. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit and your donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Thank you for your kind contributions and support. Any questions about how we steward Dana for the Sangha can be directed to the Red Cedar Treasurer.

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