Supporting Tara Mandala
Tara Mandala is a tax-exempt non-profit 501c3 organization. Through the generosity of our global Sangha, Tara Mandala has grown significantly since its birth in 1993 into a vibrant international community of practitioners and a beacon of the empowered feminine and sacred masculine in our world.
Each year, donations support the vital work of Tara Mandala to bring insights and awareness of Buddhist practice and the sacred feminine to a growing global community. With approximately 50% to 75% of Tara Mandala’s funding coming from donations, we rely on the generosity of our Sangha and donors to bring Lama Tsultrim’s vision to life each year.
There are a number of ways for individuals to support Tara Mandala and its mission. These charitable gifts help us provide access to retreats, offer sustainable wages and benefits to our staff, maintain the temple and other buildings, retreat cabins and land, develop new programs, offer scholarships, expand virtual and online offerings, among other projects — all of which support Tara Mandala’s role as a leading light for Buddhism and the empowered and sacred feminine and masculine in the world.
Sponsorships & Offerings
By offering to sponsor butterlamps, Tsog, prayer requests and Zhitro for the deceased, flowers and more, you can engage in the daily and weekly practices of the Tara Mandala Sangha and make offerings in honor and recognition of those you love and events that are important to you.
Scholarships & Monastic Support
Due to the generosity of others, we are able to offer scholarships towards retreats and online programs, as well as a new initiative to support monastics who have dedicated their lives to practice and service in our lineage.
Temple Projects & Library
Tara Mandala is situated on 700 acres of land with a few buildings, retreat cabins, staff housing and the trikaya temple, which was completed in 2009. The upkeep and maintenance of our buildings, temple and the continual stewardship of this sacred land is a continual need. Currently, we have many repairs to the temple’s exterior and plumbing to make, as well as upgrade our leach field and create a water purification system.
Sustainability & Legacy Circle
The David Petit Sustainability fund was created to stabilize the operations and capital needs each year. The Legacy Circle is an opportunity to ensure your legacy also includes Tara Mandala ensuring the future of our organization and opportunities for others to find an authentic Dharma in the west.
The practice of offering dana, which is a Pali and Sanskrit term that means “generosity,” dates back 2600 years in Buddhist history. It is a traditional offering of student to teacher and a symbol of appreciation, gratitude and reciprocity for receiving the precious teachings.