There’s no charge for One Mindful Breath events
All expenses of the One Mindful Breath event you take part in have been covered by the generosity of those who enjoyed previous events, and of course we want to be able to continue to offer more opportunities to practice, and learn. So that others may benefit, we welcome your dana – a koha – for the teachings, as well as a koha to support the community.
Because everything we offer is on the basis of dana, in this way we are helping to create an economy based on generosity. An acknowledgement of our interconnectedness and our interdependence, generosity has sustained dharma teachings since the time of Gotama, the Buddha, around 2,500 years ago.
Paying forward in this way, Your generosity will be greatly appreciated by people you may never meet
To understand the reasons we ask people to be generous rather than set a price, take a look at this blog post on the secular Buddhist website. The US meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg writes beautifully on the need to take a chance on generosity on the On Being blog here.
Whether you’re in Wellington or elsewhere, if you’ve found this website to be valuable, if you can make good use of any of the material freely offered here, or if you would like to encourage and support the concept of a secular dharma, you are invited to offer a donation.
Thanks to Aotearoa Buddhist Education Trust, support for One Mindful Breath can be offered by bank transfer to 38 9019 0064662 03. New Zealand taxpayers may be eligible to receive a tax rebate on your donations from the IRD; to get a receipt send the ABET administrator an email.
If you’d like to support One Mindful Breath with a regular donation by Payroll Giving through Aotearoa Buddhist Education Trust, download this form, complete it and hand it to the person at work who handles payroll.
With a VISA or MasterCard debit or credit card, you can donate to ABET for One Mindful Breath through Givealittle and get a receipt that may enable you to receive a tax rebate from the IRD. In the Comment box please type ‘One Mindful Breath’.
GENEROSITY is THE HABIT OF GIVING FREELY WITHOUT EXPECTING ANYTHING IN RETURN
Set up in 2009, Aotearoa Buddhist Education Trust enables more people to attend more retreats and workshops in New Zealand offered by highly-regarded secular insight meditation teachers, more often and more affordably. ABET is well worth supporting, in our view.
Supporting the teachers
You can also support One Mindful Breath teachers with donations to:
Alex Carr – 12 3174 0207662 00 • not a charitable donation
Linda Modaro – 38 9019 0064662 06
Martine & Stephen Batchelor – 38 9019 0064662 01
Ramsey Margolis – 02 1246 0675192 52 • not a charitable donation
secularbuddhism.org.nz – 1246 0675192 02 • not a charitable donation
Winton Higgins – 38 9019 0064662 05
All other teachers – 39 9019 0064662 03 with the teacher’s name as reference