Become a Temple Member

For those who would like to become a member of Midwest Buddhist Temple* or support the temple financially as a Friend, we have the following official categories:

General Member

Membership to Cleveland Buddhist Temple is open to all (regardless of color, race or sexual orientation) who uphold its principles and purpose: To promote and spread the teachings of Buddha’s truth, ensure the general welfare of the Buddhist faith and uphold Buddhist beliefs.

Financial pledge or donations are welcomed and encouraged but not required for General Member status.



Voting Member

Each General Member of 16 years of age or older who pledges financial contributions equal to or exceeding the annual minimum as set by the MBT Board of Trustees will be entitled to one vote on each matter submitted to a vote of the membership.

The current minimum pledge amount for Voting Member status is $17/month ($200 annually per member, $400 for couples).

PayPal MEMBERSHIP – Voting Member



Those who would like to support CBT financially but do not wish to become temple members will be accorded Friend status with a donation of $50 or more in a calendar year. Friend status provides temple mailings, such as the temple’s newsletter, and invitations to temple activities.





Things to know about paying your Pledge

  • New Electronic Payments: You can use your PayPal® account. See instructions below.

  • Budget your Pledge: If you want, you can pay your Pledge in partial payments. If you pay electronically (PayPal®) there are usually options to set up “recurring payments”* when you create the payment. Click below to go to PayPal®


You can also donate to specific memorial services and special services. Please write a check to Cleveland Buddhist Temple and make a note for which event you are donating in the memo line.

Please send all donations to: 

Cleveland Buddhist Temple

21600 Shaker Blvd. 

Shaker Heights, OH 44122

All donations are tax deductible.  We deeply appreciate your commitment and generosity! 

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Cleveland Buddhist Temple, 21600 Shaker Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44122, USA