“The most happy thing in my life, most fulfilling thing is to work for and to benefit sentient beings. Even just the mere thought to cause happiness to sentient beings, to benefit them, to free them from suffering is the BEST offering to all the buddhas and bodhisattvas. This is the best offering, the best puja; this is what pleases their holy mind most.” – Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Chenrezig Institute relies heavily on your generosity and assistance. It enables us to continue to support our resident monks and nuns, and to provide our services to our guests and visitors.
In Buddhism, monastic institutions are often supported by dāna. This is the practice of cultivating generosity which culminates in the perfection (pāramitā) of giving. It is highly valued as a spiritual practice, as it has the effect of purifying and transforming the mind of the giver and contributes to the well being of both giver and receiver.
Some people choose to leave financial and other donations to the centre after their death.
If you would like to bequeath something to Chenrezig Institute, here are some recommended clauses that you can add to your will: CI Bequest Clauses
Lama Zopa has also made some recommendations about how to write a Dharma will, so that it includes various beneficial spiritual practices. You can read this advice in the article on Dharma wills.