Financial Outlook

DNKL is dedicated to providing pure and authentic teachings of the Buddha in a beautiful, rural setting. According to our tradition, Dharma teachings are always free.

Since there is no endowment for the center, DNKL relies on contributions from our community and members to pay our bills, and enable us to continue to host regular and special activities.

DNKL humbly asks for your financial support, as a monthly pledge or one-time donation, to ensure we are able to continue offering classes, host activities and to undertake new projects.

Here are just a few activities our DNKL community has supported this year:

  • Nepal earthquake relief
  • New roof for DNKL monastery
  • Concert celebrating Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday
  • Summer Children’s Retreat for Tibetan refugees
  • Mindfulness and Compassion in the Classroom seminar for educators at WCSU in Danbury, CT
  • Support for Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche’s retreat
  • Living expenses for monks living at DNKL
  • Support young student monks living in India
  • Progress toward raising funds required to build a new debate courtyard and classrooms at Sera Mey monastery in India

We ask that you pledge your monthly support to provide DNKL with the means to sustain our activities this year and in the coming years. Not only will this enable the continuation of classes, community events and provide opportunities to help others, but as a pledged member of DNKL you will be invited to a special Member’s Event in the coming year.

Individual donations are requested to sponsor special needs at DNKL. These include:

  • Complete the DNKL temple expansion and monastery renovation
  • Healthcare and books for young monks in India
  • Replace DNKL’s water purification system
  • Develop a monthly children’s program
  • Install yurts for private and small group retreats

We welcome your inquiries, comments and offers to volunteer at any time. Please contact Attn: DNKL Board.

Many thanks for your contributions to our growing center. We rejoice in your generosity, and pray for your future happiness, health and well-being.

In dharma and with palms together,

The DNKL Board of Directors