Giving and Receiving

Compassion is a verb
— Thich Nhat Hanh

When you support the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation, your acts of loving kindness allow a student to attend a mindfulness teaching, a poor child to be fed, a meditation hall to be built for Dharma sharing, and another person’s suffering to be transformed. Dana (giving) is the practice of generosity that helps remind us of the fundamental interbeing nature of life that Thay has taught and lived.

Ways to Give

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Monthly Giving

A recurring, Sustaining gift

A monthly gift through our Sustaining Member Circle is the best way to ensure the continuation of Thầy’s teachings and practice. Monthly giving is also convenient. The gift is automatically transferred from your credit card or bank account and can be changed or cancelled at any time. It’s safe and secure, and you’re in complete control. Learn more

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One-Time Gifts

A single act of offering support

A one-time gift is an act of compassionate giving you can initiate any time you wish. You can make a gift as a single one-time offering or alongside an ongoing monthly pledge. Your contribution may be in honor of a special occasion or to support a specific project or program. One-time gifts can be made online, by mail, or by calling the Foundation office.  Learn more

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Legacy Giving

A customized gift made through your will

When you leave a legacy in your will through the Cedar Society program to the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation, you contribute greatly to the future of peace on Earth. Your legacy gift ensures the sustainability of the monastic practice centers, continues the teaching and touring efforts of the community, and opens doors for transformational practices of kindness and compassion to reach many people. Learn more


The Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation is a division of the Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism, Inc. (formerly known as the Unified Buddhist Church). The Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism, Inc. is a US nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization founded by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.