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Sweetwater Zen Center is a non-profit 501(3)c organization and as such your donations are tax deductible. We rely on the donations from people like you to be able to provide this web site as well as the many programs at the Zen Center.

In this time of division and violence, meditation along with the Zen teachings of non-duality and love can have a great effect on our culture and our world. Giving is a fundamental aspect of our practice. We learn that letting go of attachments is the path to true liberation.

You can use the donation window below or you can send a check or money order to:
Sweetwater Zen Center | 2727 Highland Avenue, National City, CA 91950

General Donations are contributions made to support SWZC in meeting its annual income goal. This supports essential temple activities, including maintaining our physical premises, paying the salaries of our abbot, our Maintenance Contractor and other operational costs.

The Prison Meditation Project serves prison populations by bringing meditation and council into the prison. Several members of SWZC give time each month to share the dharma with those who are incarcerated.

Support our Community Outreach Programs