937-244-1961 | 1570 S. 1st Avenue, suite I, Iowa City, IA 52240 | sangha@milarepaiowa.org

Donations, Membership and Gifts

Your Support is Needed!

In order to continue offering our activities, we need to have active involvement by all those who value having a Tibetan Buddhist Center in Iowa City.  In order to meet our monthly expenses of slightly more than $680 per month, we ask that you either make regular donations, or become a member of the Center.

Membership

The intention of the membership program is to create a strong community, to foster a sense of shared responsibility for supporting the Dharma and to encourage and support one another’s practice. Membership dues provide the center with a steady stream of income and will allow us to stabilize the center financially.

Membership Levels

  • Basic Membership:             $25 per month
  • Nurturing Membership:      $35 per month
  • Sustaining Membership:    $50 per month
  • Enduring Membership:       $100 per month

Membership Rights

  • All members have voting rights.  Each year we will have a sangha meeting in  which members will have an opportunity to vote for board members.
  • Members are entitled to attend all weekly classes without making an additional donation.

How to Contribute

There are 3 contribution methods available:

  1. Use our online donation method. 
  2. Put a check in our Donation Box or send it to us via regular mail:
    Please make checks payable to:  Milarepa Buddhist Center, 1570 S. 1st Avenue, suite I, Iowa City, IA 52240
  3. Hills Bank customers:  Direct Deposit available

Non-profit Status

Non-profit Status Information:  Milarepa Buddhist Center is registered as a non-profit religious organization with the State of Iowa. We are in the process of submitting our paperwork to become registered as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.

Alternatives to Financial Contribution

No-one will be turned away as a sangha member due to the inability to make a financial contribution at the levels listed above.  If your situation requires an alternative arrangement, please contact us.  We have work-study programs available for membership as well as partial payment plans. Scholarships for classes and other events are readily available. Please contact Ellen Marie at: sangha@milarepaiowa.org or text: 937-244-1961

Gifts or Contributions of Time

Of course, we also welcome and need contributions of your time as a volunteer!  Please let us know if you would be interested in helping with any of these areas: fundraising, special events, lama visits, children’s education, community service, instruction of yoga, tai chi or qigong or other energy modality.

The Milarepa Buddhist Center is registered as a non-profit religious organization with the State of Iowa. We are in the process of submitting our paperwork to become registered as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Monthly Expenses
lease:                             $625
Internet hosting             $15
Online Sales costs          $20

Printing                            $20
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Total Monthly Costs:  $680

 

Average Cost of Visiting Teacher:
Airfare:                $400
Offering               $400
Facility rental:       $50
Publicity:              $100
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Aprox Cost for Visiting Teachers:  $950