Land of Joy has grown into an inspiring, supportive space thanks to the enormous effort and generosity of our community of supporters. They nurture and support us just as the beautiful canopy of trees supports and shades our surroundings.

Taking care of Land of Joy is a big task with essential expenses totalling £90,000 a year. Our beautiful home also requires regular substantial maintenance work. As these costs are not subsidised by any other organisations, we are exclusively relying on the generosity of our guests and community to ensure that Land of Joy continues to prosper into the future.

How becoming a Branch of Joy will support Land of Joy

Becoming a branch of our community will help protect and nourish Land of Joy’s tranquil and supportive environment for everyone to enjoy for years to come.

Becoming a branch will help Land of Joy to:

  1. Continue to offer a supportive space for retreat by helping us manage our £90,000 a year running costs.

  2. Continue using our generosity model to offer retreats to everyone, whatever their financial situation might be.

  3. Take care of our wonderful volunteers who offer their invaluable time, expertise and enthusiasm freely and without whom our retreat community simply wouldn’t function.

  4. Have confidence in planning for the future, moving forwards with projects such as replacing our old windows, building a prayer wheel, transforming outbuildings into places for people to stay and so on.

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How to Become a Branch of Joy

Step 1: Please complete our Branches of Joy application form by clicking the button below. Anyone wishing to become a Branch of Joy needs to complete this form so that we have all the information required to process your request.

Step 2: Set up a monthly payment to Land of Joy in any of the following ways:

1. Use the online donation form below which will set up an automatic monthly payment via the card payment platform Stripe.

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Reclaim Gift Aid

Boost your donations by 25% at no cost to you! A Gift Aid declaration allows us to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you.

By ticking the "Yes" box, I confirm I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that Land of Joy will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more, but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate. When we receive a donation from a UK taxpayer, we're entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation. Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

All that is required is that you must be a taxpayer and that would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year. Furthermore, if you are a higher taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office. If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

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2. Via online banking.

3. By printing off and complete the standing order form and sending it to your bank.

Due to the risk of fraudulent activity on our account we have had to remove our bank details from the website. Therefore, please contact us via and we will send them to you by email.

Thank you for your understanding.

When your first payment is received we will send you your choice of gift.

Our gift to you

At Land of Joy we value all donations equally. Therefore, the merit created at special pujas and events will be dedicated to your happiness, success and good health. In addition, you will be offered the chance to receive a mala blessed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and a tsa tsa made at Land of Joy. Please indicate what you would like to receive when completing the Branches of Joy Application Form in Step 1 of the application process below.