How is Happy Science funded?
Happy Science is a donation based non-profit organization, so donations, offered by Happy Science members and people who sympathize with our ideals, are the main source of funding. There are no membership fees. Followers make their donations voluntarily as an expression of their faith and gratitude to Lord El Cantare. People who understand the value of the Truth make donations to help spread the “Good news” to the end of the world.
What is the meaning of offering?
First of all offering is an expression of faith and gratitude to the Lord. Offering is also an opportunity to practice “love that gives”, so it is important to offer donation with a pure heart not expecting anything in return. Making an offering contributes to the development of our souls and is regarded as a part of spiritual discipline. It is a practice of letting go of our attachments, being selfless, and being in a state of light-heartedness and freedom. To give up a part of what we have for the future happiness of others is highly valued from the heavenly world – it is the start of boundless merit. We call this form of offering “Happiness planting”.
What is regarded as “Happiness planting”?
“Happiness planting” is an offering, which can take many forms. You can offer your time by helping as a volunteer in Happy Science activities. Everyone has special talents and skills, so by using them for spreading the Truth is a wonderful thing and brings greater happiness to society. Members, who gain wisdom from the experience of practicing the teachings, can volunteer as ‘Doctors of the Soul’ to help those who find themselves in suffering and worry. People who are blessed to have a lot of space can offer it for holding meetings, meditations or study sessions before a temple of light is built in a particular area. Financial support plays an important part as we live in a material world under an economic system.
How are donations used?
Donations are used to achieve the missionary objectives of Happy Science, which include conducting religious activities, charitable and community events. To spread the teachings, we need various publications. To be able to meet and retreat from our daily lives, we need special places like Happy Science centres, where refined vibrations can be maintained. Donations help us to spread these precious teachings and to offer salvation to people’s souls.
How can I donate to Happy Science?
Donations to Happy Science can be made by members and non-members. Donations can be made by visiting your nearest Happy Science centre.