Tonglen Service Grants Success

We are thrilled to announce that The Tonglen Service Grant has raised $50,000 by May 31, 2023.

This incredible achievement demonstrates people’s commitment to supporting individuals who want to help with ACI and Diamond Mountain Retreat Center and make a difference!

We received 41 applications, and we are delighted to announce that the first recipients of the Tonglen Service Grant are Rocio Diaz and Alona Stoliarchuk. Congrats, and welcome to both of them!

Now, as part of their service, they will be performing 30 min Tonglen meditations daily. The Asian Classics Institute and Diamond Mountain Retreat Center will share the grant money and support those two new team members.

We are both committed to continuing to fundraising for the Tonglen Service Grants, and our goal is $100,000. Once the funds are replenished, we will have another round of reviewing and selecting new recipients. And we very much hope you will be among them! The Tonglen Service Grant is more than just financial support; it fosters connections, mentorship, and collaborative efforts to support the retreat projects.

Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in the transformative impact next time. Stay tuned for updates on the next round of grants!

In the meantime, you may consider volunteering for the Asian Classics Institute or Diamond Mountain. You can apply for a volunteer position with ACI at or with Diamond Mountain at It’s not a requirement for a Tonglen Service Grant, but it can complement your application! And it would help both organizations a great deal.