New Home Fund Donation

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For over 20 years, DDMBA-Chicago has steadily grown, diligently serving both English and Chinese speakers in the Greater Chicago area. Through the teachings and practice of Chan Buddhism, we hope to help people realize the benefits of achieving freedom and ease with their body and mind. We take it seriously upon ourselves to realize the vision of our late teacher, Master Sheng Yen, in “Uplifting the Character of Humanity and Building a Pure Land on Earth.”

Thanks to the dedication and contributions by numerous donors and volunteers over the years, we have seen positive growth in the number of our Center’s participants. In particular for some special events, we are beginning to experience the limitation of our current small space, sometimes having to turn people away because of that. At the same time, we feel that the causes and conditions for DDMBA-Chicago to firmly plant our roots in the Midwest region have ripened. Therefore, in 2014, we made the great vow to purchase a better place of our own, our long-term home here, to allow us to share the joy and benefits of Chan Buddhism with more people. Our goal is to complete this purchase within 3-5 years, by raising $1.5 million funding.

We need your help! Only with collective vows and actions can we build a Bodhi home for all. Every brick and every tile at our new home will reflect the great collective compassion. Your support will strengthen DDMBA-Chicago’s ability to spread the Dharma, and plant a seed of wisdom, compassion and merits for you, your family and your friends. Your generosity will create positive causes and conditions, lighting the lamp of wisdom for many generations to come.



Donation Categories & Thank-You Gifts*

One-Time Donation

Donating Through Installments

 $35,000 in a single transaction


  • A Prayer Guanyin Statue (12x8x18.5 inches)
  • Copy of Master Sheng Yen’s calligraphy: “The Common Endeavor of Buddhists”
  • A plaque at DDM-Taiwan and DDM-Chicago
  • A certificate as an Honorary Donor
 $35,000 – to be donated within 3 years


  • Copy of Master Sheng Yen’s calligraphy: “The Common Endeavor of Buddhists”
  • A plaque at DDM-Taiwan and DDM-Chicago
  • A certificate as an Honorary Donor
 $10,000 in a single transaction


  • A Shakyamuni Buddha statue (9 inches)
  • Copy of Master Sheng Yen’s calligraphy: “Have Affinity in Ten Directions”
 $10,000 – to be donated within 2 years


  • Copy of Master Sheng Yen’s calligraphy: “Have Affinity in Ten Directions”
 $1,000 in a single transaction


  • Copy of Master Sheng Yen’s calligraphy: “One Thousand Hearts and One Thousand Dollars”
  • A small pendant with Chinese blessing words
 $1,000 – to be donated within 1 year


  • A small pendant with Chinese blessing words
 Other– Donors are welcome to specify any amount of a single transaction donation  Other– Donor are welcome to specify any amount and installment terms of their donation plan
Alternative method (e.g., pledge, loans) are also possible, please contact Iris Wang (iwang123@yahoo.com / 847.951.3602) to discuss details


*Limited quantities available for each gift. Substitute thank-you gifts will be provided if the original items run out.

Questions or Suggestions?

Please feel free to contact Iris Wang (iwang123@yahoo.com /  847.951.3602)
Thank you!


Make a Donation

STEP 1:

Please download and complete the “Purchasing a New Home” Donation Form:
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STEP 2:

Please complete and return the Donation Form by:

Email: The form is electronically fillable – after downloading you can fill it out directly on your computer, save it, and then email it to:


DDMdonation@gmail.com

OR
Mail: Alternatively, you can print the form out, fill it out by hand, and mail it back to us at:


DDMBA Chicago, Re: New Home Fund
241 Holbrook Drive, 
Wheeling, IL 60090

Please mail/email the completed form to us regardless of your chosen donation method, so that we can mail receipts to you and keep a record of your chosen donation category.
All donations entered into the above form are assigned to a separate “New Home Fund”, and will not be used for other purposes. Donations are tax-deductible in the US.

STEP 3:

Please submit your donation by following the instructions found on the Donation Form for the payment method of your choice.

Credit Card / PayPal Donation
We welcome donations online via credit card / PayPal. 
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However, please note that there is a transaction limit with this method. In addition, DDMBA-Chicago will pay a processing fee per transaction (PayPal handling fee is: 2.2% +$0.30).