Donations / Dana

This information is for old students, that is, those who have completed at least one 10-day course with SN Goenka or one of his assistant teachers.

All Courses Are Run Solely On A Donation Basis. 

All expenses are met by donations from OLD STUDENTS ONLY,   or those who have  completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, and wish to give others the same opportunity.

Neither the Teacher nor the assistant teachers receive remuneration; they and those who serve the courses volunteer their time.

Thus Vipassana is offered free from commercialization.

The Parami of Generosity

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 center 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.

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. Since 10-day courses have been suspended in 2017, all dana received will be used for building the new center in Tiaong, Quezon. Please go to our Center Development page for more information.

Donation and Loan Information: How to Give Dana

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 center 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 center. 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.

As there are no 10-day courses being offered right now, all your dana will be used for center development. 

There are a number of ways to donate to Vipassana Philippines:
 

  • Bank transfer - You can donate directly from your 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: Bank of the Philippine Islands
Account Name: Dhamma Phala Vipassana Philippines, Inc.     
Account Number: 006863113871
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM

Bank: 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 
  • 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. Click the button below to donate via Paypal now: insert button
  • Loans - 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.
  • Cash or Check - Attend the weekly group sittings and monthly 1-day courses and give dana in cash or check.
  • Donations from USA and Canada

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


Philippine Bank Donations

BANK: BPI Family Savings Bank

ACCOUNT NAME:  Dhamma Phala Vipassana Philippines, Inc.

ACCNT NO: 6861002975

SWIFT CODE: BOPIPHMM

Credit Card / Int'l Bank Donations

You may deposit money via PayPal using your bank account or Visa/MasterCard/AmEx and all other major credit/debit cards. PayPal donations take only a minute (or a few minutes for those who do not have an account) and are safe and secure.


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

Refunds
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!