Aotearoa Buddhist Education Trust is a charitable trust dedicated to raising funds to bring buddhist teachers to New Zealand
Set up in September 2009, Aotearoa Buddhist Education Trust aims to allow more people to attend more retreats and workshops in New Zealand offered by highly-regarded secular insight meditation teachers, more often and more affordably.
Until now, the cost of bringing teachers from overseas and effectively publicising their retreats and workshops were both significant barriers.
In conversation, a question arose: what if there was a way of collecting funds in advance for the teachers’ air fares, covering the whole fare by donations rather than this being a major component of the expense of each retreat?
Every dollar of your donation for a teacher that the Trust receives will be used to bring that teacher to New Zealand and support the retreats they offer.
If the amount raised for a teacher more than meets their travel costs, what you have given will reduce the retreat cost even further for everyone attending these retreats, making them even more affordable.
And if you appreciate the work the Trust is doing and want to support more than just the one teacher, you can donate to the general fund. This fund will be managed carefully to support as many teachers and retreats as possible as well as being used to cover the costs of running the trust.
We have a dream – we would like to bring a steady stream of wise, experienced meditation teachers to Aotearoa New Zealand to offer teachings, inspiring some people to learn to meditate and others to deepen their practice of meditation. Can you relate to our dream?
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