Any donations, large or small, are greatly appreciated. If you’d like to make a donation to The Foundation, you could do so in the form of a check, pledge, or credit card.

There are other ways to give, such as charitable gift annuities, bequests, and Charitable Remainder Trusts. Please feel free to write, or call to explore these possibilities further.

On behalf of Pema, Gampo Abbey and the Pema Chödrön Foundation, we want to thank you for your interest in Pema’s work and the support of contemplative life in this busy world.

Donate via Check or Pledge

Checks or pledges can be mailed to:

The Pema Chödrön Foundation
PO Box 770630
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

If you would like your donation to be restricted to the any of the special initiatives below, please include a note with your check.

Donate to the Pema Chodron Foundation

Make a unrestricted donation to the Pema Chödrön Foundation with your credit card or PayPal account.

Donate to Pema’s Book Initiative

This initiative aims to make Pema’s books available to underserved individuals and the organizations that serve them, free of charge. Learn more about the Book Initiative.

Donate to support the nuns of Tsoknyi Gechak Ling nunnery in Nepal

With the support of many of you, we’ve raised the funds needed for the construction of a three-year retreat center, to be named Pema Chödrön Drubde, for the nuns of of Tsoknyi Gechak Ling nunnery in Chobhar, Nepal. This initiative now strives to raise $30,000 a year to support the nuns.  Learn more about the nuns of Tsoknyi Gechak Ling.

Donate to support the nuns of Sher Gompa nunnery in Nepal

We are pleased to announce that the Pema Chödrön Foundation has committed itself to the full support of a group of Tibetan Buddhist nuns in Nepal who are engaged in a three-year retreat under the guidance of Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche.


Donate to support the nuns of Karma Drubdey nunnery in Bhutan

The Karma Drubdey nunnery was established by the great scholar and meditation master, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche in 1968. With your help, the Pema Chödrön Foundation can help these nuns fulfill their aspiration to be fully trained to carry on the tradition that they’re so dedicated to.


Donate to the Monastic College of Surmang Dutsi Til

Surmang was the monastic seat of Pema’s principal teacher, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, until the Chinese invasion in 1957. Pema and The Pema Chödrön Foundation are committed to help bring the building of the Monastic College of Surmang Dutsi Til to completion by the end of 2015. When completed, the college will profoundly benefit the monks and nuns, but will also serve the spiritual and cultural needs of the local community, which is so central to their traditional way of life.


Recurring Monthly Donations

Set up a recurring monthly donation to the Pema Chödrön Foundation. This form of donation requires a PayPal account.

Make a Recurring Monthly Donation:

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Pema Chödrön Foundation is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax-deductible, as allowed by the law.