Donations

Support Palyul Changchub Dargyeling 

As a non-profit organization of Buddhist practitioners, Palyul Changchub Dargyeling relies on your financial support to bring the Tibetan Nyingma tradition to our nation's capitol. With your help, we can continue to rent our practice space, invite precious lamas, and provide other resources such as meditation classes, religious ceremonies, and tsog banquets. Additionally, your generosity supports our growing library of books, literature, and recordings. 

There are many ways that you can show your support of our mission. Whether you choose to become a member, sponsor a tsog, or donate items, you provide the essential resources that enable us to preserve the teachings of Lord Buddha and of our lineage masters for future generations.

•    Individual Membership

    Giving levels start at just $21 USD and offer a wealth of benefits such as advanced information and invitations to special events. Go to membership.

•   Sponsor a Tsog

    Sponsor a ritual feast in which practitioners meet to chant mantras and make offerings. Go to tsog.

•    Sponsor a Butter Lamp

    Butter lamps dispel darkness and their light symbolizes wisdom. Help shine a light to guide all beings. Go to butter lamp.

•    Practice Generosity

    We accept cash donations as well as donations of books, blessed items, and other valuable objects. Go to giving.

Please note that Palyul Changchub Dargyeling, Washington D.C. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization so all contributions are tax deductible in accordance with the law.


Palyul Changchub Dargyeling has prided itself for its low-key approach in asking for donations. We have decided to release that pride into the emptiness from which it came. Each year, your crucial financial gifts help cover our operating expenses. Please consider joining our sangha by becoming a member. All contributions are welcomed regardless of the amount, but monthly contributions are especially encouraged. We suggest a monthly membership of $21, $40, or $108 USD.

By becoming a member you will receive our newsletters about upcoming meetings, classes, and visits by precious lamas. You will receive a discount to the Mindful Hands shop. You will have priority scheduling to meet privately with as well as sharing dinner with visiting revered lamas.

You can become a member via credit card, PayPal, or check.

•   To make a monthly reoccurring donation via your credit card or PayPal account, click on the desired monthly dollar amount:


To enable an automated $21 monthly donation through PayPal, please click the SUBSCRIBE button below:  To enable an automated $40 monthly donation through PayPal, please click the SUBSCRIBE button below:To enable an automated $108 monthly donation through PayPal, please click the SUBSCRIBE button below: 

•   Or to make a one-time membership donations via your credit card or PayPal account, click on the button below:

•   Or make a check payable to PCD-DC and send it to PCD-DC c/o Mindful Hands Gallery; 211 King Street; Alexandria, Virginia 22314.





Sponsor a Tsog

 
Tsog Offerings
Palyul Changchub Dargyeling peforms a tsog on the tenth and twenty-fifth days of the lunar calendar (Guru Rinpoche Day and Dakini Day, respectively). We practice the One Hundred Deities sadhana with tsog. A "tsog" is a ritual banquet supplied by offerings of the participants. We typically bring offerings of flowers, finger foods, and non-alcoholic beverages.

You can sponsor you tsog right now via credit card, PayPal, or check. Sponsorships also make auspicious gifts, honor the deceased, create positive connections, and provide comfort and healing. We suggest a beginning amount of $30 USD.

•   You may donate via your credit card or PayPal account:

•   Or make a check payable to PCD-DC and send it to PCD-DC c/o Mindful Hands Gallery; 211 King Street; Alexandria, Virginia 22314.


Sponsor a Butterlamp

As it is said, in the second chapter of the Root Tantra of Chakrasamvara: "If you wish for sublime realization, offer hundreds of lights." Upon your donation, Palyul Changchub Dargeyling will place a butter lamp on our altar as an example of the generosity associated with your material offerings of light and oil.

You can sponsor one or more butter lamps right now via credit card, PayPal, or check. We suggest an amount of $10 USD per butter lamp. Sponsorships also make auspicious gifts, honor the deceased, create positive connections, and provide comfort and healing.

•   You may donate via your credit card or PayPal account:

•   Or make a check payable to PCD-DC and send it to PCD-DC c/o Mindful Hands Gallery; 211 King Street; Alexandria, Virginia 22314. 


Butter Lamp


Shakyamuni Buddha mentioned the 10 benefits of offering lights:

    One becomes like the light of the world.
    One achieves clairvoyance of the pure eye as a human.
    One achieves the Deva's eye.
    One receives the wisdom to discriminate virtue from non-virtue.
    One is able to eliminate the concept of inherent existence.
    One receives the illumination of wisdom.
    One is reborn as a human or deva.
    One receives great enjoyment wealth.
    One quickly becomes liberated.
    One quickly attains enlightenment.




Offerings to the Precious Ones 

The first perfection is the Dāna paramita which is generosity or the giving of oneself. You generous donations help to empower our goal — which is to offer the community and sangha a chance to practice, study, and discover the living Dharma within ourselves. You provide the foundation by which we can support each other in our practice and in our lives.

We thank you for your offering and promise to use it to the benefit of all sentient beings. May this act of generosity create merit to advance your spiritual practice.

•    You may donate via your credit card or PayPal account:

•   Or make a check payable to PCD-DC and send it to PCD-DC c/o Mindful Hands Gallery; 211 King Street; Alexandria, Virginia 22314. 

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