Giving in the USA

Bodhi Path is a non-profit organization devoted to supporting the teachings of the Buddha and the spread of enlightened activity.

Donations in the USA are made to Wisdom Foundation, which is the legal name of the 501(c)(3) charitable organization that supports Bodhi Path and its projects. Unless otherwise specified for a specific project, donations support the general activities and operations of Bodhi Path.

You can also donate separately to local centers. For details, please contact any of our local centers via the information on our center pages.

All donations to our organization are tax deductible in the USA as permitted by law.

Making Donations

Your donation can be made for a specific purpose:
If you would like your donation to go to a specific purpose, please specify the project when making your donation.

If you submit your donation online, you will have the opportunity to “add special donation instructions” on the PayPal payment details review page (before finalizing your donation). Please use this space to specify the purpose for which you are donating.


To Give to Bodhi Path – USA

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You can donate shares of stock

Much has been written about the tax efficiency of giving to your favorite 501(c)(3) charities by donating stock. Find out about this simple process to donate shares of stock by contacting us via email or calling us at 540-228-0545. Please also consult your professional advisors.

You can increase your donation with corporate matching programs

Bodhi Path students have increased the size of their donations by working with corporate matching programs available at their workplaces. With these programs, your original-size donation expands to include a matching amount from your employer. Feel free to ask for our assistance in this process by contacting us via email or calling us at 540-228-0545.

You can mail check donations to our mailing address

Wisdom Foundation
12 Bodhi Path
Natural Bridge, Virginia 24578

Telephone: 540-228-0545 will donate a portion of the proceeds from your qualifying purchases to Wisdom Foundation

To make your purchases count, enroll in the Amazon Smile program making Wisdom Foundation your charitable organization of choice. Once enrolled, Amazon will make an automatic donation to Wisdom Foundation every time you shop, based on a percentage of your purchase amounts. The site is operated by Amazon and has all the same products, prices, and shopping features as

You can make an IRA Rollover Gift through a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)

If you are over 72 years of age, you have the opportunity to make your donation through a distribution from your IRA in your choice of increments, up to $100,000. These distributions do not increase your taxable income or require any additional tax.

They can also offset your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) for the year. Please consult your professional advisors for more details. To make the donation, you can contact us via email or call us at 540-228-0545.

You can make Bodhi Path part of your estate planning

Bodhi Path students have included Bodhi Path in their estate planning, which can include creating trusts, to donate property, financial securities and funds. Feel free to ask for more assistance in this process by contacting us via email or calling us at 540-228-0545. Please also consult your professional advisors.