Donations for Prison Courses (North America)

Since prisoners are unable to contribute for the ongoing support of their meditation courses, the VPT accepts donations from any person or organization who wishes to support meditation courses conducted by the Vipassana Prison Trust.  Because of cross-border tax and financial limitations, separate accounts for the United States and Canada have been created in order to accept donations to the North American Vipassana Prison Trust. One can donate to either or both countries. Receipts for income tax purposes will be issued to you by your country of residence.

U.S. Donations

Debit or Credit cards

Paypal Giving Fund

    Donations via the Paypal Giving Fund can be made here. These donations are exempt from PayPal fees.


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Offline Donations

    If you would like to give an offline donation for Vipassana Prison Project in U.S, please send a check payable to “North American Vipassana Prison Trust” to the our treasurer at the following address:
    NAVPT Treasurer
    17 W Main Street
    Marcellus, NY 13108


Canada Donations

Debit or Credit cards

    Online donations are processed through an American account. Online donations to courses in Canada are not tax deductible.

Offline Donations

    If you would like to give an offline donation to the Vipassana Prison Project in Canada, please send a check or money order payable to “Vipassana Foundation (Prison Fund)” to the following address:
    Vipassana Foundation (Prison Fund)
    810 Côte Azélie Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours
    Montebello, Québec, J0V 1L0