Wealth and Dharma are both offered,
giving rise to immeasurable merit. 
Perfection of Generosity
completely round and full.
Reaching the Dharma World
with equal benefit for all.

Dana

In the time of Shakyamuni Buddha, monks would walk an alms round each morning through the local village with a large bowl. Villagers would place food in that bowl and whatever the monk received would be what was eaten that day. Relying on the spirit of that way of life, Buddha Eye Temple is supported solely by donations. Dana, or generosity, underlies all of life, and the practice of dana is not just something we do at the temple. But it is also true that we take up a practice of dana at the temple. There is no charge for any dharma event at the temple. We rely on freely-given offerings to support the teaching of Buddhadharma and daily functioning of the temple as a vehicle for practice. There are many ways to give, including goods and services, time and talent, and financial support. Many people who attend the tample give monthly dana. The temple relies on these freely-given donations to cover all expenses, including mortgage, utilities, supplies, food, maintenance, and support for the Abbott.

Supporting the Temple

In the time of Shakyamuni Buddha, monks would walk an alms round each morning through the local village with a large bowl. Villagers would place food in that bowl and whatever the monk received would be what was eaten that day. Relying on the spirit of that way of life, Butsugenji is supported solely by donations. There is no charge for any event. We rely on freely given offerings to support the teaching of Buddhadharma and daily functioning of the temple as a vehicle for practice.

Sustainable Impact Campaign

In November 2017, the Buddha Eye Temple launched our Sustainable Impact Campaign that seeks to further realize the vision of a broader community temple that was spelled out years ago. This campaign is an opportunity for the current sangha and the wider community to participate in that vision in many ways. For more information on the diverse ways to contribute time and money, please see the ways to give page.

Tax Deductions

Donations given to Buddha Eye are tax deductible, though personal donations to the priest are not. If you would like a letter at the end of each year acknowledging the amount you’ve given, please include a note with your donation.