Membership Information

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Ripa Ladrang Foundation. Your membership represents your dedication to our cause with a recurring yearly donation that will help us improve the lives of monks and children, preserve Buddhist teachings, and work for a host of important causes in Nepal and Tibet. You can choose from four different levels of membership:


$60 yearly
  • Benefits Include:
  • President’s Letter
  • Discounts on Retreats


$250 yearly
  • Benefits Include:
  • Friend Plus
  • Discounts on Teachings


$500 yearly
  • Benefits Include:
  • Supporter Plus
  • Recognition at Events


$1000 yearly
  • Benefits Include:
  • Benefactor Plus
  • Gift of Love from Ripa Ladrang

Rest assured your membership fee will be used towards a worthy cause. If you would like your fee to be used for a specific purpose, please note that in the comment box on the donation page. Or if you wish to make a one-time donation to a specific cause, please visit our project donations page.

Family Membership

You can also sign up for a family membership package to get Supporter benefits for 2 adults and their children.


$500 yearly
  • Supporter Benefits for 2 Adults and your Children

Why become a Member of the Ripa Ladrang Foundation?

Our members are a large part of our support base. Through their generosity we are able to provide the general funds and infrastructure needed to pursue our various projects as well as preserve Buddhist teachings.  Your contributions will go solely to these endeavors and if you have a specific initiative you would like to give to, please note that on the donation form page after you click the donate button.

What does membership entail and what levels of membership are there?

Membership involves a yearly contribution at a level of your choosing. All contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law. There are a various levels of membership related to your yearly contribution:

  • Friend – $60/year
  • Supporter – $250/year
  • Family – $500/year
  • Benefactor -$500/year
  • Patron – $1000/year

You can pay your membership dues online or via a check. And your membership will be automatically renewed online with a reminder unless you choose to withdraw or change membership levels for any reason. In which case, you can contact our team.

What are the advantages of being a member?

All members generally get a fee concession on all the Ripa teachings and retreats, with additional opportunities based on membership level:

Friend Members Receive:

  • President’s Letter
  • Discounts on Retreats

Supporter Members Receive:

  • Friend Benefits Plus
  • Discounts on Teaching Materials

Benefactor Members Receive:

  • Supporter Benefits Plus
  • Listing in the President’s Letter & Website

Patron Members Receive:

  • Benefactor Benefits Plus
  • A Gift of Love from Ripa Ladrang

Did you know you can increase the impact of your membership? Check with your Human Resources department to see if your company offers a matching gift program. If they do Ripa Ladrang Foundation is an approved 501 (c) 3 tax exempt organization. The Ripa Ladrang Federal Tax ID number is 91-1942035.

Please note employer matching gifts are only accepted with contributions from the employee.