Generosity brings happiness at every stage of its' expression. We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous. We experience joy in the actual act of giving something. And we experience joy in remembering the fact that we have given.~ The Buddha
In the Buddhist tradition, the teachings are considered so precious as to be priceless. Thus they are given freely, with the opportunity to offer voluntary donations, or dana. Dana is the ancient Pali word for "spontaneous generosity of the heart." Dana both supports IMCW and plays a central role in the spiritual life of a dharma practitioner.
Generosity is the first of the ten paramis, or qualities of character, to be perfected in spiritual life. The very act of giving benefits the person who gives, for it opens the heart, lessens self-absorption, and serves the well being of others. Simply offering a small favor, a kind thought, a meal, or a flower may be a sincere form of spiritual practice. To offer service as Dana, please see our volunteering page.
All donations to IMCW are fully tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. IMCW is registered as a tax exempt, non-profit religious organization with the State of Maryland tax.
Year-End Donation Acknowledgements/IRS Receipts
We are currently having trouble with the donor acknowledgement system and will have it fixed as soon as possible. In the meantime, please contact Anne Adams Green at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
IMCW is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID #52-2016933
We welcome any financial questions you may have. Please contact IMCW with any questions.
One-time or recurring donation online by credit card or check via PayPal
We are able to accept online donations with your credit card or check via PayPal. Please remember that only the "General" designation is tax deductible. Choose a designation and click the button to continue. You will be able to leave us a note, as well.
Donations by check
Checks can be made out to IMCW and sent to:
P.O. Box 3
Cabin John, MD 20818
Thank you again for your generosity. It is much appreciated.