Dana - The Parami Of Generosity



According to the tradition of pure Dhamma, courses are run solely on a donation basis. Donations are accepted only from old students, that is, those who have completed at least one course with S. N. Goenka or one of his assistant teachers.

Donations may be received only from people who have realized for themselves the benefits of Dhamma. Then, giving a donation becomes a part of the practice. Being an old student you may wish to share with others the benefits that you have received from Dhamma. Even a very small donation can reflect the proper understanding of wishing to give at least something for someone else. This understanding deepens when one realizes that not only is it important to give a donation, but it should be in line with one's capacity to give. 

This capacity will naturally be different for each person, but the wish to help others should be the same. 

These donations are the only source of funding for courses in this tradition around the world. There is no wealthy foundation or individual sponsoring them. Neither the teachers nor the organizers receive any kind of payment for their service. Thus, the spread of Dhamma is carried out with purity of purpose, free from any commercialism. Therefore, whether your donation be large or small, let it be with the pure volition: "Because someone else has donated, I have been able to learn Dhamma to purify my mind. I would like others to continue to have the same opportunity. Therefore, let me give something for the benefit of others, according to my means."

How Dana is Used

Donations given at the end of a course and other general dana are used to finance future courses, operations and center development. This includes food, utilities, supplies, and maintenance. 10-day courses have been suspended since 2017, so all dana received will be used for building the new center in Tiaong, Quezon. Please go to our Center Development page for more information.

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Donation for Center development

After a 10-year search, Dhamma Phala has found its final destination: a 3-hectare piece of land in Tiaong, a 2.5 hour drive south of Manila in Quezon province. The building of the first permanent Vipassana meditation center in the Philippines is underway!

Click here to learn more about center development.

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Donations for courses

Dhamma Phala Vipassana Philippines, Inc. runs the operations and the courses of Vipassana as taught by S.N. Goenka in the Philippines. Course dana is used to cover the day-to-day costs of running the center. As there are no 10-day courses being offered right now, all your dana will be used for center development. 

Scroll down to learn more on ways to give dana.


Ways to Donate

There are many ways to donate to Dhamma Phala. An official receipt will be given to you for your records.

Bank transfer 

You can donate directly from your BPI or BDO bank account by setting up a transfer using online banking, mobile banking or in a branch. This can be done as a one-off donation or set up as a regular donation (e.g. monthly). Online fund transfer and mobile fund transfers using BDO Online or BDO mobile app are fee-free and can be received in real time.

*NOTE: Our BPI Account under the name of S.N. Goenka Vipassana Philippines is now CLOSED. We have opened a new one under our NEW organization name. 

Peso Bank Account

Bank of the Philippine Island - Family Savings Bank
Account Name: Dhamma Phala Vipassana Philippines, Inc.     
Account Number: 006863113871
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM

Banco De Oro
Account Name: Dhamma Phala Vipassana Philippines, Inc.     
Account Number: 8658004409
Swift Code: BNORPHMM

US Dollar Account

Bank: Banco De Oro
Account Name: Dhamma Phala Vipassana Philippines, Inc.
Account Number: 108650008696
Swift Code: BNORPHMM 

Online Donations via Paypal/Credit/Debit card

You can make a secure donation from anywhere around the globe using your Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover credit card via PayPal. PayPal donations take only a minute (or a few minutes for those who do not have an account) and are safe and secure. Click the button below to donate via Paypal now: 

Donations from USA and Canada

Ms. Anh Huynh helps in collecting donations from USA and Canada to help you save on bank transfer fees. Please contact Anh at: vipassana.viet@gmail.com (email) or  510-747-8123 (phone).

Cash or Check

Attend the weekly group sittings and monthly 1-day courses and give dana in cash or check. You may also mail or deliver the check to our office: 26 Nova Scotia Street, Loyola Grand Villas, Marikina City.


Interest-free or low-interest loans can be made to Dhamma Phala. These loans will be used to develop the first permanent Vipassana center in the Philippines! Contact finance@phala.dhamma.org to discuss options, terms and conditions.

Charitable bequest 

As an old student you may wish to include the center in your will in order to further the spread of Dhamma. Please remember, however, that your enthusiasm to give in this manner should also be tempered by the understanding that this tradition wants you to give highest priority to the welfare and harmony of your family. Such a charitable bequest should only be made after much careful consideration. Contact finance@phala.dhamma.org for more information.

If you have any queries about donations or center finances, please email: finance@phala.dhamma.org

If an error has been made and an incorrect donation amount has been debited from your account, please contact us at finance@phala.dhamma.org. Please provide your name and address, outlining the date and amount of the transaction and the nature of the mistake, and we will make a reimbursement accordingly.

May all beings benefit from Dhamma!