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Generosity

 

Dana is a Pali word that means generosity. On the Mahayana Buddhist path, it is considered the first 'perfection' of the bodhisattva training, and the foundation of all qualities of a spiritual life.

Considering the benefit we have received from the generous teaching and mentorship of our teachers, we have a wonderful opportunity to express our gratitude and support the continuation of the teachings.

Wonderwell Mountain Refuge came into being and flourishes only through the generosity and openhearted giving by individuals like you. Retreat tuitions cannot fully cover Wonderwell's ongoing operating budget. Funds are required for operating costs, to complete renovations, repairs, landscaping, and to sustain the property so that it may continue to host group retreats, and personal solo retreats, years into the future. Your offering of dana pays forward the enjoyment you have received in this peaceful refuge. We thank the sangha for engaging in the joyful practice of giving. May all beings benefit!

   

Ways to Give

 

Pledge a donation for the longevity of the refuge in 2013 or 2014: contact Phil Malloy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Make a short or medium term 3.0% loan: contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details

 

Make A Donation of Any Amount

You can make a tax-deductible donation. Every little bit helps, and no amount is too small to donate. Click on the Donate button below or send a check to:

Natural Dharma Fellowship
c/o Phil Malloy
11 Blueberry Hill Rd.
Andover, MA 01810

 

Set Up A Recurring Monthly Donation

Select this option if you would like to donate a designated monthly amount to support Wonderwell Mountain Refuge. This designated monthly donation is an excellent way to support Natural Dharma's ongoing retreat program, and to help us maintain the building and grounds of Wonderwell on a regular basis. To set up an automatic monthly payment, select an amount from the dropdown menu and then click on Donate.

 

Volunteer for Wonderwell

Volunteer for Wonderwell

Contributing energy and expertise in service of Wonderwell is another form of Dana. There are many volunteer opportunities for you whether you live locally or at a distance. Note that volunteer work is an offering and differs from the work-study programs that are available to offset the cost of retreat tuition.

  • Grounds Committee:  Openings to help with Mandala Flower Garden, lawn & shrubs, vegetable garden or trails in the woods
  • Building Committee
  • House Committee
  • Kitchen Committee
  • Marketing Committee: Post fliers in your local area or join the marketing committee to support the publicity of WWMR's year-round programming
  • Dharma Sunday Committee: Help plan, set-up, and take-down the monthly Dharma Sunday event; Support the children's programs
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Volunteer Committee: help coordinate volunteer days, help line up volunteers for critical needs
  • Wonderwell Store

Have an inspiration to donate time or materials we haven't thought of? Send us an email or give us a phone call: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Donate Nonperishable Food Items

Wonderwell Mountain Refuge is collecting nonperishable food items for the Kearsarge Lake Sunapee Community Food Pantry, located in nearby New London, NH. The pantry is a joint ministry of area churches that assists people in need of food for themselves and their families. We ask that participants in Wonderwell's programs bring an item to donate each time they attend an event. A basket for this purpose will be located in the coat room. Thank you for your generosity.

 

Donate New or Used Items

In-kind contributions of quality used or new items to Wonderwell Regfuge can be donated for a tax deduction. See list below for an up to date "wishlist." Prior to bringing an item to the refuge, please direct queries to Lama Samten via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Items may not be left on the premises without prior approval.

 

NOTE: When donating cash thru Paypal please use the special instructions area to indicate what the donation is for so that we can properly allocate it.

  • Grounds Committee — contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Two benches for the Mandala Garden ($300)
    • A chainsaw
  • Building Committee — contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Cash donations towards building improvements/rennovations
    • Used pickup (or car)
  • Meditation Hall
    • Digital projector
    • Improved Lighting Design
  • Kitchen
    • Rice cooker (20 cups or more)
    • Electric can opener
    • Industrial Dishwasher
    • Rolling cart for bus pans (possibly another bus pan)
    • Restaurant style chafing dishes
    • Ice machine 
Have an inspiration to donate time or materials we haven't thought of? Send us an email or give us a phone call: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

  

 

Pledge Donations for 2014 and 2015

Within a very brief time and with relatively few alterations to the building, we have been fortunate to make a home for practice and teaching at Wonderwell. This year friends of Natural Dharma Fellowship and Wonderwell helped meet the goal of a signifcant roof repair to the oldest section of the refuge. In the coming years help us fund further repairs and rennovations. You can help us meet our fundraising goal by making donation pledges for 2013 and 2014. Mail your pledges to:

Natural Dharma Fellowship
c/o Phil Malloy
11 Blueberry Hill Rd.
Andover, MA 01810