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Generosity at Saraha

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Generosity is one of the main practices of Buddhism.  Three categories of generosity are traditionally defined;  the giving of material aid, the giving of refuge from fear, and the giving of Dharma teachings.  Of these three, the giving of Dharma is considered supreme, because Buddhadharma ultimately encompasses the antidote to all types of suffering.  

At Saraha we aim especially to cultivate the giving of the Dharma, honestly addressing the practice and methods of the Dharma ourselves, and continuously expanding the expression of our giving. We are doing this now by creating and opening the Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Temple,  collecting Dharma resources, initiating classes and conducting special events. Our next step will include developments in all these areas.

We invite you to join us, and together with us make our sincere effort to accomplish these aims successful.  Please support this effort.  Please donate to Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Institute. 

As is always the case, our ability to accomplish our goals depends not only on our effort and intentions, but on our circumstances and resources as well. This is by no means idle philosophy. As a non-profit religious organization, the Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Institute relies mainly on the generosity of others to progress. 

If you are interested, intrigued or questioning, please contact us to let us answer your questions.  If your mind is already made up, and you would like to support our effort, either by cash donation, sponsorship, material offerings or volunteer work, here are some ideas for help that we could use right now:

  • Sponsorship of: Debt retirement, Operating costs, Special Events.
  • Donations of Materials: Tools, Technology, Landscaping Supplies. Building Materials.
  • Volunteer Opportunities for: Contractors, Carpenters, Electricians, Technicians, Landscapers, Plumbers, Painters, Artists, the Handy.

See our Generosity Registry on this page for a few specific items we are now accepting donations for.  Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Institute is a federally registered 501(c)(3) religious organization.  Your donations to Saraha should be liable for tax-deduction to the maximum allowed extent.

Ways to donate:

  • by secure online electronic transfer, via Paypal, by clicking this button:    
  • by check, made out to Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Institute, and mailed to our mailing address below.
  • for cash, goods or services, please contact our office at:

Mailing Address

Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Temple
1430 Willamette St., #37
#37 Eugene, OR 97401
USA

Tel:  (541)359-3588
Email: info@saraha.org

We hope that through the key point of radiant kindness that is generosity through the Dharma, you and we both will become and always be of benefit to others.


  • Sponsorship of: Debt retirement, Operating costs, Special Events.
  • Donations of Materials: Tools, Technology, Landscaping Supplies. Building Materials.
  • Volunteer Opportunities for: Contractors, Carpenters, Electricians, Technicians, Landscapers, Plumbers, Painters, Artists, the Handy.
  • Sponsorship of: Debt retirement, Operating costs, Special Events.
  • Donations of Materials: Tools, Technology, Landscaping Supplies. Building Materials.
  • Volunteer Opportunities for: Contractors, Carpenters, Electricians, Technicians, Landscapers, Plumbers, Painters, Artists, the Handy.
  • Generosity Registry

    Shrine Room Wooden Flooring
    Cost: Not Cheap
    Description: 

    We think Saraha's 2,600 square foot main shrine room is beautiful in every way, but, with the building its aging blue carpet, which is at the end of its rope.  Please help us make a much more beautiful shrine by finding and funding the right wood floor to make it shine!

    Donate Now

    There Will Soon Be Another Item Here
    Cost: $ to be determined.
    Description: 

    And there will also be a description.

    Donate Now


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