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Chung Tai International Retreat Center welcomes people of all cultures and faiths who are interested in learning Chan meditation and the ageless wisdom of the Buddha’s teachings. Through instructional classes, meditation retreats and workshops, and other programs, at no charge, as a service to the community. We are supported by your generous offerings. Any donations will go toward the essential programs and building operating costs at Chung Tai International Retreat Center and will also help build future Chan centers around the world. Donations to Chung Tai International Retreat Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit religious organization, are tax deductible. Thank you for your support. May you attain infinite light and infinite life. Amituofo.

How to make donations

There are different ways you can remit your donations to Chung Tai International Retreat Center.

Personal Check :

Write a check payable to “Chung Tai Chan Monastery USA” and mail it to 12129 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX 77072. You may also give it in person at Texas Pagoda Chan Monastery or Chung Tai Zen Center of Houston. Either way, a receipt will be mailed or handed to you promptly.

Electronic Payment via Your Bank’s Online Bill Pay System:

A convenient way to make donations is by using your bank’s online banking “Bill Pay” service. Add “Chung Tai Chan Monastery USA” as a payee, enter the aforementioned mailing address, and schedule the payment. You can set up an automatic recurring payment plan or one-time only. Include a note/memo where possible that this is a donation.

Online Bill Pay is usually free to the bank’s customers and also free to the recipient of the funds. This means Chung Tai International Retreat Center will receive 100% of the amount you donate without handling fees.


Online banking recipient: (Chung Tai Chan Monastery USA)

Once you have completed the Zelle donation, please email us for further contact and receipt emailing etc.

Remember Chung Tai in your Estate Plan

We invite you to consider leaving a lasting legacy with Chung Tai by adding a charitable provision to your will or trust to designate a certain amount or percentage of funds to “Chung Tai Chan Monastery USA.” Let us know if you have already or plan to do this so we can thank you for your generosity. (Please consult your accountant and/or tax attorney on your estate planning.)