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Donations

Your donation enables Triratna South East Buddhist Group to provide opportunities for all to practice meditation and study Buddhist teachings.

With the exception of an occasional grant, Triratna South East Buddhist Group's income comes solely from "dana" or donations.

Donations are used to:

  • pay for the hire of our meeting venues and costs of Sangha nights and events.

  • subsidise retreat costs for low or unwaged Sangha members.

  • enable order members and others to attend training events for the benefit of the Sangha.

  • cover essential administrative costs such as insurance, website, stationery etc.

Dana Bowl

A few months ago the TSEBG Trustees made one of our regular reviews of the sangha's finances. Returning to in person meetings after COVID has resulted in an increase in our running costs but, thanks to your generosity, the dana we are receiving is proving sufficient to cover these costs. Additionally, partly because of COVID and partly from their gradual build up over past years, we have accumulated an excess of funds of a few thousand pounds in our account. The Trustees felt it was important to consider what to do with this pot of money and, after much discussion, chose to donate it to three Triratna organisations that also support the work that we do for our sangha members. 

 

We have been delighted to be able to make a donation of £2,000 to Rivendell Retreat centre, our local retreat centre that creates the space and right environment for our sangha retreats and for deepening our practices. The Rivendell team has put this towards their Garden Appeal - replacing rotten garden furniture and replanting many new plants. The rest will be put towards the creation of a downstairs wet room for those who need easier access to the bathrooms.

 

Our second beneficiary of £1000 was the Buddhist Centre Online. We chose this because a number of people from our sangha regularly tune into their 7:30 daily meditation sessions and take part in the online retreats and access so much of the Dharma for free.

 

Finally we have given £250 to Windhorse Publications, to sponsor the publication of their forthcoming title "Approaching Enlightenment: a guidebook for Buddhist ritual". When it is published, we will receive copies of the book for each of the three sangha's to add to their libraries.

 

None of this would be possible without your ongoing and generous dana, so thank you very much indeed. While our primary purpose is to enable our own sangha to flourish, it is delightful to be able to also support other parts of Triratna who make our own Buddhist paths so rich.

Trustees and members of TSEBG on the benches Mokshaghosha has bought for Rivendell with our gift.

New benches at Rivendell
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Name: Triratna South East Buddhist Group
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Account number: 67231935

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