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 form below offers an opportunity for one-time or recurring donations. 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:
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
4001 9th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105
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 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.
Volunteer. Another great way to give dana to SIMS is to volunteer! There are many volunteer opportunites just waiting for someone to step in. It's also a wonderful way to make new friends and community.
Read more about Dana
If you wish to dontate directly to our Teachers you may use these links:
If you have any questions, please contact treasurer [at] seattleinsight.org.
For online donations to a specific teacher indicate the teacher’s name in the 'Dedication or Purpose' field.