Donations to the Centre

Our community is based on dāna, the Buddhist principle of generosity. As part of spreading the Buddha's teachings, we think it's important that we run our centre on the basis of dāna and aim to inspire a culture of giving.

We charge minimal amounts for our activities which we're able to do because so many people generously give money and time to establish and maintain everything we enjoy at the Mid Essex Buddhist Centre.

This page provides an overview of our costs and income, as well as information about how to give. Please help us buy our new home

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Bursary fund

Our Bursary fund allows us to support Mitras training for Ordination in financial needs towards the cost of their training for Ordination retreats.

Please clearly indicate that your donation is for the "Bursary Fund", Thank you.

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Where It Comes From

yearly average
Standing Orders + Gift Aid 65
Cash Donations 15
Gatherings, Retreats & Courses 10
Bookshop Profit 5
Fundraising 5

How You Can Help

Donations to the Mid Essex Buddhist Centre are very gratefully accepted. This helps us as a community to continue to offer our ongoing activities, including meditation instruction and encouragement to lead a creative and ethical life.

If you would like to provide support, the best way to help is by giving regularly by direct debit. You can set up a monthly standing donation yourself using PayPal below. Please make sure that you also fill in the Gift Aid information below. Thank you.

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Please clearly indicate what your donation is for (like "Bursary Fund" or "Donation" ...), Thank you.

Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer, the value of your donation can be increased by 25% under the Gift Aid scheme at no extra cost to you. This makes a significant difference, so if this applies to you, please help us by completing a Gift Aid declaration.

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