When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.  –Maya Angelou

At Nalanda West we’re continually inspired by our donors. Their gratitude for the gifts of wisdom and knowledge urges them to give back. Your generosity makes it possible for us to share the many flavors of wisdom teachings through our Five Fields of Knowledge programming. You are warmly invited to give where the need is greatest or to any project that moves your heart.

Nalanda West
Event Center


Every year NalandaWest event center offers a wide array of programming choices for living a contemplative life in the 21st century. Like its namesake, the historic Nalanda University of India, NalandaWest helps people explore fresh approaches to health, communication, music, and poetry, as well as insights into the mind, from diverse spiritual traditions.

Friends of
Nalanda West


Every year, generous donors provide vital support to the mission of NalandaWest — to be a resource for those who seek to live a meaningful life, across all wisdom traditions. As a Friend of NalandaWest, your contributions make it possible to keep the doors open and lights on, to provide the technology necessary for high quality audio and video recordings.

Where the Need
is Greatest

When you donate here, your gift goes directly to the area of most immediate need, in support of NalandaWest’s mission to bring you diverse wisdom teachings illuminating a contemplative life in the 21st century.

“Genuine altruism comes from a state of equanimity. We’re at peace with ourselves and content with what we have. Having overcome self-fixation, we’re relaxed and happy. Giving is effortless and a source of joy.”

— Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Rebel Buddha

NalandaWest
Scholarship Fund

We aspire to make our Five Fields of Knowledge programs accessible to people from all walks of life. Your donations to the Scholarship Fund give the gift of knowledge and the opportunity for contemplative exploration to those who otherwise would not be able to attend.