DDMBA-Chicago works to benefit individuals and society through understanding Buddhism and practicing the ways of compassion and wisdom as a living philosophy.
We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and are supported almost entirely by donations. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law in the US.
For current operations, the majority of the donations goes towards rent, utilities, the physical upkeep and maintenance of the meditation and activity center, and costs to host visiting Venerables and other teachers. All of our activities are free or offered at a small fee. No membership fees are required to participate in our regular activities. Your donations would be greatly appreciated!
In order to offer better programs and benefit even more people, and to really plant our roots here in the Midwest, we made a great vow in 2014 to purchase a better place of our own, our long-term home here. We hope to complete this purchase within 3-5 years, and we sincerely ask for your support!