Our Sponsorship Program
Each week, Blue Cliff Zen Center offers five meditation practice sessions for the community. In keeping with the tradition of Dana*, there is no charge for this service; we rely solely on freely given donations. The offerings received in our donation box, while greatly appreciated and needed, only cover a portion of the Zen Center’s operating costs. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Blue Cliff Zen Center requires dedicated sponsorship. By making a small monthly tax-deductible contribution you can make a meditation session possible.
You may dedicate the session you sponsor to the memory of a loved one or to a cause that is meaningful to you. You may also team up with friends and sponsor a session together. This steady support nourishes Blue Cliff Zen Center, our mission and our community.
Step 1: Pick A Session To Sponsor
Each week, Blue Cliff Zen Center facilitates five meditation practice sessions for our local community.
- Tuesday morning
- Thursday morning
- Wednesday noon
- Friday evening
- Sunday evening
Check the calendar at the bottom of this page for open spots and email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know which meditation session you’d like to sponsor. Please let us know how you’d like your name and/or dedication to appear.
Step 2: Set Up Your Monthly Donation
Option A: Click donate to take you to the secure Paypal website. Enter the amount of your monthly sponsorship and select “make this a monthly donation”.
Option B: Email email@example.com and we will send you the ACH form for direct contribution using your checking or savings account.
*By giving freely of our time, knowledge, and resources for the benefit of others, we awaken through the act of generosity. This fundamental Buddhist practice, known as Dana, is at the core of our practice. Without the gift of alms, our teachers would be unable to share with us the Dharma and we would be unable to practice at our Zen center together. Your generosity is both greatly appreciated and a vital aspect of our tradition.
The calendar is maintained by Blue Cliff Zen Center. Your name will appear here and on the wall calendar at the Zen center once you’ve completed step 1 and step 2. Thanks so much!