2022 Annual Report From Salida Insight Meditation Center
Our sincere thanks to everyone who attended our Annual Meeting on December 4th! For those of you unable to attend here is a review of another active year at the Sangha.
The Salida Sangha offers meditation practices that open the heart and expand our capacity for being with our own challenges so that we can have the courage and compassion to help others.
This past year, our beloved teacher, Brian Lesage, offered two weekend retreats and one public talk. In 2023 Brian will again be sharing his knowledge and wisdom at two retreats.
Our Sunday evening and Tuesday noon sits continue to offer opportunities to settle into mindful awareness, open our hearts and connect deeply with others on the path.
Our Caring Committee, led by Kym Mellsop, offers home-cooked, nourishing meals and other non-financial support to Sangha members who are in need as a result of surgery, injury, sickness or other challenging circumstances.
The Sangha provides financial management support for the Mindfulness In the Jail program under the guidance of Denise Ackert. We also support the ongoing Mindful Recovery meetings helping those who struggle with addictive behaviors of any type.
At the annual meeting the 2023 budget was reviewed, voted on and approved. The board of directors election was held and two important new board members were added, Mike Fisher and Kym Mellsop. We are also very grateful to Mike and his wife Taylor for designing and gifting us with our beautiful new sign.
Because your pledges and other support make all or these things possible, we once again send you our yearly pledge form - Click here for the form. May our work together bring freedom and happiness to all beings everywhere without exception.
Pledge Form for 2023
Salida Sangha, Inc.
dba Salida Insight Meditation Community
PO Box 1420
Salida, CO 81201
We are deeply grateful for your generosity in supporting the Salida Sangha by making a pledge to help pay for the Sangha’s expenses. Your support as a caring donor will help to sustain this beautiful place of refuge. The expenses for the Sangha are detailed in the budget adopted at our annual meeting, and those details are shared freely.
If, at any time, your circumstances change, you may modify your pledge
with a simple communication.
Pledges can be paid by check - monthly, quarterly or annual; or by PayPal at
http://www.salidasangha.org/donate.html - DONATE button. If you have any
questions, please contact the Sangha Board at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pledge amounts are held in confidence by the Board Treasurer.
Salida Sangha, Inc. is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. Your donation is tax
deductible to the full extent of the law. No substantial goods or services were provided for this donation. The Salida Sangha, Inc. tax ID is 47-2096018. You will receive a statement of your donation for the year with a notice that will be sent to you by the end of January.
A pledge of any size is deeply appreciated.
Please click HERE to print out a pledge form ( Click on the File Tab on the task bar in the upper left-hand side of the document. At the bottom of that drop-down is the print option). Pledge Forms can be returned by mail to the PO Box above or emailed to our treasurer Paul Vosburgh at email@example.com.
With blessings and gratitude,
Your SIMC board