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 and center operations. This includes food, utilities, supplies, and maintenance. 

Donations from USA and Canada

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


Philippine Bank Donations

BANK: BPI Family Savings Bank

ACCNT NAME:  S.N. GOENKA 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.


For any questions or concerns about donating, you may reach us at:

Call: 6326506 / 4786512
Text: (+63) 917 8676408 / (+63) 916 9708578
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