First, I appreciate your consideration and time in giving. It’s greatly appreciated! We can always use the help to ensure the public can continue to have access to fresh learning, service, and entertainment materials for meditation and zazen, Dharma, technology, and video gaming.
Continue on to find out more and donate.
We need funds to help with the start-up costs and really get the organization off the ground! This includes things such as…
- 🌐📧 This website and Email services.
- 👨👩👧👦📞 Online meeting and phone services.
- 💼🗃 Legal costs, especially for registering as a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit.
- 🧮🛠 Labor costs.
- 💻🎮 Equipment costs.
- 📚☸️ Books and reference materials.
Upon donating, we will include your name to be listed as a Founding Donor when we build our Special Thanks page! Just let us know if you how you’d prefer your name to be listed (first and last name, first initial and last name, full name with “nickname”, what have you). If you don’t specify, we will list you by first and last name. You may also opt-out, being listed as an anonymous donor; just let us know.
⚠️ NOTE: Because we are not yet a registered Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we are unable to offer tax exemption for your donations at this time. We apologize for this inconvenience. Thank you so much for your generosity and donating. We’re ecstatic that you believe in our cause and are willing to help out!
Other Methods of Donation or Financial Support
There are several other ways you can donate.
- Subscribe: You may subscribe monthly to the channel for as little as $4.99 per month. If you are a member of Twitch Prime or Amazon Prime, you are offered a single month’s subscription at no additional cost; this free subscription can be used once per month.
Subscriptions must be purchased directly from within the Twitch channel (https://www.twitch.tv/taizenorg). If the stream is live, your custom will be announced on the air shortly after.
- Purchase Bits: You may also purchase what Twitch calls Bits (sometimes called Cheers), which allows participating viewers to donate any amount of money they choose to the streamer and channel in an exciting and interactive way. The normal rate is 100 Bits for every $1.00.
Bits must be purchased directly from within the Twitch channel (https://www.twitch.tv/taizenorg). If the stream is live, your custom will be announced on the air shortly after.
- Tip or Donate Directly: You also have the option to donate to the channel directly via Streamlabs or StreamElements. Click or tap here (https://streamlabs.com/taizenorg/tip) or click or tap here (https://streamelements.com/taizenorg/tip). If the stream is live, your donation will be announced on the air shortly after.
- Patreon: You may also donate monthly through Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/taizen_org).
- Buy Me a Coffee: Donations can also be made through Buy Me a Coffee (https://buymeacoffee.com/taizen).
Merchandise from Taizen’s Swag Emporium
If you’d like some swag while supporting the organization, you may also have a look at Taizen’s Swag Emporium, three (3) online shops where you can purchase shirts, blankets, coffee/tea mugs, smartphone cases, and more.
To begin, simply click EMPORIUM (SHOP) on the left or go to https://emporium.taizen.org.
We are greatly appreciative of your compassion, generosity, and support.
May all beings be safe, healthy, and joyous.