Why support Santa Barbara Institute?

Your generous donation to SBI will help further our work exploring the nature and potential of human consciousness and the inner causes of genuine well-being. We rely on donors like you so that we can continue offering transformative retreats, always offering scholarships whenever needed, sponsoring full-time meditators, offering grants to the Center(s) for Contemplative Research and offering ongoing support for all of Lama Alan’s work.

Donate towards Center for Contemplative Research (CCR), Crestone U.S.

Your donation to CCR-Crestone will help further the work of this recently established hermitage offering optimal conditions for full-time meditators and for collaboration with scientists. Your generous contribution can support the general fund, the retreatant fund, offering financial aid for yogis when needed, or the cabin fund, to build more cabins to accommodate more retreatants.

Donate towards Retreatants Program Support Fund

Going into full-time retreat requires stepping away from earning a living. Many meditators use their savings to be able to make this commitment and some require additional assistance. Your generous donation to the retreatants support fund allows SBI to provide financial aid for their daily living needs. Full-time meditators around the world under the guidance of Lama Alan benefit from this fund.

Donate to other Centers for Contemplative Research (CCR)

Your donation to other CCRs will help fund additional centers around the world like the hermitage in Crestone, CO. to provide dedicated contemplatives optimal conditions to facilitate collaboration with forward-thinking scientists. Your contribution will help to provide grants to purchase land, existing structures or offer other needed financial assistance to create a global network of centers.

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Help support the important work of Alan Wallace. Through your generous personal gift to Alan, he will be able to continue making important contributions to humanity through his contemplative work and practice.


Tax Benefits of Cryptocurrency

The IRS classifies cryptocurrencies as property, so cryptocurrency donations to 501(c)3 charities receive the same tax treatment as stocks. Donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes. Please contact your tax or financial advisor for more information specific to your financial situation.

Please note that The Giving Block immediately converts cryptocurrency donations into US dollars upon receiving a donation to the CCR. The CCR does not hold or invest in cryptocurrencies.

Refund Policy for Cryptocurrency

All cryptocurrency donations to SBI made via The Giving Block are nonrefundable.

We work hard to ensure that every token that is donated is put to work as soon as possible. When SBI receives your donation it is understood that this is made to support our mission and we are grateful for your support. As these donations are immediately converted into US dollars, we do not offer refunds on any donations that are made in cryptocurrency.

We are not able give refunds if you changed your mind, sent the wrong cryptocurrency or made the wrong decision. No goods, services or airdrops will be offered in exchange for cryptocurrency donations.

Santa Barbara Institute
P.O. Box 3573
Santa Barbara, CA 93130

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