How to donate

Gaia House needs your help! 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.

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 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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Our residential service community are looking after our beloved Gaia House and preparing the house for the safe return of retreatants.  You may also have seen them or corresponding with them during the online retreats as they are supporting the teachers and Gaia House by providing technical support during the retreat and replying to your email queries.

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.