Donations are needed for the monastery to survive. They allow the community to access water, electricity, and other requisites. According to the monastic guidelines (vinaya), it is not proper for monastics to accept money in their hand. A donation box is therefore available at Goljek Hermitage. In addition, there are a number of other ways in which the monastery can be financially supported.
1. Bank transfer
Donations can be send to the bank account of the association “Gozdni budistični samostan Samanadipa” (in Slovenia) which is the financial steward of the hermitage (registration number: 2656205000, tax number: 35038209). For the bank details, please contact us directly. Thank you.
2. Online donations
For online donations, PayPal can be used.
Note: It is helpful to the Monastery Trust to know that there is some degree of regular financial support and standing orders are one of the best ways to ensure this.
3. Allocation of income tax share of 1%
(This option concerns Slovenian taxpayers only)
The Income Tax Act allows taxpayers in Slovenia to decide for themselves to whom they will allocate up to 1% of the assessed income tax, which the state of Slovenia allocates to finance non-profit institutions. Taxpayers can therefore divert part of the income tax (which in any case is taken by the state and does not mean any additional tax burden) to donation support to eligible organizations. Among the beneficiaries for this part of the income tax is Samanadipa Forest Buddhist Monastery (tax number 35038209).
Until when can I express my decision?
– December 31 is the deadline for submission of requests for allocating part of the income tax for donations for this year.
How can I express my decision?
1. Fill out the request form and deliver (send) to the Samanadipa Forest Buddhist Monastery, Goljek 3, 8210 Trebnje. In order for your request to be taken into account for the current year, you must do so by 20 December at the latest (it is mandatory to enter the competent tax office and branch office),