Pledging Your Support
If the success and the sustainability of a stable Monastic Community is something that is importance to you, please consider becoming a pledging member. Your monthly pledged-support helps us support members of our monastic community, maintain our existing buildings and meet our monthly operating expenses, be able to provide translation services when required during teaching and initiations, support for our guest and visiting teachers, acquire ritual items and Dharma material, and reproduce Dharma texts for our monks and lay members. You can also designate that your offering be used for a specific purpose, and if you would like to make a tax deductible contribution, there are various ways to do so:
On-site Offerings: You can place your offering in the donation box located in our prayer space.
Offerings by Mail: Mail your check or money order in US dollars made payable to: Dagom Geden Kunkyob Ling Monastery, 2123 N. Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA. Please do not mail cash.
Please be sure to include your name and contact information for tax purposes. However, please note that under the law offerings made directly to monastics as personal offerings are not tax deductible.
Thus for everything that lives,
As far as are the limits of the sky,
May I be constantly their source of livelihood
Until they pass beyond all sorrow.
Shāntideva, Chapter 3, Verse 22, Bodhicharyāvatāra
(The Way of the Bodhisattva)
Other Ways to Help | Acts of Generosity
AMAZON SMILE: If you shop at Amazon, please consider selecting Dagom Geden Kunkyob Ling as your charity on AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Monastery.
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM: If you shop at Kroger, please consider selecting Dagom Geden Kunkyob Ling as your charity. Kroger has made it easy for our members and friends to communicate with its Community Rewards program. Simply go to its website address: www.kroger.com/communityrewards. If you do not have internet access, please contact DGKL’s non-profit coordinators and the coordinator will enroll you. However, there are other ways to enroll: Ask a family member who has a computer to help you, use a computer at a public library, or seek assistance from a friend who has a computer. This is a very simple way to support the monastery.
ELECTRONIC TRANSFERS AND OFFERINGS
Offerings by Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT): Monthly or quarterly offerings can be set up via electronic transfer or bill paying options with your banking institution. You may also download the electronic-fund-transfer form and send to the Monastery.
Offerings Made Online: If you wish, you can make one-time or monthly offerings via PayPal, which accepts your credit card or other forms of payment on their easy and secure page.
Offerings by International Bank Wire: Contact Ven. Lobzang Dorje at the Monastery office (via phone or email) to transfer funds by wire. We recommend this method for amounts of $3000 or more.
MATCHING GIFTS: You might be able to double your gift to the Monastery if you or your partner work for a company with a matching gift program.
OFFERING AIR MILES: You many choose to donate your airline miles so our monastics can travel to retreats, teachings, and other Dharma related events.
PLANNED GIVING: You can designate Dagom Geden Kunkyob Ling Buddhist Monastery as a beneficiary in your Last Will and Testament. This may be done by: (1) naming a specific gift amount, (2) assign a percentage of your total estate to the Monastery, and/or (3) designate a share of the remainder after gifts to your heirs.
STOCK TRANSFERS: For offerings in the form of stock, please write the office and let us know if you would like to offer stock. We can provide you with the Monastery’s Securities’ Transfer Form which you can send to your broker.
TAX-FREE IRA ROLLER: If you are 70½ years old or older, you can make a qualified charitable distribution to Dagom Geden Kunkyob Ling as a tax benefit since it is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, which becomes a very simple way to receive a tax benefit. The IRS allows you to give up to $100,000 per year from your IRA directly to a qualified charity like the Monastery without having to pay income taxes on the money donated. You can make such distribution monthly or you can make a lump sum offering annually.