Harvest of Peace Fundraiser 2021

In challenging times, we depend on one another. We are asking for your contributions to support the continued health of the community.

We have raised 89% of fundraising goal!!

As a gift to everyone who donates $50 or more to our fundraiser (through one-time or monthly contributions), we would like to send links to the recordings of five excellent Friday Night Talks over the past year to say thank you:


Judith Simmer-Brown – Limitless Ayatanas: Awakening Through Sense Perceptions
Holly Gayley – Terma & Lineage in Tibetan Buddhism
Judy Lief – Lineage, Tradition and Innovation in Western Buddhism
Larry Ward – One Nation Under Trauma
Arawana Hayashi – Not Knowing is the Place Where Something Can Arise

We will send these links to you in an email at the conclusion of the fundraiser.

Saturday, September 18 – schedule:
10-11:30am Morning Virtual Practice
12-2pm Outing to Amory Park (weather dependent)

Fundraiser

This year our goal is to raise $15,000, between one-time donations and new recurring membership contributions, to fund building repairs and upgrades!

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There are three main ways that we maintain our operational budget every year:

  • Membership Contributions
  • Program Income
  • Fundraising

The most reliable and important source of financial stability is membership contributions. If you are not yet a member yet, or would like to increase your contributions, please email [email protected]. We will be happy to answer any questions you have.

Learn more about Membership here


2021 Financial Breakdown Year-to-Date

Income to the end of August has totaled $96,607, averaging $12,076 per month
  • Membership revenue is $38,958, or approximately 40% of our overall revenue
  • Program revenue is $40,701, or 42%
  • Rental revenue is $7,240, or 7%
  • Our income for the year is up 4% from last year
Expenses have totaled $86,799
  • Staff costs are $47,591, or 55% of our overall expenses
  • Program expenses are $14,137 or 16%
  • Mortgage interest expenses $8,220, or 9%
  • Utilities and general supplies are $14,415 or 17%
  • Shambhala Global Services are $2400 or 3%
  • …and we’ve paid $2170 in credit card processing fees so far this year

You can contribute in two ways – One-Time Unrestricted Gifts & Membership Contributions

One-Time Unrestricted Gifts: Fill out the form below to contribute today.

Increased membership contributions: This can go a long way towards our fundraising goal and provide income that we can predict and rely on throughout the year. To inquire about increasing your regular member contributions, please email Max at [email protected].

Become a member! Learn more about Becoming a Member – We would love to answer your questions about providing ongoing financial stability to the Boston center by phone 617-734-1498 or you can email Max at [email protected].


Please fill out the form below if you plan to make a donation. The “Submit” button records your information for us and will then take you to a Paypal page to make a donation via Paypal.

Important note: you don’t need a PayPal account to donate, and don’t need to donate via Paypal. If you would like to donate by check (or other means) please note that in the comments section. If you would like to donate with a debit or credit card (rather than a Paypal account), choose “Donate with a Debit or Credit Card”.

Harvest of Peace