Ways You Can Help
Since 1967, Lama Foundation has operated from the heart. Today we continue to feed people, house residents in search of deep spiritual practice, offer free public events and private retreats, and to serve as a meeting ground for all spiritual traditions in connection to the One.
It currently costs about $200,000 a year to operate the Lama Foundation. Half of that money comes from summer retreats, and another quarter from Flag Mountain Cottage Industries, hermitage fees, and Be Here Now royalties. But a full quarter of Lama’s yearly budget, about $50,000 is still dependent on donations from people like you who love and care about Lama.
Thanks to the generosity of many beloved friends the mission of Lama Foundation lives on, and Lama remains a precious place of replenishment in a modern world which is increasingly more structured and compartmentalized. Walking in silence and listening to the slow breath of the mountain, one is filled with a deep sense of peace, of heart-to-heart community, of love and well-being.
It is Lama’s mission to share this sense of tranquility with every seeker who sets foot upon this mountain – regardless of their income or background. Please help us maintain this mission.
Without your donations, this would not be possible.
Thank you with all of our hearts for your generosity and support
of Lama Foundation!
13 Ways to Support Lama Foundation:
1) Make a Tax Deductible Cash Donation
Lama continues to rely heavily on cash donations for the Foundation’s many needs. General, unrestricted donations help to provide the basics such as food, heat, communication, medical care, repair and maintenance, vehicles, insurance, and the many other expenses necessary for operating the Foundation. They also support our free public events such as Shabbat, Zikr, Visitor’s Days, and other special events by defraying expenses for teachers’ fees, ceremonial food, and other items.
You may also donate to a specific project. In particular, our current focus is raising money for our new Guest Housing and Amenities Project. Lama wants to be accessible to all and we realize that many of our beloveds are not comfortable sleeping in tents. We need more guest quarters! But please feel free to donate to a cause that resonates with your intentions.
Please indicate whether your donation is a general donation or for a specific project when making your donation. Lama Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and will send you an acknowledgement of your donation for tax purposes.
To donate online please click here
To donate using Visa or MasterCard via phone please call 575-586-1269
2) Wish List Donations
New and used goods are often needed – everything from coffee mugs to vehicles help to keep Lama functioning.
3) Volunteer on the Mountain
Cooking, gardening, building, cleaning, maintenance, serving retreats, and many other rewarding forms of Seva (service) are available as fun and fulfilling ways to spend time on the Mountain.
4) Donate Skills and Services
5) Tell People about Lama Foundation
Word-of-mouth continues to introduce Lama Foundation to more new beloved friends than any other means of marketing. Please help us spread the word.
6) Come Visit
Attend a Visitors’ Day, Friday night Shabbat, or a special evening of Zikr or Dances of Universal Peace. Check our summer schedule for special events. Or just come to share the day, or a week, with us. Whether through morning meditation, community meals on the portal, morning “tuning”, seva, dance circles, conversation, or special offerings, the experience is one you will always treasure.
7) Join Our Mailing List
Do you or someone you know need to update their information for our mailing list? Enjoy reading our annual publications as well as staying informed about special events happening at Lama. Click here to join our mailing list.
8) Attend a Retreat or Tell a Friend about a Retreat That Might Interest Them
9) Rejuvenate at Lama as a Hermit
Unplug in a BIG way. Alone within the breathtaking environment of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, you have the opportunity to look deep within. Hermit stays also make great gifts.
10) Buy Prayer Flags
This is a great way to display the diverse spiritual influences of Lama Foundation in your home or business. We carry over thirty designs that are printed one at a time with prayers and love.
11) Donate Stocks or Securities
Tax write-offs can be substantial on appreciated stocks! Or donate those small holdings and clean up your portfolio. Please contact our Lama Administrator Office through our Contact Page.
12) Include Lama in your Gift-Giving Plans
Making a gift to the Lama Foundation Endowment Fund or remembering the Foundation in your estate plans will ensure that Lama will live on for future generations. For questions regarding planned giving, please contact our Fundraising Office through our Contact Page.
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