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Donate to Open Door

Please use the Donate button below to make a one-time or recurring donation through our fundraising platform. If you prefer to donate through Venmo, use the button at the bottom of the pageOur Open Door Meditation Community is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in Maine (Tax ID # 87-1784374). The donations you make now, as well as future donations, may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Thank you! 

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


The Buddha taught that practicing generosity is part of the path to awakening and different from the usual exchange of paying for a service or offering a tip. When developed and reflected upon, generosity brightens the mind and opens the heart.

Our Open Door Meditation Community depends on the generosity of its members. We invite you to make a donation or to become an ongoing benefactor to allow our teaching to be free for those unable to offer dana at this moment.


Another deeply appreciated way to offer dana is through service. Donating your time and energy is an expression of compassion for others and a way to ensure that the Dharma continues to grow both for ourselves and others. If you would like to give support through service, consider joining one of our committees. Learn more here.


However you choose to give, know that your dana will strengthen this growing community with its weekly teachings, retreats, and programs, while also supporting the deepening of meditation practice for us all.

Offer Dāna to Open Door Teachers










Trisha Bauman

Venmo: @T-Bauman


Amy Bird:

Venmo: @Amy-Bird-10


Checks by mail :

83 Crocker Road, Belfast ME 04915

Yenkuei Chuang:

Venmo: @yenkuei-chuang

Beau Demkar:

Chas DiCapua

Venmo: @Charles-DiCapua


Checks by mail:

PO Box 284, Hardwick MA 01037

Julia Gooding

Venmo: @Julia-Gooding

Karen Hayden

Venmo: @karen-hayden-8 

Checks by mail:

346 Blanchard Rd Ext., 

Cumberland, Maine 04021

Alexis Santos

Phoenix Soleil:

PayPal: @forlifteconomy

Venmo: @phoenixsoleil

Susa Talan: 

PayPal: @susatalan 

Venmo: @Susa-Talan

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