Dāna – The parami of generosity
According to the tradition of pure Dhamma, courses are run solely on a donation basis. Donations are accepted only from Old Students, that is, those who have completed at least one 10-day course with S. N. Goenka or one of his assistant teachers.
There are several ways to donate to the Vipassana Association of South Africa Trust:
You can donate by:
- Electronic transfer or bank deposit to one of the bank accounts of the Vipassana Association of South Africa Trust
- Online Debit or Credit Card, Here. excluding Diner’s Club and American Express cards,
- Using the ZAPPER app, Here. first, download and install the Zapper App,
Please call the Dhamma Pataka office number, +27655804093. Management will be able to assist you
Donations may be received only from people who have realised for themselves the benefits of Dhamma. Then, donating becomes a part of the practice. Being an old student you share with others the benefits that you have received from Dhamma. Even a very small donation reflects the proper understanding of wishing to give at least something for someone else. The capacity to give will naturally be different for each person, but the wish to help others should be the same.
These donations are the only source of funding for courses in this tradition around the world. There is no wealthy foundation or individual sponsoring them. Neither the teachers nor the trustees receive any kind of payment for their service. Thus, the spread of Dhamma is carried out with purity of purpose, free from any commercialism.
Therefore, whether your donation is large or small, let it be with the pure volition: “Because someone else has donated, I have been able to learn Dhamma to purify my mind. I would like others to continue to have the same opportunity. Therefore, let me give something for the benefit of others, according to my means.”