Make a Donation

If beings knew as I know the benefit of generosity, they would not let an opportunity go by without sharing. —The Buddha


Your donations (dana) to SIMS are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law.  All donations to SIMS will be used to support the operations of the Seattle Insight Meditation Society, including the meditation center. Our teachers receive no salary and are supported by Teacher Dana.

How to Offer Dana

Online. The links at the left are an opportunity for one-time or recurring donations through PayPal. For a one-time donation, you may use either your PayPal account or your credit card. A recurring monthly donation will require that a PayPal account be used to manage the subscription—a process that is quick, easy, and secure. You may also make a donation through Network for Good.

In person. To make an additional donation beyond the suggested donation at any SIMS-sponsored event, you are invited to place money or a check in either the SIMS or teacher dana baskets.

By check. Please note in the memo field if you wish your gift to go to teacher dana. If there is no designation, it will go to SIMS. Please make your check payable to Seattle Insight Meditation Society (SIMS) and mail to:

2729  6th Ave S.,Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98134-2101

Company gift matching. If your employer has offered to match your donation to SIMS, please fill out and mail your company's matching form to the above address, or drop it in the SIMS dana basket at a SIMS-sponsored event.

Annual donation. If you would like to make a larger annual donation to SIMS or for teacher dana instead of weekly donations, please fill out the Annual Donation Form and either mail it to SIMS at the address above or leave it in the Tuesday-night SIMS dana basket.

The Seattle Insight Meditation Society is a 501c(3) organization and your donation is fully tax-deductible. Tax ID: 91-1919405. Please note that any contributions restricted for the benefit of any specific teacher or individual are not tax-deductible.

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Any questions, please contact treasurer [at]