BW Monastery’s Policy Regarding Online Dharma Items
We do not provide these Dharma items in an ordinary way, thinking of them as goods to be bought and sold. Instead, we make them available with the intention to benefit all who simply views or acquire them and in return gratefully accept money offerings to the BW Monastery.
Generosity-Based Offerings: We have made a large number of our digital items available on a generosity-based model starting at $0 or very low cost.
Minimum Offering Amounts: For most items, we have listed a minimum offering amount. This minimum offering amount is necessary to cover the costs incurred producing or importing these items.
All offering proceeds received are carefully accounted for based on stringent accounting practice. The offering received are categorized to ensure that any proceeds from Dharma items are used for making more Dharma available and to further the charitable mission and projects of BW Monastery.
We strictly follow Buddhist principles for the use of this money. This money is not used for expenses unrelated to propagation of Dharma and charity mission.
How to Think While Acquiring Dharma Items Online
We do not encourage you to think that Dharma items online are ordinary commodities and that you are “purchasing” any Dharma items. Instead, we encourage you to think that you are making an offering to a Buddhist organization and to generate an attitude of devotion and the wish to benefit sentient beings.
Furthermore, we encourage you to think that by making offerings to the Buddhas, you aspire to achieve the faultless quality of them and seeking their blessing to support your practice. This is the most skillful way to acquire Dharma items and avoids the downfall of considering Dharma items in an ordinary way.
Our Dharma Item Generosity Policy
The BW Monastery’s online items exist solely to make Dharma items available to students around the world to further the charitable mission and projects of BW Monastery. If you are unable to offer the amount suggested for BW Monastery digital items or online programs, we will happily work with you to find a solution.
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BW Monastery reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice. In the event that any changes are made, the revised terms and conditions shall be posted on this website immediately.
Dharma items ordered through the BW Monastery online store are not tax deductible under Singapore law.
Please note that it is mandatory by law to declare the following for all foreign donations equal and above to SGD 10,000. Declaration includes: individuals/entities full name, passport or other identity document number, nationality of individual/entity's country of incorporation, date of birth, contact address, Unique Entity Number (UEN) (if available), date of donation, amount of donation received (in SGD); donation method and purpose of donation.