We invite you to join in our mission and deepen your personal engagement in Boundless Way Temple activities through becoming a Temple member. The primary benefit of membership is the opportunity to make a meaningful, personal contribution to our sangha life. Each member will be able to vote at the Temple Annual Meeting. You will automatically become an associate (non-voting) member of Boundless Way Zen. Members will be given priority registration and discounted fees at selected Temple events.
Joining the Temple
Becoming a member or a supporting friend is simple: fill out a membership form and send it to the Temple or give it to one of our practice leaders. Alternately, you can join online. On the form, you will be asked to choose a membership/friend level, and to specify your donation and how your will pay (monthly, quarterly or annually). Membership is open to all, regardless of the level of your financial contribution. Your membership form will be reviewed by the Temple Leadership Council and you will be notified upon your acceptance. Members are required to fill out a pledge form annually and are expected to fulfill their pledge as well as participate in the ongoing life and purposes of the Temple. Membership and pledges are renewed each year in November. Your membership form includes a section in which you can let us know how you would prefer to support the Temple in addition to your financial contribution.
The following suggested amounts of member giving are intended to provide general guidelines1:
- Student/Senior: $20 – $35 per month
- Individual: $40 – $100 per month
- Family: (2 or more individuals) $60 – $140 per month
- Sustainer: $140 – 3% of income per month
- Friend: Any amount (A Friend is an associate (non-voting) member who wishes to support the Temple’s mission.)
Make checks payable to ‘Boundless Way Temple.’ We are a 501c3 religious organization and membership contributions are tax-deductible. Please give your completed membership form to a practice leader or send it to the Temple. If your checking account supports online banking, you can automate your payment, by setting up Boundless Way Temple as payee with a recurring payment.
- Membership is open to everyone, regardless of the level of your financial contribution. ↩