Donation for Teachings
These are offered freely and are priceless. When you attend a meeting your donations at the meeting support the continued offering of the Buddha's teachings.
Even when you are unable to attend you will benefit from the offerings made via email and will have the opportunity to support the teachings by donating at the link below.
Donations for Operating Expenses
To help support our practice, please make a generous donation to our operating expenses.
In the spirit of sangha and generosity, we ask for your support towards the rent for our Thursday night meeting space. (Richard and Adrienne generously open their space to us at Katonah Healing Arts on Sundays on a dāna basis.)
Twice a year, we collect money to pay the rent for the next 6 months. We pay $215 a month for the use of Katonah Yoga on Thursday nights. We ask that the yogis who attend on a regular basis each contribute $65-$90. (Of course you're invited to contribute no matter how often you attend.) The total to be collected each time is $1300. The studio is not run to make a profit, and all things considered, it is not an excessive charge for Westchester County. It works out to less than $5.00 an evening.
There are other operating expenses incurred including expenses for Day Long Retreats which are offered periodically throughout the year.
There are many ways we come together as a community to support each other. One of them is financially. Thank you to everyone who contributes financially.
Other ways of supporting community include bringing flowers for the altar, tidying up before and after sits, setting up before each sitting, putting cushions away after each sitting, and of course, by our presence at each sitting. In a community like ours those who have access to more financial resources can help to support those who do not. So if you can contribute more, please consider doing so. Please know that if a $65-$90 contribution at this time is prohibitive, any contribution (financial or otherwise) is welcome and most appreciated.
You may now use PayPal to make a donation to our operating expenses. Use the button below. We also put out a basket during the months of April and October on Thursdays and Sundays. If you will not be at the sittings when we are collecting and would like to offer support, you can use PayPal or write a check. Please make check payable to "Richard Smith." You may bring a check to a sitting or mail it to: Richard Smith, 15 Parkway, Katonah, NY 10536