Generosity

Ways to give

Your generosity is essential for IMCW to continue sharing the dharma. There are a variety of ways to engage in this time-honored tradition of expressing gratitude for classes, teachers and community.

Whether participating in a drop-in class, sangha, or our annual fall campaign, our online dana basket is always available when you wish to express your gratitude for the teachings and community.

By giving what you can afford, you not only support our teachers, classes, and community but also make it possible for others to attend who cannot afford to give.

There is a group of sangha members who generously donate monthly to IMCW to support our ongoing work. If you deeply appreciate what IMCW programs and teachers bring to your lives, please consider joining us as a Monthly Sustainer. We won’t be sending you calendars, tote bags, or mugs, but you will have our enduring gratitude for the support you give to make IMCW possible.

When you are at the stage in life when you are crafting your Will and thinking about what bequests matter most, we hope you will consider including IMCW if the community has been an important part of cultivating your spiritual life.

Reach out on our Contact page and check Donating/Membership to learn more about Legacy Giving.

The Larry Yang Fund for Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) provides resources to BIPOC students and teachers as they seek to learn, teach and otherwise deepen their experience in the dharma. Our sincere belief is that, when barriers to full inclusion are eliminated, there is a natural shift in the balance of power that leads to a greater sense of community and collective transformation, for the benefit of all.

The fund was named for Larry Yang, a founding teacher at the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, CA who’s been a guiding light for IMCW since (year) on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

It’s used to support BIPOC yogis attending IMCW and Non-IMCW events, daylongs, and retreats; IMCW BIPOC Teachers, Affiliate Teachers, and Sangha Leaders for teacher development training and teacher stipends for leading sanghas, classes, daylongs, and retreats, as well as BIPOC retreats (weekend or longer).

Reach out on our Contact page and check Scholarships to inquire about support from this fund.

IMCW offers a limited number of scholarships and partial scholarships to IMCW events, daylongs, and retreats. Please make a donation to help in our efforts to make the teachings available to all.

Ways to Give

You can send dana by:

  • Credit card (in the form below)
  • Venmo @Admin-IMCW
  • PayPal or Zelle to the account: admin@imcw.org
  • Check mailed to IMCW, P.O. Box 3, Cabin John, MD 20818

Please note your class and teacher.

Tax Deductible

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

If you have any questions about your donation, please contact IMCW.

“Before giving, the mind of the giver is happy; while giving, the mind of the giver is made peaceful; and having given, the mind of the giver is uplifted.”

—Anguttara Nikaya, III 337, aka Book of Sixes, v 37