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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 one-time or recurring donation via PayPal. Indicate in the Comments box that the donation is intended for Open Door Meditation Community (ODMC). (Note: Please remember to use the "friends and family" options on both giving  platforms.)

If you are using these links to offer dana to any of the teachers at Open Door, please write this information in the Comments box. This way Open Door can forward donations to teachers. The best way to offer dana to teachers, however, is through the links that are listed below.


Our Open Door Meditation Community is registered as a non-profit in Maine and has filed for 501(c)(3) status. The donations you make now, as well as future donations, may 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

Offer dāna to Founding and Guest Teachers



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

Alexis Santos


Susa Talan: 

PayPal: @susatalan 

Venmo: @Susa-Talan

Phoenix Soleil:

PayPal: @forlifteconomy

Venmo: @phoenixsoleil

Beau Demkar:


Amy Bird:

Venmo: @Amy-Bird-10


Checks by mail : 83 Crocker Rd.

                                    Belfast ME 04915

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