Songtsen Gampo Buddhist Center of Cleveland: Become a Member

Dear Friends,

Though the Dharma teachings are beyond price, Songtsen Gampo Buddhist Center’s (SGBCC) work to make them available depends entirely on financial support from members and friends like you!  We offer free meditation for adults, children, and youth as well as hosting ongoing classes and numerous programs to provide opportunities for Buddhist study and practice throughout the greater Cleveland area.

We are in great need of regular donations to cover the ongoing bills we face to keep the Center functioning including rent, utilities, insurance, website fees, and expenses for Lama visits.

We also have an important goal to support our resident teacher, Ani Palmo Rybicki with an increased salary that reflects her full-time duties. Currently, we are only able to offer her rent and $500/month. She has to pay her travel costs, health insurance, phone, gas, and much more out of her own pocket. As her sole mission for the past decade has been to minister to and serve our community, it would be wonderful if we could support her in this way.

There are membership levels to accommodate any budget, and 100% of every pledge supports the Center's activities. Pledges at all levels help us meet the ongoing expenses of operations and programs at the Center, in addition to supporting Ani Palmo’s living expenses. All gifts to SGBCC are tax-deductible and each member has our boundless gratitude!

As you select a renewal level, please consider increasing your giving this year to help us meet our goals and continue to inspire wisdom and compassionate action throughout greater Cleveland!

We offer a convenient way to pay through PayPal. Each month or year your credit or debit card will be charged the amount you specify. Your Membership will automatically renew each month or year unless you choose to cancel or change it. We will notify annual membership holders one month in advance of renewal. If you do not currently have a PayPal account, you can easily create one during the signup process.

If you are unable to use PayPal, you are welcome to write a check! Please scroll to the bottom of the page for more information.

Many employers offer programs matching nonprofit gifts dollar for dollar. Check to see if your employer does the same, and let us know!

By doing so, you will be supporting the Dharma and helping to create a more peaceful, loving, and kind world. Your annual pledge will enable us to continue offering meditation sessions, classes, workshops, and retreats. Additionally, you will be supporting Ani Palmo in her efforts to help you and others walk the path toward enlightenment.

Your support is greatly needed and very much appreciated!

With Gratitude,

Sheila O’Rourke
President, Songtsen Gampo Buddhist Center of Cleveland

  Treasure Vase Membership

  • Gifts from $100-$200 per month or $1,200-$2,400 per year
  • Invitation to members-only events
  • Free access to recorded teachings
Monthly Membership Subscription

Anual Membership Subscription

  Precious Parasol Membership

  • Gifts from $5-$75 per month or $60-$900 per year
  • Invitations to members-only events
Monthly Membership Subscription

Anual Membership Subscription



One-Time Donations

Not up for monthly or yearly membership? All donations are immensely appreciated! Just click on the "Donate" button and enter the amount you wish to donate. All gifts are fully tax-deductible. Thank you!

Paying by Check

If you are unable to pay online for either a membership or one-time donation, please feel free to write a check payable to Songtsen Gampo Buddhist Center and mail to:

Songtsen Gampo Buddhist Center of Cleveland
14023 Madison Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107

Thank you for your support!