“The feeling of wanting to give or share is often the first manifestation of the spiritual life.”


Help Support the Seattle Buddhist Center

What our center has to offer is the Buddha’s teachings, meditation and our sangha. Our aim is to inspire a culture of generosity that will pervade the community. We are self-supported by individual contributions with no central funding.

Through giving, we learn to transcend ourselves and respond to the needs of others. If you value what is offered, you will hopefully be inspired to help us to offer that gift to others. All fees and donations pay for operating costs. Please consider supporting the center by donating a tax-deductible gift, volunteering, and/or by purchasing items from our bookstore located in the center.

If you are already pledging or volunteering, sadhu! We are grateful, and appreciate your generosity.

Donate Online

Donations are tax deductible. We are registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Ways to Donate

Be it large or small, one-time, or ongoing, give to the level of your ability; any amount helps. Monthly pledges are especially helpful as they enable us to budget more effectively. Last year pledges ranged from $30 to $250 per month. We accept the following types of financial donation:

  • EFT – via bank
  • Check – made out to the SBC, mail, or leave in dana bowl
  • Online – paypal (see adjacent button)
  • Cash – leave in dana bowl in envelope at the Center

If you would like to support the Center by other means, please consider volunteering or supporting our charity on smile.amazon.com.

Shop on Amazon

When you shop for any of the things you love or need at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a percentage of the purchases back to our charity.

Simply follow this link to start using smile.amazon.com; and set SBC as your charity of choice.