Dāna, (pronounced “DAH-nuh”), the Pali word for generosity, is a foundation for the development of wisdom and compassion.


Generosity, like meditation, is a practice. It's different from the usual exchange of paying for a service or offering a tip. When developed and reflected on, generosity brightens the mind and opens the heart. And it can manifest as an expression of the value of our meditation practice in our lives. 

Open Door Meditation Community runs on the generosity of others. As such, all events are offered free of charge. Offering


Dana to Open Door ​or any of our local or visiting teachers in-person or online, enables us to continue practicing and sharing mindfulness practices and the teachings of the Dhamma. 

For PayPal or credit card donations: please use the button below to make a one-time or recurring donation via our ODMC PayPal account. Please specify, in the note section, if you would like your donation to go to a specific event or teacher. In the future, should we apply for non-profit status, these donations will be tax deductible. Thank you!

If you'd like to write a check: please make payable to whomever is teaching using their name. Open Door Meditation Community currently doesn't take checks made out to ODMC. Thank you. 


To offer Dāna to Phoenix directly: Her Venmo account is: @phoenixsoleil


Looking to Support the Free Books from Sayadaw U Tejaniya?

Wisdom Streams Foundation supports the dissemination of Sayadaw U Tejaniya's teachings in North America and was established under his guidance for this purpose. The Foundation accepts dāna (donations) on behalf of Sayadaw to be used mindfully for the sharing of his teachings, principally for reprinting of his books.

Books we will have available for free via Open Door Meditation Community are: Dhamma Everywhere  and Collecting Gold Dust: Nurturing the Dhamma in Daily Living. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to Wisdom Streams Foundation to support the printing and distribution of these books, please see details below. 


Donations (Tax Deductible)

To support Wisdom Streams Foundation

To donate via PayPal: follow link HERE 

To pay by check: Make payable to Wisdom Streams Foundation and mail to:

Wisdom Streams Foundation
c/o Sajama
2223 Grant Street
Berkeley, CA, 94703