“It takes time to practice generosity, but being generous is the best use of our time."
— Thich Nhat Hanh
All teachings and classes are given through the Buddhist practice of Dana.
"Dana is a Pali word that means “generosity” or “giving freely,” and has played a central role throughout Buddhism’s history.
Generosity is the first of the ten parami, or qualities of character, that the Buddha taught his students to cultivate. The practice of generosity develops lovingkindness and compassion, deepens awareness of our interconnectedness and encourages non-attachment.
Giving is said to benefit both the giver and the receiver – the giver practices sharing and letting go, and the recipient practices acceptance of what is presented. Offering a small favor, a kind thought, a meal, or funds to help sustain a meditation teacher or center is a sincere form of spiritual practice." - Insight Meditation Society
If you feel moved to donate and share your generosity it is greatly appreciated! All donations go to the sustainment and building of our community and teachers.
All classes have a suggested donation amount of $20 but we also suggest donating whatever amount you can comfortably afford to give. Any amount of donation is appreciated and even if you do not donate you are still welcome at any of the teachings!