Empty Gate Zen Center 2021 Fundraiser

Empty Gate Zen Center 2021 Fundraiser

From Empty Gate Zen Center

We are focusing current fundraising efforts on building up reserve funds for hybrid retreats, practice, and talks and maintenance and repairs on our Zen Centers.

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Dear Friends of Empty Gate Zen Center,

Thank you so much for all of your ongoing support. Whether you're a long-time member of Empty Gate Zen Center, the Kwan Um School of Zen or recently connected to one of our Zen Centers, we value all of your personal and financial contributions.

Our Berkeley, Boise, and Santa Clara branches have been closed for over a year because of the pandemic.  Our online presence has connected our practice locations in a way we were not connected before. Our Dharma talks and online practice offerings have brought people from all over the globe together. Even more, our members in Boise and at our sister Zen Center in Fairbanks, Alaska have connected in new ways that have helped make the Sangha stronger. Your contributions allowed us to continue these offerings. 

Now that we are slowly coming out of the pandemic, we are focusing current fundraising efforts to reconnect with the community in the Bay Area and Boise while creating a system and investing in equipment to allow hybrid retreats, practice, and talks. Furthermore, we need to attend to building maintenance, upgrades, repairs and garden design at both locations, in Berkeley and Boise. 

Please take a moment to consider a tax-deductible donation to support our ongoing activities and readiness for future projects. 

Many thanks for your practice and your continued support of the Empty Gate Zen Center. 

Yours in the Dharma,

Zen Master Bon Soeng (Guiding Teacher)

Jason Quinn JDPSN (Vice-Abbot)

Marshall White (Head Dharma Teacher)

Steve Watkins (Director)

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