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Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Post by DNS » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:04 pm

Amazon.com now has a service that if you log-in and purchase things through this sub-domain:
http://smile.amazon.com/

You can pick a charity and for whatever (qualified) purchases you make; they will contribute 0.5% to the charity of your choice. I looked up Buddhist Global Relief and it was listed as one of their approved charities, so I chose that one for my purchases.
http://www.buddhistglobalrelief.org/

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Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Post by sattva » Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:04 am

David N. Snyder wrote:Amazon.com now has a service that if you log-in and purchase things through this sub-domain:
http://smile.amazon.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

You can pick a charity and for whatever (qualified) purchases you make; they will contribute 0.5% to the charity of your choice. I looked up Buddhist Global Relief and it was listed as one of their approved charities, so I chose that one for my purchases.
http://www.buddhistglobalrelief.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I had also mentioned that in my signature for my teacher, David. I came across something interesting though. I am not sure if I can find the link again. Ahhh, found it! It has to do with why we have to be careful of giving this way as it can lessen giving in other ways. When I thought about my own giving to an organization here in town where I live. I found that some of what was said in this article applied to my giving.(I buy grocery store cards that donate part of the profits to organizations).
Here is the link.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brady-jos ... 60405.html
http://www.chatzy.com/25904628501622


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Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Post by Cormac Brown » Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:25 pm

Here are the account details for anyone wishing to make a donation to Wat Metta, headed by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

Wire Instructions:

Bank of America, N.A.
11855 Carmel Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA 92128
(858)207-2740

Metta Forest Monastery
Account No.: 325033887276
Routing No.: 026009593 (domestic)
Swift Code: BOFAUS3N (international)
“I in the present who am a worthy one, rightly self-awakened, am a
teacher of action, a teacher of activity, a teacher of persistence. But the
worthless man Makkhali contradicts even me, (saying,) ‘There is no
action. There is no activity. There is no persistence.’ "
AN 3.138, trans. Ven. Thanissaro

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Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Post by Polar Bear » Wed May 04, 2016 1:12 am

Both of these websites promote only the most effective charities, to put it in vulgar terms: more bang for your buck.

http://www.givewell.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.thelifeyoucansave.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Post by pilgrim » Tue May 24, 2016 7:09 am

This looks like a excellent cause - Funding Graduate Student Monks.
https://www.gofundme.com/treadingthepath" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Post by SarathW » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:35 am

Sutta Central now has a professional full time developer.
It appears they need some assistance.

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Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Post by starter » Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:50 pm

Hi friends,

Merry Christmas and happy new year!

You might know already that you can support your chosen charity when shopping at Amazon by using

http://smile.amazon.com/

"The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases."

May all of us make good progress on our Dhamma practice in the coming year.

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Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:00 pm

Hi everyone,

This great organization in the NYC area is looking for a permanent home. They need funds to buy an old monastery to serve as a vihara. Anything you can give would help!

https://www.facebook.com/donate/3927245 ... _tn__=HH-R
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Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Post by SarathW » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:56 pm

Hi KB are you part of this organisation or have you been there?
Seems like a nice place.
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Post by Khalil Bodhi » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:45 pm

I have been there and have been involved (albeit in a limited capacity) side the beginning. The bhikkhu and bhikkhuni who are the leading teachers are amazing and they bring in monastics from all over.
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Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Post by SarathW » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:48 pm

Thanks.
It is great if they secure the place. It is only one hour from NC by public transport.
It is interesting to see monks meditating with the cross and mother Mery in the back ground!
Please keep uninformed the progress of the fund raising.
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Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:56 am

SarathW wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:48 pm
Thanks.
It is great if they secure the place. It is only one hour from NC by public transport.
It is interesting to see monks meditating with the cross and mother Mery in the back ground!
Please keep uninformed the progress of the fund raising.
Will do!
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Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:16 am

SarathW wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:48 pm
Thanks.
It is great if they secure the place. It is only one hour from NC by public transport.
It is interesting to see monks meditating with the cross and mother Mery in the back ground!
Please keep uninformed the progress of the fund raising.
Will do!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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