Buddha Gate Monastery welcomes people of all cultures and faiths who are interested in learning Chan meditation and the ageless wisdom of the Buddha’s teachings. It offers classes, meditation retreats, workshops, and others programs at no charge as a service to the community. We are supported by your generous offerings. Any donations will go toward the essential programs and building operating costs at Buddha Gate and will also help build future Chan centers around the world. Donations to Buddha Gate Monastery, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit religious organization, are tax deductible. Thank you for your support. May you attain infinite light and infinite life. Amitofo.

Donate by mail

Write a check written out to “Buddha Gate Monastery” and mail to:

Buddha Gate Monastery
3254 Gloria Terrace,
Lafayette , CA 94549 , USA

Donations online

You can also make an online PayPal donation through the Zen Center of Sunnyvale.

  1. Please press  paypal
  2. When you see a Paypal page with Chung Tai Zen center of Sunnyvale image on top, complete the requested information.
  3. Write “Buddha Gate Monastery” on the description field.

Donate through eScrip

Sign up with eScrip by visiting and select “sign-up”. The instructions will take you through the process. When you make a purchase at participating businesses, they will contribute a percentage to an organization of your choice. You can specify to contribute to Buddha Gate Monastery. We have teamed up with the Zen Center of Sunnyvale. Our Group Name is “Chung Tai Zen Center of Sunnyvale” and the Group ID is 500005757.