Dana is a Pali word which means generosity.

For over 2500 years

these teachings have been offered in a spirit of generosity.

Dana makes the teachings available

to all who want to hear and practice

without putting a price on them.


The tradition of Dana also expresses the interdependence

of those who teach and those who receive the teaching.

Teachers have relied solely on the generosity of students

in order to freely offer the teachings.


Registration fees for retreats cover food, rental, transportation,

and other expenses. Any money left over is used to support dharma

activities such as our retreat scholarship fund.

None of this money goes to the teachers.


To allow the teachers to continue their dharma work,

support from students is needed.

There is no expected amount and dana is totally voluntary,

but you are encouraged to give

to the extent that you are able and comfortable.


However, dana is not just a donation.

It is a practice of generosity.

We encourage you to experience the good feeling

that comes with cultivating and expressing your generosity.