Dāna (Generosity)

Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat, Dharma TeachersThe teachings and guidance are offered according to the practice of dāna, a mutual exchange of generosity and abundance between teachers and students.

“Dāna” is a Sanskrit and Pali word meaning “generosity” or “giving,” and is always discretionary. Through our cultivation of dāna, we leave habitual states of mental poverty behind and steadily grow a reality of psychological, spiritual and thus material richness.

By practicing with a healthy spirit of generosity, we deepen our own practice and support teachers to make these healing teachings and tools available to all.

By offering material and other kinds of dāna with an open heart, everyone benefits, particularly the giver.

Dāna is an active, conscious and powerful spiritual practice.  At Planet Dharma all teachings are offered on the basis of dāna to invite students to consciously cultivate their dāna, as well as allowing the teachings to be offered to all in accordance to their financial means.  Dāna practice is a deep and wonderful study – to learn more we invite you to read and reflect on the following page: Offering Dāna: Some Guidelines and Practices

To give an offering of Dāna: Click on the Alms Bowl below.

Please take a moment to tell us what this Dāna is for.