The dhamma, or teaching of Buddhism, is free. As is this podcast -- there are no commercials during any episode, and pains have been taken to avoid any kind of banner advertising on the web, too. This is not a profit venture; The Secular Buddhist podcast's Mission is quite simple, and I'll be sticking to it. You'll notice "make a big pile o' bling" isn't on that Mission statement.

So I've tried to come up with some ways folks can help with the support of the podcast and website, while possibly doing things they might do anyway. Here's what I've come up with:

Please note that this is not a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, it's just a dude doing a podcast. Please understand that it is not tax-exempt. It's my hope that some of the costs of the web in particular will be offset by listeners ordering the books I've linked here.

My much greater hope is that listeners actually get something useful out of those books, so if you'd rather read them at the library, please do!

I've also wrestled with the notion of putting one of those Paypal donate buttons on the site, as some listeners may be more comfortable with a one-time or monthly contribution in that manner. But, honestly, it just doesn't feel right. Makes my spider sense say That Way Lies Darkness. So I've left it off. If you feel like making a donation to something, I have confidence that you'll find a more worthwhile endeavor that would benefit from your help.