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Offering Dana

Offering Teacher Dana

Dana is a Pali word meaning “generosity.” As one of the six paramitas or “perfections,” the practice of generosity is an integral part of the Buddhist path. Dharma teachings are traditionally offered on the basis of dana which is offered to a teacher in recognition of the precious gift that has been given. When dana is offered, tendrel or “auspicious interdependence” is created between the teacher and the student.

Tara Mandala compensates teachers by only covering their travel and room and board while teaching. We sincerely love and appreciate our teachers and are grateful for the teachings they bring each year to our retreats.

Tara Mandala suggests a range of dana for each retreat, based on the number of days in which the retreat will take place. Your offering should be based on your individual capacity. Please offer as much as you comfortably can, which ensures the flourishing of Dharma for generations to come. There is an opportunity to give dana upon registration directly to the teacher(s) or at the end of each retreat, which is a special time of honoring what has been given and what has been received.

Dana can be offered through Paypal, check, or cash. A computer is available in the Temple for Paypal transactions or you may use your own device between 7:00 – 10:30pm in the community building. If you are coming to a retreat and want to offer Dana, we suggest a range between $30-50 per day of your retreat, however you may give more or less according to your capacity.

To offer Dana for your retreat, please look for your teachers’ name and PayPal information in the list below.

To give to our Resident Lama, Lama Tsultrim Allione, please use the following form:

Give Dana to Lama Tsultrim

If you have any questions, please email accounts@taramandala.org.

Give Dana to other teachers:

To give Dana, you must first have a PayPal account. Next, find the PayPal information of your teacher below. If your teacher has a PayPal.me page, click the “Give Dana Here” link to visit your teacher’s account directly. For teachers without a PayPal.me, log into your PayPal account and use the teacher’s email address provided to find their account.

Akiko Oncken

PayPal Name: Akiko Oncken (Hiladora, LLC)
Give Dana Here »

Alexis Slutzky

PayPal Name: Alexis Slutzky
Give Dana Here »

Anna Raithel

PayPal Name: Anna Raithel
Give Dana Here »

Cary Twomey

PayPal Name: Cary Twomey
Give Dana Here »

Christine Ho

PayPal Name: Christine Ho
PayPal Email: christinesho@netscape.net

Dana Price

PayPal Name:  Dana Price
Give Dana Here »

Debra Quayle

Paypal Name: Debra Quayle
Paypal Email: debravquayle@gmail.com

Ellen Booth Church

PayPal Name: Ellen Booth Church
Give Dana Here »

Erik Jampa Andersson

PayPal Name: Erik Andersson
Give Dana Here »

Erin Treat

PayPal Name: Erin Treat
Give Dana Here »

Jetthe Fabioola

PayPal Name: Jetthe Fabioola
Give Dana Here »

JoAnna Hardy

PayPal Name: JoAnna Hardy
PayPal Email: Joannahardy247@gmail.com

Karla Jackson-Brewer

PayPal Name:  Karla Jackson
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Khandro Noble

PayPal Name: Khandro Noble
Give Dana Here »

Khandro Tsering Drolkar

PayPal Name:  Khandro Tsering Drolkar
PayPal email: lamakarma1953@gmail.com

Drubpön Lama Karma

PayPal Name:  Drubpön Lama Karma
PayPal Email: lamakarma1953@gmail.com

Lama Rod Owens

PayPal Name: Lama Rod
Give Dana Here »

Lisa Erickson

PayPal Name:  LA Meditation
Give Dana Here »

Lopön Beth Lee Herbert

PayPal Name: Beth Lee Herbert
Give Dana Here »

Lopön Chandra Easton

PayPal Name:  Shunyata Yoga
Give Dana Here »

Lopön Charlotte Rotterdam

PayPal Name:  Charlotte Rotterdam
Give Dana Here »

Luke Hanley

PayPal Name: Luke Hanley
PayPal Email: hanleytranslations@gmail.com

MacAndrew Jack

PayPal Name: MacAndrew Jack
PayPal Email: macandrew1@mac.com

Marcia Meyers

PayPal Name:  Marcia Meyers
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Michael Meade

PayPal Name:  Michael Meade
Give Dana Here »

Nadine and Andrew Keller

PayPal Name: Nadine Keller
Give Dana Here »

Olivia Hoblitzelle

PayPal Name: Olivia Hoblitzelle
Give Dana Here »

Pieter Oosthuizen

PayPal Name:  Pieter Oosthuizen
Give Dana Here »

Polly Ryan

PayPal Name:  Polly Ryan
Give Dana Here »

Prema Dasara

PayPal Name: Tara Dhatu
PayPal Email: dancethegoddess@taradhatu.org

Ranjini George

PayPal Name:  Ranjini George
PayPal Email: ranjinigeorge@yahoo.com

Robin Gayle

PayPal Name: Robin Gayle
PayPal Email: robin.gayle@comcast.net

Scott Blossom & Lopön Chandra Easton

PayPal Name: Shunyata Yoga
Give Dana Here »

Sue Glumac

PayPal Name: Sue Glumac
PayPal Email: sueglu@cox.net

Susan Szpakowski

PayPal Name: Susan Szpakowski
Give Dana Here »

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