You are all probably familiar with the dana bowl at class, but the money we bring in that way does not cover our monthly expenses.  Another way you can practice generosity and support Against the Stream is to Adopt-a-Bill. We have two locations in the Los Angeles area and along with two lease payments come two sets of utility bills, double the insurance payments, and so on. If you would like to contribute something towards the power bill or buy toilet paper for a month or two, it would go a long way to help us support the 2,000 plus people who come through our doors for class each month. You can also sign up to be a Monthly Supporter which helps us immensely in our planning.

Here’s a breakout of our average monthly running expenses for both Santa Monica and Melrose combined. We’ll add the info on the San Francisco center shortly.

Water & Power         $    323
Insurance                       250
Web & Podcasts             100
Phone & Internet            250
E-Commerce Fees      2,000
Paper Goods, Tea, etc   199
Office Supplies                 75
Program Supplies           150
Lease Payments        12,000

To adopt all or part of a monthly bill, please click the button below. You can indicate what your donation is for, or just let it be a general contribution.  If you would like more information about this program, please write Mary, or call 323.665.4300.


For information on becoming a Monthly Supporter, please CLICK HERE.


Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society is a 501(c)(3) Corporation and all adoptions are deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Tax ID # 26-1351397