Join us in our efforts to support Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s vision of preserving the Mahayana tradition in the holy land of Bodhgaya.

Taking care of a harmonious spiritual community is like looking after of a small village. Behind the scenes, there are many expenses which are necessary to keep things running smoothly. The cost of our many 'background expenses' can be quite high. Your monthly membership donation will help tremendously in ensuring a steady stream of support that can lead to better budgeting, increased efficiency, and more help for other year-round programs. This means your donation will go further.

Your monthly Root Institute membership donation will help us continue to:

  • offer Dharma courses, pilgrimages and retreats
  • build new and maintain our holy objects
  • support our local Indian staff & their families
  • support the Sangha
  • care for our liberated animals who live with us
  • upkeep our accommodations, facilities and grounds

From our hearts, THANK YOU!


Membership Giving Levels

Chenrezig member: $10 /month

  • Dedication for your life’s success at regular pujas
  • Free breakfast during your 5-day stay at Root Institute
  • Members-only newsletter with project updates on how your donation is being used

Tara member: $21 /month

  • Dedication for your life’s success at regular pujas
  • Free 3 or 4 day course at Root Institute + breakfast
  • Members-only newsletter with project updates on how your donation is being used

Maitreya member: $50 /month

  • Dedication for your life’s success at regular pujas
  • Free 3 or 4 day course at Root Institute for 1 person + breakfast
  • Corresponding free stay at the Stupa Garden of Compassion for 1 person
  • Members-only newsletter with project updates on how your donation is being used

Manjushri member: $100+ /month

  • Dedication for your life’s success at regular pujas
  • Free 10-day course at Root Institute for 2 people + breakfast
  • Corresponding free stay at the Stupa Garden of Compassion for 2 people
  • Members-only newsletter with project updates on how your donation is being used

To become a Member, simply click 'enroll now' and choose ‘Root Membership Program’ from the list of designations.

To explore giving to one or more of our three social projects, please visit our Social Service page.