“An act of generosity opens our body, heart, and spirit and brings us closer to freedom.” —Jack Kornfield

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Dana - The Practice of Generosity

Dana (pronounced "dah-na") is a Pali word meaning generosity. Dating back to the time of the Buddha, there has existed an interdependence between those who offer the teachings and those who receive them. The teachings are given on a donation basis, since they are considered priceless. It is the practice of dana that has kept the Buddhist tradition alive for more than 2,500 years in Asia, where committed supporters have given generously to establish networks of monasteries and retreat centers providing for millions of teachers and practitioners. As these ancient teachings moves to the West, we hope to keep alive this joyful tradition.

Dana Online – Practicing Generosity in the Information Age

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