For many of us, the words “religious” and “hatred” don’t belong in the same sentence. Yet these days anger and accusations between religious groups fill the airwaves and make front page news.
People who cherish peacefulness know it’s more important than ever that humans overcome our differences, talk to each other, find our common ground, and honor our shared values.
Northwest Dharma Association has been promoting that kind of harmony for over twenty years, encouraging cross-tradition collaboration among Buddhist groups of every description. We’ve helped to bring mindfulness and compassion into the mainstream by supporting the organizations that teach them in Alaska, Yukon, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana.
We can bring peace into our own lives and into our world, but one Buddhist alone can’t do it. One Dharma center alone can’t do it either. But many centers and groups working together definitely have an impact on our society that is of benefit now and will create causes for tremendous benefit in the future.
That’s why we’re inviting your support for Northwest Dharma Association. Your offering helps NWDA support Buddhist teachings and community in the Northwest through an informative website and an up-to-date directory of Dharma groups and activities. We share our stories through the quarterly NW Dharma News and sponsor events that help Buddhists of multiple traditions bring the Dharma alive in our daily lives.
Please join us to help foster peace and harmony in our region. You gain many personal benefits by becoming an individual member and you help support Dharma values with your tax-deductible offering. You can make your gift safely on-line or send a check by mail.
May the fruits of your generous offering be dedicated to ending all hatred forever!
The Northwest Dharma Association is deeply grateful to those who have already given to our annual appeal.