Dana means generosity

Insight Santa Cruz continues a 2,600-year-old Buddhist tradition of providing the teachings freely to all who are interested. In over thirty years, we have never charged for our programs. Financial support comes from the generosity of our community and others who value what we offer. When you attend a sit or program you have the opportunity to practice generosity by offering dana to support both the sangha and the teacher.

Sangha Dana

Sangha online dana

A contribution to the Sangha supports the center’s operating costs, including rent, and the Guiding Teacher. Dana can be given online, or by mail. Gifts to ISC are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Teacher Dana

Teacher online dana

Insight Santa Cruz teachers are volunteers that donate their time to lead sits and classes. To express appreciation, a gift to the teacher can be made online. Please note that dana gifted to an individual is not tax-deductible.

More About Giving

Other ways to give

From stock transfers to retail loyalty programs, there are a number of other ways you can financially support Insight Santa Cruz. For questions about any of these programs, contact ISC’s Treasurer.

Frequently Asked Questions about online dana are answered here.