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Become a Supporting Member of Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Institute

"Why Become a Saraha Member?"

Become a member to join the community of Saraha supporters and volunteers in spreading peace, love and Dharma in the world and offer much-needed financial support. Saraha is a registered 501(c)(3) status non-profit organization. So your membership payments are a donation, and should be eligible for tax deduction. Your monthly donation will directly help support the Institute. 

"Saraha's Economy - regularity is much needed"

Between our regular daily activities, special events, community outreach and Saraha Children's School we are doing many things now. You can find a record of these events and programs elsewhere on this website. Starting from scratch in 2011, it is really amazing what we have accomplished here in in a few short years.  It is extremely joyful. We want to do even more. With your help we will.

Currently, most of our income comes from either outlying, unique donations, or donations connected with special events at the Institute. Unique donations are wonderful and rare, but special events, although frequent, are economically unpredictable, occasionally not entirely paying for themselves. Expenses of course, including energy, insurance etc., are relentlessly regular and relentlessly predictable. We need to bridge the gap. It is therefore very important to us that we create a stable, ongoing monthly income stream to enable us to pay our basic costs of running the Institute. Straight up, that is why we need your help to become a member and help us create financial continuity and stable base for Saraha.

You can offer monthly by clicking the payment buttons on this page. If you want to create a membership with monthly payment of more than the base rates, please contact the office at (541)359-3588 or email to to set that up.

Oh, and becoming a member has benefits, in addition to good feeling & good karma. Members get:

  • tax-deductions for membership donations
  • a Saraha White Crow membership society welcome letter and ID card...
  • automatic enrollment to the Saraha mailing list and Arrow newsletter
  • a new friendly member email-pal relationship with Saraha membership coordinator, Ming
  • invitation to monthly member meetings at Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Institute
  • the ability to purchase the nifty GREX membership t-shirt for only $10 (regularly $25)
  • unique member access and check-out privileges to Saraha's large onsite Buddhist library of English and Tibetan language texts...
  • free attendance or substantial discounts at Saraha to onsite Dharma classes, such as Tibetan Language class
  • 10% discount on the cost of donations for special events, including retreats *annual savings can easily exceed membership costs ...
  • 10% discount on purchases at the local and ONLINE Dharma treasure emporium, Potala Gate (yowser, CLICK HERE) * savings can easily exceed membership costs ...

In one year, any one of these benefits can easily exceed your entire annual membership fee.  Plus all the love and good karma. So, please join. Please help Saraha by becoming a member....

Here are the membership rates, links for auto signup on the right (or below) ...


Membership fees are non-refundable, but membership can be terminated (or renewed) at any time.

Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Institute is a registered tax-exempt, non-profit religious organization. Your kind donation will be tax-deductible to the full extent allowed.

Saraha Monthly Membership : Student
You can be billed up to $10.00 USD
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Saraha Monthly Membership : Individual
You can be billed up to $15.00 USD
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Saraha Monthly Membership : Family
You can be billed up to $25.00 USD
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The Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Institute was founded in August of 2011 under the leadership of three Tibetan Buddhist teachers: Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, Lama Tsering Gyaltsen and Lama Sonam Tsering. 

An account of how this came about can be found in this article published in the Northwest Dharma News online magazine HERE.

Saraha was created as a Buddhist educational and practice facility according the specific vision and intention of its founding directors.

 Click HERE to read the Vision Statement of the Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Institute

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