EIN 26-1351397

Against The Stream Buddhist Meditation Society

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Against the Stream was founded to make the teachings of Buddha available to all who are interested. We wish to create and sustain communities of healthy, accountable, wise and compassionate people from every walk of life. We welcome people from all ra...
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2015 is in the books and all we can say is "What a year!" Our SF Center opened in April and has quickly become a dharma hub in the Bay Area. Our 2 centers in LA continue to provide a variety of weekly classes, daylongs, series and year-long programs. Thousands of people come through our doors each month, and countless others are part of our virtual community connected through retreats, podcasts and social medial. In October, 12 teachers graduated from our most recent ATS Teacher Training program and are in LA, SF, NY, Boston and other places int he US and Europe sharing the dharma with all who are interested. We started advanced Facilitator Training and a Mentor Training program. We received a $15,000 Hemera Foundation Grant which provided fellowships to our retreats for teachers and others working in K-12 schools. We're proud to announce that we're the recipient of this grant again for 2016. We also received a very generous donation which allowed us to offer scholarships to whomever needed one for our 2015 retreats. The Details: 1)39 weekly classes or sitting groups in all our locations (31 in LA and 8 in SF) 2)37 special class series and daylongs (26 in LA & 11 in SF) 3)180 received scholarship support (12% or all attendees) 4)24 dana-only classes and events (19 in LA & 5 in SF) 5)2269 attended all special series and daylongs (1484 in LA & 785 in SF) 6)We have a Spanish meditation class in SF. 7)About 2800 people come through our doors each month (1,900 in LA and 900 in SF). 8)We had 6 retreats on 2 coasts (over 24% of 455 total retreat attendees received scholarship support).

Financials for Against The Stream Buddhist Meditation Society

RevenuesFYE 12/2015
Total grants, contributions, etc.$193,540
Program services$1,091,770
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$25,665
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$8,598
Miscellaneous revenues$172
Total revenues$1,319,745

Form 990s for Against The Stream Buddhist Meditation Society

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2015-122017-03-03990View PDF
Data update history
January 16, 2021
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
November 12, 2019
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Identified 1 new vendor, including
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General information
4300 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Metro area
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Los Angeles County, CA
Website URL
(323) 665-4300
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Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
X50: Buddhist
NAICS code, primary
813110: Religious Organizations
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