Donations

How to Donate

A simple way to make a donation is through our PayPal account: https://bit.ly/3753s5b

You can also donate to BMZC by creating a one-off transfer or a recurrent standing order through your own bank. If your bank is in the UK, our details are as follows:

  • ACCOUNT NAME: Black Mountain Zen Centre
  • BANK: Danske Bank, Donegall Square West, Belfast BT1 6JS, Northern Ireland
  • SORT CODE: 950121
  • ACCOUNT NUMBER: 40631566

If you are in another country, these details may also be helpful:

  • Danske Bank
  • IBAN: GB31DABA95012140631566
  • BIC/SWIFT: DABAGB2B

If you’re looking for a low-cost option to transfer money from a different currency, we suggest using Transferwise

Why Donate?

Black Mountain Zen Centre is a charity dedicated to spreading the Dharma and offering a quiet space to practise meditation. Situated in the Cathedral Quarter of Belfast, with affiliated groups throughout Northern Ireland, BMZC provides a meditation space at no cost, and is open nine times per week, offering at least one meditation session nearly every day of the year for anyone wanting to attend. BMZC also offers a weekly study group, a monthly day of silent meditation, and runs twice-yearly silent meditation retreats (known as sesshins) where students can deepen their meditative practice.

As a charity, BMZC relies on your generosity to continue its activities. Your donation is used to pay rent for the premises and associated bills, and to provide support for the teachers. The practice of “Dana”, or generosity, is one of the foundations of spiritual development. Dana helps us to cultivate a spirit of openness and generosity in every area of our lives, encouraging our capacity for self-transcendence. Your kind donations are an expression of the practice of generosity.