Donations

Sitagu Buddha Vihara was developed and is sustained entirely through the generous donations as well as the labor of a large and dispersed community. Sitagu Buddha Vihara is indeed a fertile field of merit.

Each donation to the Sitagu Buddha Vihara is matched by enormous appreciation on the part of all of those who benefit from the Vihara. This appreciation begins with the sangha who are housed here and given a peaceful and inspirational rural setting and the most supportive facilities in which they can practice, study, teach, provide the pastoral needs of the Sitagu community and reach out beyond through lecture appearances, writing, good works, etc. This appreciation includes the many yogis who are able to come here for retreat or for private practice and study and be housed for periods of time at no cost to themselves. It includes the many visitors to the vihara, from tourists and art students to newcomers to Buddhism who can enjoy and be inspired by some of the best Buddhist art and architecture in the country and come away knowing more about Burma and its culture. And it includes those who enjoy visiting, picknicking, attending festivals, sitting and walking in a setting both beautiful and wholesome for adults and children alike. Sitagu Vihara moreover stands as an oasis, a place of peace and force for good in a troubled and turbulent world. Casual visitors and neighbors and even people that read about us in the newspaper are glad we are here.

Sitagu Buddha Vihara is indeed a fertile field of merit because it brings great benefit in fullfilling its mission of supporting and propogating the Buddha sasana in America.

How to Donate

These are some of the ways in which donations can be made:
Current meal donors (July '16): page 1, page 2.