A mature, healthy relationship balances giving and receiving, and practice relationships are no exception to this. Since Empty Hand Zen Center is an organization that survives on the basis of donations, we rely on the support of our sangha. Whether you give your skills, energy, or material things, your contribution is deeply appreciated.

Below are some suggestions for ways to be of service to Empty Hand Zen Center, its Teacher and the Sangha. Items with a star [*] are urgently needed. Please see Konin if you have questions or suggestions for this list.

Ways to be of Service

* Help to maintain the website

Water and weed the garden

* Walk the Zen dog

Paint the entrances

Distribute rack cards and flyers

Video record Dharma talks

Drive to the grocery store, pet store, or office supply store

Build a new main altar or kitchen cabinets

Ways to Contribute

* Offer flowers or sweets for a special ceremony

Give used furniture and rugs

Give groceries or a gift card to a grocery store

Give table linens

This is the practice of dana paramita – the perfection of giving. You are helping to ensure the continuation of Dharma, now and for future generations.

We all bow in appreciation to you!