Daoist Center Fundraiser

$21,827 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 75 people in 15 months

The Daoist Benevolent Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Daoist Priest Zhou Xuan Yun, dedicated to spreading the teachings of Daoism (Taoism) and traditional Chinese culture.  

For the last five years, DBA has been improving the health and quality of life of our local community by offering free tai chi and qigong classes (over 1,000 hours taught!) and by hosting Boston's annual World Tai Chi & Qigong Day Festival.  

After years of teaching in parks and libraries, community centers and Jewish temples, the DBA is ready for a space of our own.  The center will be used for tai chi, qigong, and kung fu workshops, as well as meditation retreats and Daoist ceremonies.   It will be a home for students and teachers from around the world. 

We have identified a property in rural Massachusetts, a little over an hour from Boston.  $80,000 is needed for a down payment.  There are also lawer's fees and closing costs.  DBA has already raised $40,000.  Zhou Xuan Yun will donate $30,000.  We are $20,000 away from making this center a reality!

Please help make this Daoist center a reality!

More info. about the DBA is available at http://dbahealth.org/

Donations can also be made directly to DBA at: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=gtejun9AAgCL6tjOz_P3Jx_f8b05qBVmeXDrCTZb24dXM4SSt66a6qGgLSk2JqP3yLWzRG&country.x=US&locale.x=

Those donating on the DBA website will receive rewards listed on Go Fund Me.

If donations exceed the campaign goal, all extra funds will be put towards furnishing the center.

All donations are tax deductible.  

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Hi everyone!

In case you haven't been following us on our Facebook page, we have obtained a location in Francestown, NH!

Thank you for all of your contributions. Of course, we will always continue to appreciate additional donations. Also, as we are working on repairs and furnishing, please consider donating an item from our Amazon Wish List http://a.co/7mO4EL1 - don't forget to use AmazonSmile!

We will be following up with all of our contributors in the next month to organize your rewards!

Also, look forward to our soft opening coming soon - we are hoping sometime in late May or early June. Stay posted!
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Hello Everyone,

I wanted to send an update on our work to create a Daoist center. Unfortunately, the property we were interested in was sold to a higher bidder. We are working very hard to choose a new location. We have logged thousands of miles driving all over Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire looking at possibilities. Once we sign papers on something, I will let you know.

Thank you for your support and your continued patience. Building this center has been my mission since I came to the United States 8 years ago. I am dedicated to making it happen.

I look forward to being able to send you news of the new location in the future.

-Xuan Yun
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Raised by 75 people in 15 months
Created June 10, 2017
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