The Birmingham Buddhist Centre runs on generosity.
All teachers and class teams offer their time, skills and experience voluntarily. Everyone employed by us is paid a ‘support’ package which covers basic financial needs (food, rent, etc.), with a little extra for spending and travel. On this basis people give what they can and take what they need. Generosity therefore is our principal motivation, rather than status or the accumulation of wealth.
We are keen to develop this culture of generosity (‘dana’), so you will see that many of our events are free, but with an invitation to give what you can. See Maitrisara talking about our culture of generosity on YouTube.
This culture of generosity extends to all aspects of the Buddhist Centre. For example, there are many opportunities to volunteer and we encourage any involvement from people who would like to contribute – from opening the door to cleaning the shrine rooms.
Generosity is a virtue that is highly regarded in Buddhism and we hope that this quality is brought to the fore at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre. In particular we hope that, if attending one of our free events, you will feel able to contribute appropriately to our running costs. Donations may be made by cash, cheque or card. You may also Gift Aid your donation if you are a UK taxpayer (subject to few conditions which we describe on the Gift Aid form).
If you would like to make a donation now by card, please where you can also Gift Aid your one-off or regular donation.
Regular donations by standing order
If you would like to make a regular donation by standing order, please ask the Buddhist Centre office to email you our bank details and a Gift Aid declaration to be completed and emailed back to us (UK taxpayers only). Gift Aid can increase the value of your doination by 25% at no cost to you.
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Leaving a legacy
If you would like to include the Birmingham Buddhist Centre in your will, click here or please ask the Buddhist Centre office for a copy of our leaflet on leaving a legacy.