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The Legal Stuff

The following may read a bit dry to most of us: it’s all the ‘legalese’ behind open Dhamma. We think it’s good practice to say it as it is, outright so here goes.

Legal Status

Open Dhamma is the name which we usually employ, and it refers to Open Dhamma Inc, an Incorporated Society, registered in New Zealand on 7th January 2011 with the Companies Office.
The registration number is: 2543378

Open Dhamma is also registered with the New Zealand Charities Commission, and is recognised as a charitable entity.
The registration number is: CC46423.
This registration means that all donations made to Open Dhamma Inc. are subject to a tax rebate in New Zealand. We advise you to consult your tax advisor for more details.


President: Don McDonald
Secretary: Kam Hamilton
Treasurer: Ray Taylor

Officers are appointed at the Annual General Meeting of Open Dhamma Inc, which usually takes place in May or June.
Minutes of the past AGMs are available upon request.

“Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation.”

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