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Dana (donations, 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 different ways to donate.

  1. If you would like, you may direct your gift to a particular fund or project, such as the Teachers Fund, General Fund, Building Fund, Sangha Assistance Fund, or make a split gift. All undesignated gifts will go into the general fund.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 cmulfordca@gmail.com or 916-346-6265.

  5. Or simply send a check made out to ROBZ to Chris Mulford, ROBZ Bookkeeper, 13224 Red Dog Road, Nevada City, CA 95959.

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 as the above.


I saw myself
a ring of bone
in the clear stream
of all of it

and vowed,
always to be open to it
that all of it
might flow through

and then heard
“ring of bone” where
ring is what a

bell does.

—Lew Welch

Our zendo takes its name
from this poem by Lew
Welch, who disappeared in
the forest nearby in 1971.