Your open-hearted generosity offers monks the opportunity to devote their lives to meditation in a forest refuge.
The Sanghata Board of Directors serve as stewards helping the community provide the basic needs – the requisites – of the monastics living at the Pacific Hermitage. This support allows the monastics to live in accordance with the Vinaya (Buddhist monastic code) and to teach the Buddha Dhamma in the Pacific Northwest. The requisites include: food, clothing, shelter, and medicine.
Sanghata receives and holds monetary donations given to the Pacific Hermitage; pays bills, and provides requisites as needed by the monastics. We ensure that financial transactions are carried out legally, fairly, and in consultation with the monastics. We welcome inquiries from the community about the Sanghata organization, our finances, the requisites for the monastics, and the role of stewards.