With a boundless heart should one cherish all living beings…
radiating kindness over the entire world.
Wishing: In gladness and in safety, may all beings be at ease!
–The Buddha, Metta Sutta
Please help us to continue to offer scholarship aid at our current levels — scholarship aid that makes the retreat experience possible for so many who would otherwise not be able to attend — and to support the modest operating costs for the Mountain Hermitage during the upcoming full 2017 schedule of five retreats — the January 2017 Finding Freedom Through Insight Meditation Retreat with Brian Lesage, the April 2017 Two-Week Spring Hermitage Retreat with Marcia Rose, the June 2017 Study Retreat (Topic: Bodhicitta for Practitioners of Metta) with Venerable Dhammadinna, the August 2017 Self Not-Self & the Creative Process Retreat with Marcia Rose, Wynn Fricke, and Sean Murphy, and the November 2017 Mindfulness – The Way to Freedom Retreat with Annie Nugent.
Our operating expenses include a modest facility rental, small stipends for teachers and retreat personnel, travel/food for retreat teachers and manager, and office expenses.
A gift of any amount will be received with utmost gratitude, and will help the Hermitage navigate the economic uncertainties and continue to offer the many ways we are dedicated to bringing the Dharma to the world.
If beings knew, as I know, the benefits of generosity,
they would not let an opportunity go by
without giving and sharing.
— The Buddha
You may support The Mountain Hermitage by your tax deductible donation to either our General Fund or Scholarship Fund. We accept donations by either check or credit card. (See details below.)
We also encourage you to become a Sustaining Member by pledging to donate on a regular basis… be it monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly or annually. The Mountain Hermitage bank account is unable to accept direct transfers, but you can sign up with Network for Good (see below) to have regular donations charged to your credit card… or you can also arrange with your own bank to have a monthly check dispersed to the Hermitage. Your Sustaining Membership helps The Mountain Hermitage build a strong & reliable foundation to better meet the spiritual needs of the community we serve.
The Mountain Hermitage relies on donations to support our annual operating expenses and to help us hold down the cost of our retreat offerings. Our yearly expenses include publicizing our retreats, hiring a part-time administrative office assistant, paying a minimal rent and the utilities for our Hermitage office space and supporting our Guiding Teacher with a small parsonage allowance so that she can continue to devote her life to sharing the Dharma.
In keeping with a central tenet of the Hermitage mission, we have strengthened our commitment to offer the Hermitage experience to those without the resources to afford retreat costs, and to promote diversity among retreatants. Your gift to the Scholarship fund will directly contribute to bringing the transforming power of the Dharma to our world.
Any support you are able to offer our guiding teacher Marcia Rose enables her to continue to dedicate her life to sharing the Dharma on a donation basis while living as a householder in the modern world. Donations intended for Marcia should be in the form of a check written directly to her and mailed in care of The Mountain Hermitage.
How to Donate by Credit Card
This link will take you to Network for Good where you can make your donation by credit card. If you’d like to make this a recurring monthly, quarterly or annual donation, there is an option to do so. Please indicate in the “designation” box if you wish the funds to go to the General Fund or the Scholarship Fund. You may designate a percentage to each if you’d like.
Network for Good does not support currencies other than U.S. dollars.
Network for Good assesses a 3% processing charge per transaction. Your donation is fully tax-deductible. When you make a donation, please save and/or print the confirmation email you receive from Network for Good for your tax records.
How to Donate by Check
The Mountain Hermitage is a not-for-profit 501C3 charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.