Ways to Give
“Generosity brings happiness at every stage of its expression. We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous. We experience joy in the actual act of giving something. And we experience joy in remembering the fact that we have given.” ~ The Buddha
Dana is understood in the Pali language as “spontaneous generosity of the heart.” The Buddha identified generosity, or sharing what we have, as one of the Six Paramitas, or Perfections, making it a central pillar of spiritual life.
In Tibetan Buddhism, there is a concept of tendrel or auspicious interdependence” which describes the special relationship that is formed between teachers and their students. Traditionally, after a transmission of teaching, in order to create good tendrel and to reflect appreciation for the preciousness of what they have received, offerings are made on the part of the student to the teacher. The teacher(s) for our program offer their time and teaching without pay. They are only financially compensated by what participants offer to them.
Nature Chapel rental, costs for virtual classes and our Scholarship Fund.
Yeshe Ellen’s Teachings