Donations

I set aside $4 from every computer support session and 10% from every web design project to give to worthy causes. The donation amount is divided equally and distributed to the charitable programs below:

Lotus Outreach:
Dzongsar Khyentse"Lotus Outreach began in 1993 in Northern India, when a Tibetan lama, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, followed Buddha's advice to look beyond the walls of his own monastery to the concerns of others. Seeing a great number of children without access to basic health care and education, Rinpoche and his students created a non-religious organization to serve these children, their families, and communities. Now a registered nonprofit with programs in India, Bhutan, and Cambodia, Lotus Outreach maintains our focused commitment to helping however we can."
Zangdokpalri Foundation:
Kunzang Dechen LingpaI had the good fortune to receive teachings from Kunzang Dechen Lingpa during his last visit to the United States. I also spent time with some of the monks and nuns traveling with him. I was very impressed by their dedication to spiritual practice and sincere warmth and kindness.

"The Zangdokpalri Foundation for Great Compassion was established in 2002 at the request of  Kunzang Dechen Lingpa Rinpoche to establish the non-sectarian teachings of the Buddhism of Tibet in the west and support the Nuns and Monks of Zangdokpalri in India. Through the projects and programs described in this website, we work to preserve Rinpoche's ancient spiritual lineage and to realize his vision for world peace."
Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery:
Tenzin PalmoI first met Tenzin Palmo several years ago. After reading her autobiography, Cave in the Snow, I was inspired by her life story and her perseverance in establishing centers that provide high quality education and spiritual training for women.

"Traditionally in Tibetan Buddhism there was little opportunity for the nuns to study Dharma, especially the philosophical texts.  In Tibet many nuns were sincere and accomplished practitioners, but lacking an academic background they were unable to become teachers or to write books and so forth.  Thus they had no voice."
The Conservation Fund:
The Conservation Fund"Pioneering a brand of conservation driven by effectiveness, efficiency, and environmental and economic balance, the Fund, a non-membership, non-advocacy organization, is America’s foremost conservation nonprofit. Boasting a 1% fundraising ratio and 96% program allocation, The Conservation Fund earned an “A+” and was recognized as the nation’s top rated environmental nonprofit by the American Institute of Philanthropy, a prominent charity watchdog. Since 1985, the Fund and its partners, dedicated to tangible, on-the-ground results, have protected more than 5 million acres of our nation’s outdoor heritage – our wildlife habitat and watersheds, working landscapes and community open-space."