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How to donate

Dana or generosity is an essential part of the Buddhist tradition which enables the teachers and coordinators to offer their teachings and service freely at Gaia House.

GAIA HOUSE needs your help!

“Your support is more critical today than it has ever been in almost 40 years”

Please read this letter from the trustees and offer your support.

If you wish to support Gaia House by financially contributing please see the methods and funds below:

Gaia House is currently not able to open for our usual Group, Personal and Work retreats due to the lockdown caused by the corona virus pandemic. We are, however, still incurring many of the costs that would normally be covered by the income received through the fees paid when you come on these retreats. Some costs will reduce – food and energy; and staff costs are being partly covered by the government supported job retentions scheme. There are however significant other costs that we will struggle to cover without dipping into our reserves, which are necessary for the future sustainability and  development of Gaia House. Since the lockdown came into place we have been working intensely to process the refund of fees paid for cancelled retreats with a team of 3 working hard on this and arranging for the online retreats to be set up and made available.

Any support you can give to the General Fund is greatly appreciated at this difficult time. Your donations will help us to continue to sustain both our historic building and the skeleton team supporting our Dharma teachers with and their online dharma offerings.

 

Donation – General Fund

Please add the amount you would like to give and click “Add to Basket.” You can add notes with any special instructions on the checkout page.

Thank you for your generosity.

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The livelihood of most Gaia House Teachers depends wholly, or to a large extent, on the generosity and voluntary contributions from retreatants who value their guidance and wish to support the on-going teachings of the Dharma. If you wish to give Dana to the teachers who lead a particular retreat then please specify this in the notes section on the checkout page.

 

Donation – Teacher

Please add the amount you would like to give and click “Add to Basket.” You can add notes with any special instructions on the checkout page.

Thank you for your generosity.

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The cost of retreats is kept as low as possible to ensure that everyone who seeks the wisdom of the Dharma can attend. With this intention in mind Gaia House offers the option of supported and subsidised rates, as well as assistance through the FAB Fund, to those for whom the standard rate is too high.

Our FAB Fund is funded through cancellation fees, sponsor rates on group retreats and generous donations from retreatants.

In 2018, 21% of all places on retreats were supported by the FAB Fund. It is a very important way for Gaia House to fulfil its purpose of making the teachings of the Dharma available to all.

If you have benefited from a retreat at Gaia House, this is a wonderful opportunity to express generosity towards other people for whom the cost of coming on retreat is too high.

 

Donation – Financial Assistance and Bursaries Fund

Please add the amount you would like to give and click “Add to Basket.” You can add notes with any special instructions on the checkout page.

Thank you for your generosity.

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Due to the current corona virus pandemic the coordinator role is not in place.  These people are now in a caretaker and shelter role within Gaia House.

Gift Aid - make your donations go further

Gaia House is a registered charity and as such we are able to reclaim tax from the Inland Revenue on all donations made to us under the Gift Aid Scheme. Gaia House can claim an additional £2.50 for every £10 donated by UK tax payers, with no extra cost to you.

If you are a UK taxpayer and have paid tax (on income, capital gains and/or savings) at least equal to that which can be reclaimed on your donation, please complete a Gift Aid declaration when you go to the ‘Check Out’ to complete your online donation.

The donation you make under the Gift Aid Scheme can be any amount and may be offered as a single gift or as regular contributions. The Gift Aid Scheme does not apply to donations made to individuals, such as teachers or coordinators.

Regular Donations

Set up a regular contribution to Gaia House and join our Dānanandi Sangha ‘the community that delights in giving’.

In recognition of your regular support, every two months, you will receive a specially selected audio talk from one of our teachers and a seasonal recipe from the ever-popular Gaia House Cookbook.

Click here to set up a regular donation.

Cheques

Donations can also be made by cheque. Please make cheques payable to “Gaia House Trust” and write on the top edge which fund you are supporting.

These can be sent to Gaia House, West Ogwell, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6EW

Anonymous donations

If you would like to keep your donation anonymous, please send a cheque marked ‘Confidential‘ to: The Finance Manager, Gaia House, West Ogwell, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6EW, England.

Bequests

This is a way that you can support Gaia House in the future, but for this to happen please consider implementing something in your will now. Please click here for more information.

Please get in touch if you need further details about ways of giving. Your support is very much appreciated.