Become a Center Sponsor or Make a Donation
â€śMay I become a protector for the protectorless,
A guide for those who travel on the road,
And for those who wish to cross the water,
May I become a boat, a ship or a bridge.â€ť
-from Guide to the Bodhisattvaâ€™s Way of Life
The Benefits of Giving
We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to engage in these beautiful practices that lead us to ever increasing happiness and freedom. And the most valuable gift that we can give to others is this opportunity to pursue a life of deep inner peace. When we give to a Dharma Center, we are giving this opportunity to both present and future generations because the Center provides the necessary conditions and support for contemplation and meditation practice.
This is the best gift that we can give to this world, for it is the gift of both inner and outer peace.
Your financial gift will benefit four main categories:
Vajrapani Centerâ€™s operating costs (mortgage, utilities, repairs, etc.)
The flourishing of Vajrapani Center (publicity, brochures, etc.)
Supporting our Resident Teacher (housing, continuing education)
Establishing meditation classes throughout Florida when requested.
Monthly Giving Plans
Our recommended Monthly Giving Plans are designed to benefit Vajrapani Center both now and in the future. Additionally, when you enroll in any of these plans, you are able to attend General Program classes as often as you wish without further donation requests. The requested donations for day courses and retreats are offered at a significant discount for sponsors (no discounts for $35 per month contributor).
General Program Contrinutor
Donate $35 per month and attend as many General Program classes and guided meditations a week as you like including any branch classes that are offered by Vajrapani Center. Six month commitment requested.
Donate $60 per month for those enrolled in the structured study programs Foundation Program or Teacher Training Program. We also offer a Couples Plan at $90 person month for you both. Includes discounts for day courses and retreats.
Donate $100 per month for those enrolled in the structured study programs Foundation Program or Teacher Training Program. Includes discounts for day courses and retreats. We also offer a Couples Plan at $150 person month for you both.
Year in Advance
We offer an annual donation plan in which we waive one monthâ€™s sponsor donation at the Contributor or Benefactor level if paid in advance. The annual donation for Contributors is $660 ($990 couples); and for Benefactors $1100 ($1650 couples) received as a single annual donation in advance.
Give to Scholarship Fund
Vajrapani Center has a scholarship fund for those who are unable to afford classes. If you would like to make a contribution towards this fund, you are welcome to make either a one-time or monthly donation.
â€śThrough the power of these virtues, may each and every living being be released from suffering, negative karma, danger and fear.â€ť
from Universal Compassion by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso