Vajrapani Institute for Wisdom Culture supports the transformation of spiritual teachings into experience through contemplative retreat. The special stewards of this 70 acres of land are dedicated to nurturing the foundation of this beloved and magical place so that it’s strong enough to hold others in this space for many generations to come. Will you please consider becoming a supporter today?
We appreciate any help you have to offer, whether it be donated materials, volunteer time, or financial contributions. There are several ways to donate, including by check, credit card, and paypal. Vajrapani Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, Taxpayer ID number 51-0181149. Mailing address PO Box 2130 Boulder Creek, Ca 95006. All financial contributions are fully tax deductible and will be acknowledged as such.
If you’re interested in finding out more, sponsoring other projects at Vajrapani, considering a planned gift through our legacy program, qualified charitable distributions, or appreciated securities, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Heartbeat and General Fund Donation
We are in a unique space in time where we can breathe and rest in the exhale. A time to feel our heartbeat and the heartbeat of the land. In this moment, we have time to tend to the foundations of Vajrapani. It’s a spectacular chance for us to truly nurture this precious retreat container: a unique place that benefits so many.
For so many of us, Vajrapani has offered a rare opportunity to exhale, to sit with quiet and clarity, to deepen our learning, to discover peace and to connect with others. For many, it has offered an essential space for healing. There is something magical here.
Vajrapani’s Heartbeat Fund has been set up to enlist your help in caring for our land and letting its magic shine. We have a list of projects that are about access; that are about taking care of our extended family; that are about being ready to safely meet the next extreme weather event that might emerge, and that are about caring for the Institute’s aging structures. In this time of ‘collective exhale’, will you please consider making a year-end gift to fuel Vajrapani’s vital heartbeat?
Compassion Wheel Donation
Your contribution to the prayer wheel project will help spread much needed compassion and healing to our planet. The benefits will travel out to the world and will also travel with you for this life and on to the future.
Monthly Donor Support
As a monthly donor, you provide the financial foundation that allows Vajrapani Institute to count on reliable and consistent annual support. Our monthly operating costs average out to $60,000 per month. Vajrapani Institute sustains stewardship of 70 acres of “off-the-grid” land and multiple facilities, staffing in compliance with CA labor laws along with added benefits, staff housing, sponsors scholarships for retreats, hosts multiple International teachers and high Lamas and continues to improve its infrastructure development. Operating revenue comprises about 60% of our annual operating budget, and monthly donations and gifts make up the rest.
Set up a Monthly Donation by becoming a member.
IRA Charitable Rollover
If you are 70 1/2 years or older, you can transfer up to $100,000 ($200,000 for married couples, if each has their own IRA) from your traditional or Roth Individual Retirement Account (IRA) directly to a charity. The transfer can count towards your required minimum distribution and you avoid any income tax on your Qualified Charitable Distribution.
If this is the case for you, please consider making a direct QCD from your IRA to Vajrapani. The IRA charitable rollover is especially useful if you itemize and exceed your maximum charitable deduction, or if you don’t itemize. Directing your IRA to charity can also help reduce your heirs’ tax burden. You can set this up directly with your IRA plan custodian.
It is easy and profoundly important to express your end-of-life wishes close to your heart. Remembering Vajrapani Institute in your will, living trust and memorial instructions is one of the kindest ways to make a timeless and significant impact on the mission you believe in. The teachings put us in direct contemplation of our impermanence, and by taking this to heart we can plan during peaceful times so that our wishes are clearly followed by those who love us. With your Legacy Gift, your memory will become part of Vajrapani Institute’s long history. Careful estate planning not only perpetuates your values and wishes and it can preserve your wealth and lower estate and income taxes for your loved ones. Join our Board of Directors in reviewing your estate planning this year and consider the following:
- Remember Vajrapani Institute in your Will or Living Trust
- Consider bequeathing property, stock, retirement accounts, insurance, and dharma items to Vajrapani Institute
- Propose charitable memorial gifts be given to Vajrapani Institute in lieu of flowers.
- Planned Giving
Want to Donate Offline?
If you prefer to make your donation over the phone or if you have questions, please contact our office:
(800) 531-4001, Ext. 1.
You may also mail a check to:
PO Box 2130
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Have a special skill that we can use? Please call our Center Manager at 800-531-4001 x 2 to volunteer or apply for our Work/Study Program.
If you want to make regular donations consider becoming a member. If you would like to include Vajrapani Institute in your will, make a non-cash donation such as a stock transfer, or join us in spiritual commitments, visit our gift acceptance policy page.