Membership

 

Membership is not required to attend practice, classes, or other events with us and there is never any charge; however, when attending we do ask a goodwill donation (or dana) to help support the Center.

 

How do I become a member? 

To become a member, simply email our Membership Coordinator, DeDe Khema, with your contact information at dede.khema@pragmaticbuddhism.org , then choose a donation method:

* Cash or check to the Center dana bow, or by mail.

* PayPal or Venmo. (Click the Donate link above)

Why should I become a member? 

* Free admittance to talks, events, and retreats.

* All donations by members are Tax Deductible.

* The Center helps support local charities via memberships.

* Keeping the lights on-the Center depends on memberships for utilities, outreach, and supplies.

What type of memberships are there?

There are two levels of supporting membership and two of affiliate membership:

Sustaining Member

* Monthly pledge of at least $45:

* Eligible to serve on the Board of Directors.

* Eligible to vote on matters affecting the Center.

* Will receive a free annual membership to either the Interfaith Association of Central Ohio or the North American Buddhist Alliance.

Supporting Member

 

* Monthly pledge of at least $25.

* Eligible to serve on the Board of Directors.

* Eligible to vote on matters affecting the Center.

Refuge Members

* No specific monthly donation, but contribute as able. 

* Have taken formal Refuge in some Buddhist tradition.

* May vote on matters affecting the Center, but may not serve on the Board.

Affiliate Members

* Have not taken formal refuge.

* May vote on matters affecting the Center, but may not serve on the Board.

* No specific monthly donation, but contribute as able. 

What if I have questions?

If you would like more information about membership in the Center, or would like to join we have brochures available at the Center or you can email the Membership Co-ordinator DeDe Khema at dede.khema@pragmaticbuddhism.org.

If you have questions about your current payment, please email Garrett Patterson, the Center's Treasurer, at pattersongarrettm@gmail.com 

 

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