2022 Year-End Appeal
In recognition of Giving Tuesday, the BCBS Board of Directors has very generously agreed to match all donations received on November 29th and 30th up to $18,000. This means your support on these days will be doubled by the Board and will help us reach the overall goal of $90,000 for our Year End Appeal.
We are so happy to be welcoming full classes of yogis back for residential study and practice programs here at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. We are also continuing to offer innovative online programming accessible to folks around the world.
We are launching our 2022 year-end appeal–our single most important fundraising effort of the year. And we are asking you to help us fulfill our mission of sharing the liberating teachings of the Buddha for the benefit of all.
As has always been the case in our 31-year history, your generous support is crucial to the continued flourishing of BCBS now and into the future. The cost of running the study center has gone up significantly this past year, and the need for financial aid has increased. Thanks to your past generosity we have provided over $90,000 in scholarships this year. With your financial help today we will be able to continue offering these nourishing teachings to all who are interested.
Over the past couple of years, with investments in building insulation, efficient lighting, and the installation of heat pumps for heating and cooling, we have significantly reduced the fossil fuel usage on our 90 acre campus. We now plan to add significant solar capacity and shift to renewable energy, as we seek to embody the Buddhist value of non-harming in the face of climate change. We are also moving forward with plans to create more outdoor spaces on campus and in the surrounding woods for small group gatherings and individual contemplation.
With humility and deep gratitude, we invite you to support and sustain this refuge for the study and practice of Buddhist wisdom.
Thank you for being part of the BCBS community.
PS: Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution today of whatever amount you can afford at the link below. A steady, monthly donation is always welcome and you can find information about bequests, stock donations, and volunteering on our website.
All donations are tax-deductible. A letter acknowledging receipt of your donation will be sent to you for tax purposes. Barre Center for Buddhist Studies is a non-profit educational organization described under section 501(c)(3) and section 509(a)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.