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. 

Our 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 our teachers, in-person or online, enables us to continue practicing and sharing mindfulness practices and the teachings of the Dharma. And we continue to invite sponsors and benefactors to help support and grow this thriving community.

To donate to OPEN DOOR : You may via Venmo @opendoor-meditationportlandme or 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, when our non-profit community applies for 501C-3 status, these donations will be tax deductible. Thank you!​

To offer dāna to Chas directly: You may use his PayPal account 


or send a check to:

Chas DiCapua

PO Box 284

Hardwick MA 01037