Why become a Member?
What does my contribution do?
Are my donations responsibly accounted for?
Helping the Dharma to flourish
We have been changing the lives of people for more than 30 years. Through our programs, classes, and retreats we are constantly touching lives where it matters most… the heart.
Our donors come from all walks of life but they most of them share one thing: Vajrapani has helped transform their life.
"I donated to Vajrapani because I wanted to support a unique oasis that allows individuals to investigate or practice the Dharma. It was also deeply important to me to support the team at Vajrapani, who with their their open-hearts, enthusiasm and dedication, always seem to be available to help retreatants along our path. It is different from other retreat centers as there is a coziness and a dedication to practice here, which supports the practice..."
"Vajrapani means so much to me. It provides an oasis that can only be experienced by being there. The combination of the staff and the retreatants' open-hearts, warmth and enthusiasm fosters a very special, fertile environment to investigate and practice the Dharma. This, of course, goes without saying how the authentic teachings offered at Vajrapani are to be treasured. It is remarkable the high lamas they have been able to attract to teach at Vajrapani. Long live Vajrapani Institute." - Daisy K.
Joining our Community
Our members are the foundation of our fiscal wellbeing. They help make sure that the lights stay on and that we can always provide another cushion for the curious.
These are people who, for less than the cost of one coffee a day, choose to support us every month instead of Starbucks, Wal Mart, Exxon or the like.
"I have been a member of Vajrapani--since the very beginning. I was there for the ground-breaking and for the first course and for Lama Yeshe's teachings...etc. I have done retreat at Vajrapani and so have hundreds of others. It is the best possible thing I can do with my money-- to put it to work for the greater good and to fulfill Lama Yeshe's vision. It is a sacred place created by many sentient beings and blessed by the presence of many great teachers." - Judith W.
Membership creates the cause for you to come visit us again and again. You'll also receive discounts on all of our programs and bookstore purchases.
Some membership levels even offer FREE attendance at our group retreats and courses. Becoming a member is the best way to support us. Become a member and come join us today!
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Your Donations Count!
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that relies on your donations.
We are dedicated to creating a more compassionate and wise society through the transformative power of retreat. One by one, the people who come here are given the conditions necessary to completely re-orient their lives.
Our work and activities allow:
- Patience to replace anger
- Generosity to replace greed
- Compassion to replace selfishness
- Wisdom to replace ignorance
By this work our whole society is slowly transformed to create happier families, enlightened businesses, and harmonious communities through the inner transformation of individuals.
How We Use Your Money
We and the FPMT have strict guidelines when it comes to the use of funds donated to us. One of the heaviest negative karmic activities is the misappropriation of resources belonging to the Sangha or spiritual community.
Therefore, your money will be:
- Carefully tracked and accounted for.
- Used ONLY for its intended purpose unless explicit permission is given by you.
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