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Spreading the Gift of Dhamma

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End-of-Year Fundraising Campaign Kick-Off

Dear friends,
 
We are coming to the end of a challenging year. As always, here at Pariyatti we dedicated ourselves to providing valuable and inspirational resources related to the teachings of the Buddha. The Buddha’s teaching is a precious jewel, and we are so fortunate to have access to it in our lives, not in the least during a year like 2020. In addition to publishing print books, our focus this year was to provide extra digital resources and online services to inspire all who had to stay at home—whether in quarantine or with limited movement outside—to make best use of the extra time on their hands, to practice Dhamma. 
 
As a non-profit organization, Pariyatti relies on the generosity of donors and volunteers to supplement the revenue received from sales. Once a year we run a fundraiser and today we are kicking off our 2020 campaign. This year's goal is $100,000.
 
Venerable Ledi Sayadaw mentions in the Manuals of Dhamma:
 
"The pariyatti Sāsana consisting of the Tipiṭaka is the base—the foundation—of the paṭipatti (practice of the Dhamma) and the paṭivedha (realisation) Sāsanas. Only when the pariyatti Sāsana stands firmly established can the other two Sāsanas be also firmly established. The burden of preserving the pariyatti Sāsana for 5000 years is indeed great, since these are times of a waning kappa (world‐cycle) when the life-span of men is also on the wane."
 
Since 1985 we have been striving to bolster this pariyatti sāsana through our wide-ranging and unique offerings. Pariyatti imports books from around the world, reprints books, publishes new titles, and converts existing material to digital formats. We protect and provide an enormous catalog of Dhamma resources in many languages and formats that otherwise wouldn't be as easily available. 
 
We offer free services such as the Pariyatti Learning Center, the Treasures of Pariyatti, Dhamma Story Time, and the Daily Words for inspiration via email, RSS feeds and mobile app. We offer most audio and video material as well as many eBooks and audiobooks free of charge, including a large number of resources for students of S.N. Goenka.
 
We usually also organize donation-based residential Pāli workshops and facilitate pilgrimages for Vipassana meditators. Due to the pandemic however, these all had to be cancelled this year. Our pilgrimage program is the only part of our operations that runs at a small surplus, and this helps us partially cover the deficits generated by the other aspects of our operations. The balance of our annual deficit is always met by voluntary donations from our supporters. This year without income from our pilgrimage program, and uncertainty about next year's pilgrimage program, we are even more reliant on donations.
 
We did receive support from the U.S. government's Paycheck Protection Program which ensured that we were able to maintain our current level of staffing through 2020, but whether similar support will be forthcoming in 2021 is uncertain.
 
Pariyatti operates with a small team, accomplishing all the above mentioned operations on a shoe-string budget. We stretch your hard-earned donations to operate a warehouse that contains more than 1,400 products with over of 45,000 items in inventory and from where we shipped almost 1,500 orders this year. We strive to make wise use of the amount we receive and we continually look for ways to improve efficiency and reduce costs as we move forward.
 
Learn more about Pariyatti's finances.
 
Your support will make it possible for us to keep disseminating the Words of the Buddha and make additional materials freely available. We understand that 2020 has been difficult in different ways for many, and appreciate any support you are able to offer us. Donations of all amounts are appreciated. Like the imperceptible change created by a butterfly's wings, your contribution, however small, can have a great impact when given with a pure volition.
 
Many employers in the U.S. will match donations to nonprofit organizations; if yours does, please take advantage of this to double the value of your gift!
 
You are welcome to make a one-time donation or may consider making a monthly recurring donation. Donations of any amount can be made online, by check, or by phone. For U.S. residents the most profitable way to donate is via PayPal Giving Fund, as there are no fees on donations given via the PayPal Giving Fund; we receive the full 100%. To make a donation in Euros or Pounds please contact us at eu-uk-donations@pariyatti.org.
 
We will send a receipt for your records; donations are tax-deductible in accordance with U.S. tax regulations.
 
We wish you a Dhamma-filled December,
Pariyatti

 

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As Pariyatti serves Vipassana meditators and seekers worldwide, most of the orders come in via the website and are shipped out from our location in Onalaska, Washington, USA. 
We don’t get many walk-in customers, but it is possible to visit our bookstore and browse a large part of our catalog, displayed on the shelves, and dive into the Dhamma books of your choice in our comfy-sofa reading corner.  
 
It’s usually possible to visit us on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 7-10am, but please call first to mark your visit—so our warehouse staff can make sure they are present (sometimes they can even accommodate slightly different times). Phone: +1.360.978.4998
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We are also open from 7:30am to 10:30am on days (usually Sundays) courses end at Dhamma Kuñja down the road.

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For many, this is the season of giving and sharing with loved ones. Interest in the Buddha's teachings continues to grow throughout the world. Perhaps the time is ripe for a friend or family member of yours. Browse our online bookstore for gift ideas.
 
 
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Should you order gifts via Amazon this holiday season (or if you're an Amazon shopper in general), please support Pariyatti by ordering via AmazonSmile (rather than the regular portal). If you are in the U.S. and you order via AmazonSmile with Pariyatti as your charity of choice, we will receive 0.5% of the purchase price from the eligible products you buy.
 
AmazonSmile released an app for Android devices, available via Google Play.
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Daily Word of the Buddha
 
Mettañca sabbalokasmi,
mānasaṃ bhāvaye aparimāṇaṃ:
Uddhaṃ adho ca tiriyañca,
asambādhaṃ averamasapattaṃ.
 
With good will for the entire cosmos,
cultivate a limitless heart:
Above, below, & all around,
unobstructed, without hostility or hate.
 
Sutta Nipāta 1.150
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
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