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Offering Dāna

The purpose of the Alameda Center for Buddhist Meditation (ACBM) is ‘supporting, fostering and advancing the teachings and practices of Buddhism in North America, and especially the tradition of Samatha (“calm-concentration”) meditation practice as taught by Nai Boonman Poonyathiro.’


Contributions to ACBM are used to support the practice center located in Alameda for Samatha meditation activities, events, and courses offered throughout the year.  ACBM is wholly supported by voluntary contributions.

One-time and ongoing contributions are both warmly welcome.

Ongoing contributions are especially valuable as they provide a basis for long-range planning.

Please consider making an ongoing monthly contribution if you can.

An easy way to send your contribution is by clicking 

the ACBM Dana Bowl or the Donate Button below:

Donations accepted via PayPal and can be made by way of using your own PayPal account or by credit card. PayPal will deduct a small transaction fee (currently 2.89% + $0.49) from each donation. One-time and on-going contributions are accepted.



or ..... Give via PayPal Giving Fund

If you have your own PayPal account, you can contribute to ACBM via the PayPal Giving Fund by logging into your account and selecting the “Donate to a Cause” option (look under “More”) or, alternatively, by going to:

PayPal Giving Fund is an excellent way of making one-time contributions as the PayPal Giving Fund charges no transaction fee and automatically generates a tax receipt for each contribution. However, it is not possible to schedule ongoing payments via this method.

or ..... Contribute by Check
To contribute by check, please ensure that checks are made out to ACBM and if mailed, sent to the following address: 

The Alameda Center for Buddhist Meditation
1134-E Ballena Blvd., #8
Alameda, CA 94501
Please note that it may occasionally take as long as 4-6 weeks for contributions received by mail to be processed.


The Alameda Center for Buddhist Meditation is managed by the California Samatha Association under the direction of the Samatha Foundation of North America, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The Center is wholly supported by voluntary contributions. All teaching is offered free of charge.

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