As a registered charity (#131021198RR0001) donations to Gaden Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Society are tax deductible. All donations are used for the purposes set out in the objects of our Society (click here for objects).
Please click here to make a donation through Canada Helps. Currently, you may donate to General Programming and Operations, Reserve Fund, Teacher Care Fund, Hosting Sangha Fund, or Kalachakra Fund.
Giving to Gaden Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Society in any form lets you direct your hard-earned resources toward supporting the values you hold most dear. Your generosity will ensure our Centre thrives for future generations.
Creating a Legacy Gift means planning or arranging for a donation now that will be given at a future time. Planned gifts are donated through a will and given when the donor passes away.
It’s good to consult your attorney or accountant as you plan for this. If you are considering a planned gift and would like to discuss this with someone at the Centre, please contact The Board President, Sarah Pearce at 780-479-0014 or email [email protected]
The Buddhism point of view is whatever we have, it is good to contribute to our spiritual community. When people make a financial donation, it will only be used for Dharma purposes to develop our Society which will help our community. When we help our community, it will grow and benefit many others for generations to come. They will get peace and happiness from joining us and studying with us. This is the right purpose of our Society. This is my goal.
Kushok Lobsang Dhamchöe
We appreciate your generosity, but please check with our Society office to 1) check if the Society can use your donation, and 2) obtain a Gift-in-Kind donation form so that a tax receipt may be issued. We currently have the following WISH LIST:
- Dharma van
- Gas range for kitchen
- Desktop computer
- Blinds for main floor windows
Shrine Room and Altar
- Tea lights
- Ghee butter for butter lamps
- Saffron threads
- Incense (Red Crystal)
- Black and white garbage bags
- White garbage bags with drawstrings
- Blue recycling garbage bags
- Toilet paper
- Paper towels
- Laundry detergent
- Dishwashing detergent
- Hand soap (unscented)
- Hand lotion (unscented)
- White vinegar
- Baking soda
- Loose tea (black, Lipton Yellow Label, Brooke Bond Red Label)
- Tea bags (Tetley, Red Rose)
- Herbal teas
Membership is a personal choice an individual makes to study and practise Buddhist philosophy as offered by Gaden Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Society.
By becoming a member of the Society a person demonstrates an intention to grow spiritually by attending the teachings, programs, and events and by offering assistance towards the operation of the Society. As a member of the Society, each individual agrees to follow and practise Buddhist principles in order to participate in the well-being of the Society as a whole.
If you are interested in becoming a Society member, please read our Membership Policy (click here) and Code of Conduct (click here), and then complete our Membership Application Form (click here). Please contact the Society office if you have any questions.
The operation of the Society depends entirely on the generous efforts of Society members and visitors who offer their time, skill, and effort.
Dharma service is considered an integral part of Buddhist practice. It is considered as a form of preliminary (Tibetan: ngöndro) practice since it is an opportunity to put the Dharma teachings into practice in order to grow spiritually as an individual and as a group.
Specific skills we are currently looking for are included in the following online survey: Skills and Interests Survey (click here)
Please contact [email protected] if you’re interested in volunteering, or see our TimeToSignUP link (click here).
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