All donations are tax-deductible. You can make a donation towards the purchase of the Monastery near Duncan in the following ways:
Before giving, the mind of the giver is happy.
While giving, the mind of the giver is made peaceful.
After having given, the mind of the giver is uplifted.
Anguttara Nikaya 3.6.37
Monthly pledges are critical to the development of the centre, because they give us a steady cash flow. This allows us to predict income to plan for projects, and to borrow funds. They can be made either via your bank account or by VISA/Mastercard.
The preferred method is through Chequing account monthly donations which are much easier to process and administer. Monthly donations through chequing account do not have changed expiry dates, and are not lost, stolen or replaced. They also do not incur processing charges. Credit card changes can be as high as 5% which is deducted from your monthly donation.
Please fill out one of the Monthly Pledge Donation Forms:
- Authorization for Monthly Auto Bank Payments
This is now a fillable PDF form. Please complete and save this form. Then send it by email to [email protected]
For further information or to contact the Dana Treasurer about this, email [email protected] A receipt for monthly pledges will be issued at the end of the year.
Monthly donations will continue until you tell us to stop. Simply email the Dana Treasurer to change or discontinue your monthly donation. When your credit card expires, the monthly donations will stop unless you renew by contacting the Dana Treasurer with your new expiry date.
You can donate one time or monthly online via CanadaHelps.org.
For the use of their services, CanadaHelps charges 3.9% per transaction
CanadaHelps is a registered charity that processes secure, online donations on behalf of charitable organizations like the Vancouver Island Vipassana Association. When you use this system, your credit card will be charged by CanadaHelps and funds will be transferred to the Vancouver Island Vipassana Association’s account. Within minutes of making a donation, you will receive an official electronic tax receipt by email.
Treasurer, Vancouver Island Vipassana Association
3137 Earl Grey St.
Victoria, V9A 1X1
Please include the address where you would like your receipt mailed. If you wish to set up a monthly cheque from your bank, you may e-mail the Dana Treasurer at [email protected]. An e-mail will be sent to let you know that your cheque has been received. You will receive one receipt for all of your donations for the year in January of the following year.
Thank you for the overwhelming support for the new Centre project. The need now is for Monthly Donations to demonstrate a healthy income Please use the link on this page to make a monthly donation.
To make a bequest to the Vancouver Island Vipassana Association, responsible for the Dhamma Modana centre near Lake Cowichan, you can use the following wording in your will:
“To give (dollar amount or the residue of my estate) to the Vancouver Island Vipassana Association, Charitable Registration 84166 1127 RR0001.”
For the Vipassana Foundation, responsible for Dhamma Surabhi centre, near Merritt:
“To give (dollar amount or residue of my estate) to Vipassana Foundation, Charitable Registration No. 13588 7867 RR0001”.
For general information about will bequests, please refer to http://www.dhamma.org/en/os/