Charitable Entity

All donations to Open Awareness Buddhist Center / Kagyu Shedrup Chöling, an IRS 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, are tax-deductible. There are tax benefits for including us in your estate planning.

There are many ways to help support Open Awareness Buddhist Center. It may be an open donation of your choice, membership, and a variety of programs available at the Center:

Butterlamp Prayer – $1

Donate Butterlamps to any being in need of prayer. These prayers are said every Sunday by the Sangha and are a powerful influence on those sentient beings dedicated during the Butterlamp offerings. Please donate $1 for each butterlamp. * Read about The Great Benefit of Offering Butterlamps


Stupa Garden of Merit Tour – $5

Tours of this beautiful Garden are available during Merit Days.
A small donation of $5 per person is suggested. * Get a virtual tour of The Stupa Garden of Merit

Join the Sangha – Monthly Subscription

Our Sangha is very active in the South Florida community. Dharma practice at the Residence flourishes as members participate in a variety of programs and activities. The Sangha members provide powerful support to one another on the spiritual path.

Membership dues also provide financial support to Open Awareness Buddhist Center’s ongoing projects and members enjoy discounts to multiple events.

You shop. Amazon gives.

Amazon has a wonderful program to donate to your favorite charity every time you purchase items from Use the link below and tell them to donate to Open Awareness Buddhist Center (Kagyu Shedrup Choling) every time you shop at Amazon.Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Kagyu Shedrup Choling Inc whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. Set this up easily on Amazon Smile

We truly appreciate your support and generosity.

Dana Paramita – The Perfection of Generosity

It is the enlightened quality of generosity, charity, giving, and offering. Its essence is unconditional love, a boundless openness of heart and mind, a selfless generosity and giving which is completely free from attachment and expectation.