Sustaining Sangha

Become a Sustaining Sangha Member

Sustaining Sangha is the financial life-blood of our organization, providing reliable income for our operations. Become a Sustaining Sangha member by pledging what you can on a monthly basis. 

Sustaining Sangha is the everyday love that keeps Tara Mandala alive, and it forms the pillars that support the roof over the Sangha.

“For me being a Sustaining Sangha member is about a heart connection with Tara Mandala. I feel very strongly about it.”   — Tara Mandala Sustaining Sangha Member

Similar to other Buddhist retreat centers, revenue from Tara Mandala’s retreat fees do not fully cover organizational operating expenses. Continued philanthropic gifts to Tara Mandala support all that is unique about Tara Mandala, including:

  • Ongoing residential programs for the greater sangha, staff and living dharma volunteers
  • Support towards staff salaries
  • Development of year-round Living Dharma Volunteer Program. The program provides housing, food, year-round resident teachings, trainings, and courses for LDVs.
  • Development of our online programs to support the spreading of the teachings to those who may not be able to come to Tara Mandala
  • Cultivation of a deep practice community and global sangha, including the development of the Satellite Sangha Program
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Membership Levels and Benefits

Friend of Tara Mandala

Support:  $10/month to $29/month

Benefits: 

  • 10% Off one Online Course per year
  • 5% Off Camping or Dorm Yurt accommodations for one Retreat per year*
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Supporting Member

Support: $30/month to $59/month

Benefits:

  • 15% Off one Online Course per year
  • 5% Off Camping or Dorm Yurt accommodations for one Retreat per year*
  • 10% Off Digital Downloads in the Tara Mandala Online Store
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Sustaining Member

Support:  $60/month to $89/month

Benefit:

  • 15% Off two Online Courses per year
  • 5% Off Camping or Dorm Yurt accommodations for one Retreat per year*
  • 1 Free Digital Downloads in the Tara Mandala Online Store
  • 10% off additional Digital Downloads in the Tara Mandala Online Store
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Sponsor

Support: $90/month to $199/month

Benefits:

  • One Free Online Course per year
  • 5% off Camping, Dorm Yurt, or a Prajna Double Room for one Retreat per year*
  • 2 Free Digital Downloads from the Tara Mandala Online Store
  • 10% off additional Digital Downloads from the Tara Mandala Online Store
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Ally

Support: $200/month to $499/month

Benefits:

  • Two Free Online Courses per year
  • 5% Off Camping, Dorm Yurt, or any Prajna Room for one Retreat per year*
  • 10% Off one week of Solitary Retreat in a Cabin or Prajna*
  • 3 Free Digital Downloads in the Tara Mandala Online Store
  • 10% off additional Digital Downloads from the Tara Mandala Online Store
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Benefactor

Support: $500/month to $999/month

Benefits:

  • Free Access to all Online Courses
  • 5% Off Camping, Dorm Yurt, or any Prajna room for one Retreat per year*
  • 50% Off one week of Solitary Retreat in a Cabin or Prajna Residence Hall*
  • 5 Free Digital Downloads from the Tara Mandala Online Store
  • 10% off additional Digital Downloads in Tara Mandala Online Store
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Bodhisattva

Support: $1000/month or more

Benefits:

  • Free Access to all Online Courses
  • 50% Off Camping, Dorm Yurt, or any Prajna room for one Retreat per year*
  • Free week of Solitary Retreat in a Cabin or Prajna Residence Hall*
  • Free access to all digital downloads in Tara Mandala Online Store
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* Availability of desired lodging option allowing. All retreats are booked on a first come, first serve basis.