Karuna Buddhist Society

aka Sakya Metta Buddhist Vihara   |   Highland, CA   |  https://www.kbsusa.org

Mission

A. This corporation is a RELIGIOUS CORPORATION and is not organized for the private gain of any person. lt is organized under the Nonprofit Religious Corporation Law exclusively for religious purposes. B. The specific purpose of this corporation is to promote the practice of Buddhism in the cause of world peace, harmony and progress. ln furtherance of its purposes this corporation may: (a) Distribute religious material by employing all methods of media, including oral presentations, printed matter audio recordings, and video; (b) Appoint Buddhist Monks; (c) Establish Temples, schools and related institutions; (d) Engage in charitable and humanitarian activities in any country; (e) Contract, rent, buy and sell personal and real property.

Ruling year info

2004

President

Robin Dewan

Abbot and Vice President

Rev. Samiddhi Chakma

Main address

26608 Pacific St

Highland, CA 92346 USA

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EIN

57-1153379

NTEE code info

Buddhist (X50)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Meditation programs

Karuna Buddhist Society organize meditation classes on every Sunday at 5 pm - 6 pm via Zoom as well as in person. Visit www.kbsusa.org for further details.

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Where we work

Financials

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Karuna Buddhist Society

Board of directors
as of 1/12/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/12/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Chakma
Gender identity
Male

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Chakma
Gender identity
Male

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