Support

Volunteering, Membership, and Donations

Thank You

Thank you for your consideration and interest in support of Tri-State Denver Buddhist Temples.  It is through generous support of all kinds that we are able to share the continuous bonds of connection between us–and through the ages–embraced by the Nembutsu path.

Helping

Volunteer

A great deal of effort goes into maintaining the activities, events, physical space, digital presence, and administrative needs of our Sanghas.  There are dozens of ways to assist our entire sangha, youth, and the ministers in both practicing engaged Buddhism and in numerous Temple activities.

  • setup, teardown, and cleaning surrounding events and services
  • participation in service; such as musicians and choir sharing their talent and love through music
  • the innumerable and essential activities of the Buddhist Women’s Association [LINK]
  • maintenance, cleaning, and upkeep of our (impermanent) facilities
  • visitor and membership
  • teaching Dharma School
  • lay leadership
  • liaisons to local organizations and events
  • charity drive and events coordination
  • fundraising
  • board of directors
  • cherry blossom festival 
  • …and your continued presence as a part of the community!

Donations

Special Services

You will be asked for a name of a service.

In Memoriam

You will be asked for a name of individual.

Digital Payments

Many of the payment options use PayPal for credit card processing, but you do not need a PayPal account to donate.  Simply click on the DONATE button which best matches your purpose of giving.  You will be prompted through the payment screens to enter the required information.  Once you have verified the transaction, you will be able to print and/or receive an email donation receipt.  This transaction will appear as PayPal*TRISTATEDEN” on your credit card statement.

Merchant Charitable SUpport

AmazonSmile

 

Only purchases made while Tri-State Denver Buddhist Temple is selected through smile.amazon.com will support TS/DBT. This now also works through the Amazon Shopping phone app by activating AmazonSmile.


Main Menu ☰ > Settings > AmazonSmile.

Membership

Membership

Thank you!

Join and Renew Here!

Primarily, support contributes directly to the Sangha (congregation) and is dedicated to sharing the Dharma.  Member support allows us all to participate in the various Dharma Services, study classes, events, retreats, and many religious activities throughout each year.

Tangible benefits of membership include:

  • Providing direct support for Dharma services, 
  • TSDBT membership
    • TSDBT monthly newsletter
    • Weekly Email Updates about Classes and Other Temple/Community Activities
    • The TS/DBT membership handbook
    • Preferred rates for use of facilities (weddings, family services, etc.)
    • Special rates and priority for various cultural activities
    • Eligibility as a voting member in TSDBT elections for the Board of Directors
    • Supporting the continued spread of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism in the United States
  • Automatic membership of the BCA
    • Receive monthly issue of the Wheel of Dharma newsletter
    • Eligibility for various retreats and seminars

Offerings

Major Services

Jodo Shinshu and broader Buddhist traditions often include monetary offerings at special services.  Presented at the service itself or mailed in, the offering is wrapped in a sheet of clean white paper.  Then placed in a plain envelope alongside an identification of what the offering is for and who the donation is from is printed on the face of the envelope.  These donations are separate from membership offerings, as they do not effect membership numbers; though the income is just as vital to operations.  

Osaisen

This weekly offering is often an early opportunity for visitors and children in Dharma school to contribute.  Amounts of any size (note from the clattering that it is just as often in the form coins as it is bills) enable everyone to be participants and contributors to the most immediate and apparent support costs.

Osaisen (temple visit money) is placed into the large Saisenbako (offering box).  This is most often located near the entrance to the Hondo or between the incense burners immediately before the Onaijin.  (Adults and children alike may be seen offering Osaisen with apparent gratitude, joy, and enthusiasm.)

For More Information

Legacy Endowment Campaign

You will be asked for a name of individual or service–please enter “Legacy Endowment Campaign”.

Aspirations for the Future

Please ask any member of the Board for details on any Campaigns and Legacy Endowments.

Nokotsudo

Nokotsudo Donations

You will have an option to enter name(s) of individual(s).

Gratitude and Reflection

The Nokotsudo is a special area for the storage of ashes of loved ones.

Thank You

Thank You

“May there be peace in the world, and may the Buddha’s teaching spread.” — Shinran Shonin,

Keeping this in our minds, let us move forward steadily to fulfill our responsibility.