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 and serves the well being of others.
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.
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.