Only if we possess a physical building can the center become stable.
Then we are able to provide a stable place for beings to study and practice the Buddhadharma. Everyone supporting this will accumulate vast merit through their contribution to this great activity. Even beyond this lifetime, you will gather merit for as long as this place exists. It is like pouring a drop of water into the vast ocean. The drop will remain inseparable from the ocean for as long as the ocean exists.
The actual merit comes from benefiting the center with a loving mind. All happiness in this world comes from love, and all suffering comes from ego-grasping. The supreme happiness is love.
‘Gathering merit through Dharma’ means to increase love, and I therefore encourage you to support the physical structure of the Dharma center.’
– His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche
We are a member-supported organization operating under the precious guidance of His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche. Our center’s mission is to share and sustain Buddhist teachings and practices through the unbroken lineage of Drikung Kagyu teachers and visiting teachers from other lineages.
Our goals are:
- To support our monastic community and offer teachings by our local monastics
- To continue to invite visiting teachers
- To expand offerings to beginners
- To increase our visibility within the local community.
To accomplish these goals, Gar Drolma relies on the generosity of sangha members in Dayton and the surrounding area, as well as the generosity of devotees throughout the United States and around the world.
How You Can Help
Gar Drolma is an IRS-certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and our existence greatly depends on the generous donations from our community and our members. Without your generosity, we would not be able to fulfill our mission. Your donations are fully tax-deductible, and here are some of the many ways you can help:
Donate to Fundraising projects.
Periodically we have fundraisers that you can contribute to (check back for future projects). Or make a one-time donation below.
Gar Drolma Membership
This is one of the best ways to help. Membership contributions provide regular and consistent funds essential to the center’s operation and help cover residential monastic costs and office, insurance, legal, and other expenses.
Please send checks or money orders to: Gar Drolma Buddhist Center, 1329 Creighton Ave, Dayton, Ohio 45420
In some cases, your employer may make matching contributions to charitable non-profit organizations. Our tax-deductible 501(c)(3) status helps ensure that we meet the most stringent criteria. Please contact us if you have questions regarding corporate matching donations to the center.