Dāna is the Buddhist principle of generosity. As part of spreading the Buddha's teachings, we think it's important that we run our centre on the basis of dāna and aim to inspire a culture of giving.

All are classes are run by volunteers who aren't paid for the work they do. We don't charge for most of our classes, but simply ask you to donate whatever you can so we can cover our running costs.

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What It Costs

Monthly costs based on spending from our financial year ending 2024
Professional services

costs of supporting Prajnaketu part time

Rent or Lease of Buildings

hire of venues for regular classes and day retreats

Weekend Retreats

costs associated with hiring venues, etc.


website, mailchimp, Meetup, T-shirts for Buddhist Action Month, promotions in print and digital media

Computer Hardware/Software


for example in Safeguarding

Sangha Night expenses


Shrines for classes

Day Retreats

travel for visitors, room hire, etc.

Office/General Administrative Expenses

stationary costs, etc, with maintaining records

Where It Comes From

Total 2018-19
Regular Donations 4103
Sangha Nights 3363
Weekend Retreats 1926
Day Retreats 415
Single Donations 705
Other Events 100
Income from our financial year ending April 2019

How You Can Help

By far the best way to financially support the Oxford Buddhist Centre continue its activities is to set up a standing order. Fill in the form below and either email it to us or hand it in at one of our sessions. 

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Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer, the value of your donation can be increased by 25% under the Gift Aid scheme at no extra cost to you. This makes a significant difference, so if this applies to you, please help us by completing a Gift Aid declaration.

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