Kosala Buddhist Center

Meditation In Chapel Hill

Perfection of Giving Fundraiser 2018-2019

Dear Friends of Kosala Center,

Kosala Center invites you to participate in our Perfection of Giving Campaign and help meet our community’s goal of raising $15,000 this year.

For over twelve years the Kosala Center has been a stable home of clear and authentic Buddhist teachings and practice in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro community. Today, the Kosala Center is supported by the volunteer efforts of many students, and the generosity of its teacher Gen Kelsang Tilopa, who travels here from Charlotte each month.

Class fees alone are not enough to cover the center’s rent and overhead, so additional donations are important.

Our Center continues the journey started last year. Due to much inspiring giving last year, we for the first time had sufficient funds to request a full-time teacher who will be in residence in the Triangle. We have made this request to Venerable Geshe-la and have received word that a teacher will be come to us just as soon as one becomes available. Thank you to those who gave. We rejoice!

We invite you to donate to the Center so that our community (YOUR community) can progress to accomplishing our full $15,000 goal for the year ($7500 was raised last year!).

These funds will serve three purposes:

l.)  Dharma classes for everyone.

Although 75% of our operating expenses are covered by class fees and at-the-door donations, Kosala Center is open to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. We offer a sliding scale on all our classes so that students can choose to pay at the level they are able. No one is ever turned away. Donations allow us to continue to be able to offer classes to everyone, so that everyone gets an opportunity to learn these extraordinary Buddhist techniques for creating a happy and meaningful life.

2.)  A Fully Funded, Full-Time Resident Teacher. 

We’ve made significant progress toward having the resources to support a full-time resident teacher living right here in the Triangle. Accomplishing our $15,000 fundraising goal will ensure stable support for our kind teacher, including medical care, transportation, and travel to continue his / her spiritual training. A teacher right here in the triangle will bring his or her deep understanding of Buddha’s wisdom to classes and workshops throughout the Triangle.  The money from this year’s fundraising would provide independent housing for a teacher, a more sustainable and attractive opportunity for our future teacher.

3.)  A New Building.

As our community grows, we aspire to move to a central location with better public access and larger facilities – including a kitchenette and space for children’s activities.

By your generous giving you can make a lasting impact on many local people.  Each year Kosala Center reaches hundreds of new people, planting seeds of happiness and spiritual growth. For some these seeds ripen into a lifetime of inner growth and outer beneficial actions for our community and our world.

By taking the next step in growth, the Kosala Center can create the conditions for more people to enjoy the teachings and practice of Buddha Dharma and help many more people develop minds of peace and happiness.

Plant seeds with Kosala Center this year.  If you share our goals, please make a donation.  Any amount of giving is appreciated.  Donations to the Kosala Center are tax deductible, and documentation for the IRS is provided at request.


Ethan Lechner

Kosala Center Admin Director

  • Donations to the Center can be made online through PayPal by clicking on this button:

(You don’t have to have a PayPal account, just go to where it says “Donate with a credit or debit card”)

  • Donations can also be mailed to:

The Kosala Buddhist Center

711 West Rosemary Street,  Ste. E

Carrboro, NC 27510

  • Or you can donate via check or cash at the Center

Questions?   Please send us an email at meditationinchapelhill@gmail.com .