The Buddhist concept of dana – “gift” or “giving” – is fundamental to dharma practice and spiritual development, as it allows us to open our hearts to others, recognize our mutual interdependence, and to express our appreciation and support for those who bring us invaluable spiritual teachings.

Continuing the Buddha’s commitment to make the dharma accessible to all, we offer retreats at a bare minimum of cost, which only partially covers food, building maintenance, and administration. Both Heartwood Refuge and the teachers who share their wisdom at retreats rely on the generosity of dana support to support our programs, special projects, and continued work.

Please join our loyal donors in supporting the sustainability of Heartwood Refuge. Dana in any amount is appreciated, and we encourage you to support the spiritual teachings at a level that reflects both your highest aspirations and the reality of your means.

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Donation Total: $25.00

Your offerings of service and dana (financial support) make it possible to offer this space for all to come and practice. Here are some ways you can help:

Volunteer: With many retreats scheduled in 2020, help is needed to prepare the grounds and rooms, plus provide support during retreat and after. Please send an email to retreat@heartwoodrefuge.org with your name, phone number and availability.

Wish list: Heartwood relies on the generosity and dana offered by the sangha and those visiting to practice and learn. The following would be graciously appreciated as donation items to the center:

  • Honey
  • Herbal teas
  • Nut butter (organic preferred)
  • Jams and jellies (organic)
  • Coffee (organic)
  • Raisins, seeds & nuts of all kinds
  • Gluten free snacks
  • Gluten free bread
  • Organic oats and cereals
  • Non-dairy milks plain and vanilla
  • Olive oil and coconut oil
  • Braggs Amino
  • Lentils and legumes (organic)
  • Toilet paper (septic safe) and paper towels
  • Liquid soaps, laundry detergent and cleaning supplies Earth Friendly

Thank you for your support and care for this precious place!