giving, gifts; pronounced DAH-na)
Many hours of volunteer
work make it possible for Ring of Bone Zendo — without staff —
to offer its rich program, publish the newsletter, maintain the buildings
and grounds, respond to public interest, and so on. Support in this form
is always welcome.
We do need financial contributions
as well, to cover needs that volunteer labor alone can’t meet: to insure
our members against risks of accident and litigation, to purchase supplies
and professional services, and to compensate our teacher.
Dana of any amount is welcome.
To facilitate your dana,
we are offering four different ways to donate.
To make a donation by credit card or debit card through PayPal online
annually or as often as you like, click the "Donate"
button below. You don't have to become a PayPal member. (For Mac users,
Safari is recommended for a proper display of this and the
credit card processing pages.) Enter the amount and click on "Update
Totals". At the bottom of the next screen, look for the phrase "Don't
have a PayPal account? Use your credit card or bank account..." Click
on "Continue," and follow the instructions. You'll be able
to print a receipt from the PayPal screen for your tax records.
The "Subscribe" button below enables you to donate $52
quarterly through PayPal with either a credit card or a debit
card. At the bottom of the following page, look for the phrase "Don't
have a Paypal account? Use your credit card or bank account..." Click
on that to continue.
If you'd like to donate monthly, we recommend you set up an
electronic fund transfer through your personal bank account. It’s
very easy to do. To get Ring of Bone Zendo bank account information,
please contact Chris Mulford at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or simply send a check.
The address is ROBZ, P.O. Box 510, North San Juan, CA 95960.
Please give what you can.
Your dana will help the Ring of Bone Zendo community continue as a vital
focus of practice, of rigorous inquiry into life and death, and of close
friendship and support for generations to come. Your dana to Ring of
Bone Zendo is fully tax deductible. If you need a receipt or if you
have any general questions about contributions, please contact Chris Mulford
or (916) 346-6265.
I saw myself
a ring of bone
in the clear stream
of all of it
always to be open to it
that all of it
might flow through
and then heard
“ring of bone” where
ring is what a
Our zendo takes its name
from this poem by Lew
Welch, who disappeared in
the forest nearby in 1971.