There are many ways to be of benefit to our community, our teachers, mission and those we serve.

Encinitas Mindfulness Community’s (EMC) mission is to employ and propagate mindfulness through practice and compassionate action. EMC is a tax exempt entity able to accept tax deductible donations to those who aspire, as we do, to change our world for the better. Through our 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, we gratefully accept your donations to be used toward the continued education and propagation of mindfulness in our community. This includes retreat scholarships for fellow practitioners, day-to-day operating costs and outreach programs for those in need. We are currently serving Community Resource Center in Encinitas, Stand Up for Kids and Bishwa Seva. Our tax id#47-1914114.  A receipt will be sent automatically to your email address.  Donations can also be made in dedication, in honor or celebration of a loved one. Download Dedication Form Here.


If you prefer to donate with a check (made payable to Encinitas Mindfulness Community) these can be left in the Sangha space or mailed to our EMC Board Treasurer:
Encinitas Mindfulness Community
c/o Cary Joel
1092 Aloha Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024

Offering Dana to the Teacher

Dana box for the teacher

Dana (pronounced “dah-na”) is a Pali word meaning generosity, and is a tradition in which there is an offering from student to teacher. Your Dana contribution goes directly to our founding, visiting and guest teachers for the propagation of the teachings.

A small wooden box marked ‘Teacher Dana’ is available in our Sangha space, usually at the back of the room. If you wish to make a donation through EMC to the teacher, please identify “teacher” or “Diana” in the comments section.  All dana is gratefully accepted and deeply appreciated.