The Trust is deeply appreciative of its members’ support and generosity. It is because of this support, which is very much in keeping with the ancient oriental tradition, that the Trust is able to function on a no-charge basis. Everything runs on donations, from residential retreats to evening and weekend events and classes, to the upkeep and improvement of the buildings.
The full time community is also fully supported by donations, which enables them to focus on study and practice. In return they provide help and guidance to those who wish to follow the Buddha’s teaching, as well as administering, maintaining and improving the resources available to the Trust.
Here are some ways in which people sympathetic to the Trust’s work can help in a practical or financial manner.
There are many opportunities to help out for an afternoon in the house and gardens. Skills such as gardening, cooking, general office work or building are all valuable. Some meditators work from home (e.g. transcribing). Gifts of groceries and home produce are most welcome.
Anyone wishing to make a one-off donation can do so by cash or cheque made payable to ‘Aukana Trust’ and posted to the address below. The Trust has a PayPal account linked to firstname.lastname@example.org where donations can be made by ‘personal’ payments. Should you wish to transfer donations directly to The Trust’s bank account, please contact the Trust for information. Aukana Trust is a listed charity on Amazon Smile so can receive 0.5% from transactions.
At present our costs for running a course are approximately £30 per meditator per day.
A regular donation helps the Trust with planning and organising future projects. The combination of a Standing Order and a Gift Aid Declaration enables the effective value of a gift to be increased as we can claim a refund of tax. You can adjust the Standing Order, increasing, reducing or stopping it at any time. For more information please contact the Centre.
We would like to thank all of you who support the Trust and help to make it run so smoothly.