How to donate

Your generosity supports Gaia House in sustaining its Dharma offerings for the benefit of all.

We are deeply grateful for any support you can contribute.

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

If you wish to support Gaia House by financially contributing, please select from the funds below.

Further down the page, you will find information about setting up a regular donation, bequests, cheques, and making an anonymous donation.

At last Gaia House is open for residential retreats! Gaia House was able to survive the challenging period of extended shutdown, mainly thanks to unprecedented generosity and an outpouring of support from our sangha. A deep bow of gratitude to you!

While we are doing our utmost to ensure a safe retreat environment for all, our revenue will continue to be severely impacted by having reduced numbers of retreatants in the house, under the continuing covid regulations. We aim to continue offering residential retreats with lower numbers in the house for as long as is necessary, as well as grow our online presence, which has been so pivotal in extending the accessibility of Gaia House’s offerings over this last year.

As we move forward into this new chapter, we once again appeal to your kindness and generosity to ensure that Gaia House continues to flourish. If you are financially able, please consider supporting us during this time of transition. As a Dharma centre reliant on your donations, any amount you are able to give is much appreciated.

With deep gratitude for your continued generosity.

 

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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Our residential service community offer their time and energy to assist the smooth running of Gaia House, and this gift of service is the bedrock of Gaia House. The work involves caring for the retreat space and retreatants, supporting the kitchen, maintaining the building and grounds, and helping respond to booking and administrative enquiries.

The residential community receive a small monthly stipend, plus food and board. Dana for those who live and work at Gaia House is much appreciated and greatly supports their well-being during their time of service. If you wish to give Dana to the residential service community who were assisting during a particular retreat then please specify this in the notes section on the checkout page.

 

Dana for residential service community

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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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.