Finances

According to the tradition of pure Dhamma, courses are run solely on a donation basis. Having completed a Vipassana course, you naturally wish to share with others the benefits that you have received. Giving dana in this way builds one’s qualities of selflessness and generosity and helps the centre to continue offering courses.

People have different means, but even a small donation reflects your desire to help someone else to learn Dhamma. These donations from students are the only source of funding for Vipassana courses in this tradition. There is no wealthy foundation or individual sponsoring the centre. Neither the teachers nor the trustees receive any payment for their service. Thus, the spread of Dhamma is carried out with purity of purpose, free from any commercialism.

How to donate

Direct Deposits

Donations can be to the General Fund, for the running of courses or the Building Fund (which is tax-deductible) for the building of more facilities.

You can make a direct deposit into the Vipassana Charitable Foundation WA bank accounts.
Bank account details are:

Bankwest

General Fund:
BSB 306-076
Acc 419 4444

Building Fund:
BSB 306-044
Acc 028 9599

Please advise the treasurer so that a receipt can be arranged, email info@padipa.dhamma.org, attention Treasurer. All donations to the Building Fund are tax deductible in Australia.

Regular monthly donations

Regular monthly donations can help finance loans, for example for land, the building of the new pagoda cells or accommodation. Please fill out a Dana Pledge Form, and mail it to the Treasurer. Receipting of donations is done monthly, but unless you advise otherwise, the receipts are held as a batch to be sent to you at the end of the financial year.

Vipassana Meditation Centre Treasurer
May all beings benefit from Dhamma