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 welcome you to become a sponsor, benefactor or give a donation to enable our teaching to be free for those unable to give dana at this moment in their lives. 


Along with a financial contribution, another way to give 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 dana, know that it will support this growing community with its weekly teachings, retreats and programs and, as well, support the deepening of meditation practice for us all.

Donate to Open Door

Please use the button below to make a one-time donation via Venmo or a recurring donation via PayPal.

In the future, when our non-profit community applies for 501(c)(3) status, these donations will be tax deductible. Thank you!​

Offer dāna to guiding teacher Chas DiCapua

Ways to offer dana directly to Chas:


  • Venmo: @Charles-DiCapua or use email address

  • PayPal: (Note: Please remember to use the "friends and family" option when giving on PayPal.)

  • Send a check to:  Chas DiCapua

                                         PO Box 284

                                         Hardwick MA 01037

For information on how to set up a Venmo account, click here