Thank You!Thank you to all of our supporters that have shown us love over the past 7 years since our launch! We have grown as an organization with the help of our wonderful community! Your support has helped us produce many podcasts, YouTube videos, and blog posts about meditation, mindfulness, and compassion. We never turn anyone down at our groups or for our membership for financial reasons, and your support helps us continue this practice!
Who We AreWe are simply two people passionate about the power of mindfulness, compassion, and the dharma to transform lives. Meditation has made a deep impact in our own lives, and we seek to share the practices which have helped us with others. Although One Mind Dharma has a lot of offerings and a huge website, it's the two of us who write emails, record meditations, handle technical issues, fulfill orders, and keep everything running.
Matthew is an empowered Buddhist meditation teacher from Spirit Rock Meditation Center who sits retreats at Spirit Rock, with Against the Stream, and at local monasteries in California. He loves investigating the ancient teachings of the Buddha, and bringing them to the modern experience. When he is not teaching meditation, Matthew runs a digital marketing firm that works in the mindfulness and wellness fields.
Elizabeth is an associate Marriage and Family Therapist, working with teenagers and young adults. She brings mindfulness to her work, and leads many groups at the One Mind Dharma center in Northern California. She also brings meditation and mindfulness classes into addiction treatment centers in California as the practices have helped her personal recovery from addiction.
What We Do
One Mind Dharma has a huge list of offerings both free and with a fee. Our websites hosts online meditation courses, Daily Inspirational Emails, Daily Guided Meditations, a popular meditation podcast, an in-depth blog, individual mindfulness coaching sessions, a store, and much more.
Like many small organizations, we handle all of the work ourselves. When there's a technical issue with the site, we handle it. We record the meditations, write the emails, make our graphics, and design our website. As both of us have full-time jobs, keeping up with the website is a true project of love.
How Your Support HelpsWe absolutely love One Mind Dharma, the people we get to meet through our work, and the opportunity we have to share the dharma. Over the last seven years, One Mind Dharma has grown more than we could have imagined. This has been a wonderful gift in our lives.
As One Mind Dharma has grown, so have the costs. Things like our podcasts and Daily Inspirational Emails were essentially free for us to produce for a few years, other than our time (which we are happy to donate). With growth, we've incurred costs. We have had to upgrade our servers to handle the traffic from podcast downloads, increase the capacity of our mailing list to make sure everyone gets their emails, and pay for the recording software and hardware to create meditations.
In an effort to show transparency, here are a few costs of our offerings that are of no cost to you:
- Server Traffic from Podcast Listens and Bot Crawls - $200/month
- Recording Software for Meditations - $49.95/month
- Mailing List for Daily Inspirations - $150/month
Your support helps us continue to offer these services for free so anyone may join. We have thought about cancelling the podcast and the Daily Inspirations, but people truly love them. With over 20,000 people opening the Daily Inspirations on a given day, and over 15,000 downloads of each episode of our podcast, we don't want to just stop.
We have also thought of charging for these services, but don't want to limit them to only those that have money. On a donation-based model, all can join regardless of financial ability. We don't believe that only those with money should have access to inspiration and meditation, and need your help to continue with our intention.
As these offerings are costing us about $400 every month, or almost $5,000/year, we simply cannot continue to cover the costs ourselves. The costs are continually growing as our lists grow, and we frankly do not make enough money with our day jobs to support this! Your pledge will help us continue to make these offerings.
Please consider giving anything you have to offer to help. If you've received benefit from the offerings we have dedicated time, effort, and money to creating, your contribution is a wonderful way to show gratitude, practice generosity, and ensure we can keep going!