Thank you for your interest in donating to Cafe Dharma/Radio Adyashanti. It has become clear over the past few years that there is a growing number of people all over the world who are drawn to the teachings of Adyashanti. We feel that our media website, Cafe Dharma, gives us a unique and powerful way to make his teachings available. Our intention is to provide live streaming events, as well as audio and video downloads, at a low cost or free. Your donations support our efforts to offer high-quality media teachings without making the cost prohibitive to our growing sangha.
Radio Adyashanti is a live streamed audio and video satsang that is free to all those who tune into this event. In a very short time our “listening/viewing” audience has grown to 3,000 per radio program. On the Cafe Dharma website, we have had as many as 105 countries represented. Our reach isn’t just about numbers though; included in those statistics are two people from Kazakhstan and one person from mainland China. Through Cafe Dharma and Radio Adyashanti, these teachings are reaching people who may not have any other support for their desire to awaken to the Truth.
Since 2008 we have been broadcasting an average of two radio programs a month, with the audio broadcast provided for free to our listeners. In order to improve the quality of the broadcast and to accommodate more listeners, we also moved our website to a high-end Internet media provider. With this move, we now get the same kind of quality, reach, and capacity as mainstream media websites. In July of 2009 we added live streaming video to Radio Adyashanti, and in 2011, through a generous donation to cover our streaming expenses, we now offer this videocast for free. Just imagine those two listeners in Kazakhstan, who are now able to “see” Adyashanti teaching live for the very first time.
Along with our commitment to both quality and capacity is a responsibility to sustain our ability to offer Adyashanti’s teachings at a low cost or free. Your donations are an important part of supporting our free offerings. If you would like more information about donating to our ongoing Cafe Dharma projects, please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With appreciation and love,
Executive Director, Open Gate Sangha