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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 other 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.


There are different ways you can remit your donations to Buddha Gate Monastery.

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Shop at AmazonSmile and Amazon will make a donation to Buddha Gate Monastery.

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Whenever you shop on AmazonSmile,  Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Chung Tai International Chan Buddhist Association. Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. Please sign up and support Buddha Gate! 

>> Click here to get started and to read more. Forward this link to your family members,  friends, and colleagues and invite them to support Buddha Gate Monastery, too!

Personal Check :

Write a check payable to “Buddha Gate Monastery ”and postal-mail it to Buddha Gate at 3254 Gloria Terrace, Lafayette, CA 94549. You may also give it in person at Buddha Gate Monastery. Either way, a receipt will be mailed or handed to you promptly.


Electronic Payment via Your Bank’s Online Bill Pay System:

A convenient way to make donations is by using your bank’s online banking “Bill Pay” service. Add “Buddha Gate Monastery” as a payee, enter the aforementioned mailing address, and schedule the payment. You can set up an automatic recurring payment plan or one-time only. Include a note/memo where possible that this is a donation.

Online Bill Pay is usually free to the bank’s customers and also free to the recipient of the funds. This means Buddha Gate Monastery will receive 100% of the amount you donate without handling fees.


Zelle :

Online banking recipient: (Buddha Gate Monastery)

Once you have completed the Zelle donation, please email us for further contact and receipt emailing etc.


PayPal Service:

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

Please press

When you see a Paypal page with Chung Tai Zen Center of Sunnyvale image on top, complete the requested information.
Write “Buddha Gate Monastery” in the description field.



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.



We invite you to consider leaving a lasting legacy with Chung Tai by adding a charitable provision to your will or trust to designate a certain amount or percentage of funds to “Chung Tai International Chan Buddhist Association.” Let us know if you have already or plan to do this so we can thank you for your generosity. (Please consult your accountant and/or tax attorney on your estate planning.)