Dana sustains our practice, our tradition, our community, and in a very practical financial sense, our teachers. It is the practice of generosity and the full and free expression of gratitude for this life.
Roshi Susan Murphy and Sensei Kynan Sutherland give their life to teaching the Dharma, and their time generously to supporting us as we walk the ancient way of the Buddha. We, who receive the Dharma teaching from them, are warmly invited and encouraged to participate fully in the endless flow of giving and receiving, by offering freely and according to our means, the money which supports them as our teachers.
Dana is the river of life.
It nourishes all living beings.
It nourishes both giver and receiver
Until they cannot be told apart.
Without dana there is no life in our sangha.
Without dana I have no practice.
Our teachers fulfill their part -
They share the Way endlessly with us
And must also support their families - like us
Let us support our teachers, each according to our means
That we ourselves together with all beings, are blessed.