Dana: Generosity of Spirit
About the Practice of Dana
The practice of dana dates back from 2,600 years. Dana is “generosity of spirit,” which is the giving and receiving from heart to heart. Buddha in His wisdom purposely set up a practice of direct interchange and interdependence between the monastic and lay Sangha. He foresaw that reciprocal respect and kindness would develop between members of the Sangha in following the practice of dana, which in turn would assist each one of them in bringing their training to fruition. Generosity is the first sign of Enlightenment and the practice of generosity opens one’s heart to the Dharma. Sacred Falls International Meditation Center has no source of income other than your kind donations, which are the traditional way to show appreciation for the Teaching of the Buddha.
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It is traditional for members of the laity to make offerings to the monks of the basic requisites of life.
The Center is still under construction, and we really need all help available to make it the awesome project our master envisions, combining meditation teachings, healing training and integrated teaching to contribute to the inner hapiness and peace of mind, and outer peace in the world and between communities.
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