On Dana – Generosity

The fees charged for a retreat cover lodging, food, and maintenance for the centre. The teachers offer teaching on a Dana basis in accordance with ancient Buddhist tradition. Within Buddhism, the teachings are offered on Dana  since they are considered priceless. In addition, it supports the cultivation of the deep and transormative quality of generosity. In that way Dana also enable everyone to join regardless of their financial situation and to benefit from the fruits of the practice. At the end of the retreat, you will be invited to practice Dana by making monetary offerings for the teachings and support the teachers to continue their offering in that way. Dana is not a payment for goods or services rendered; This is an opportunity to participate in the ancient tradition of total reciprocity between teachers and students and to give from the heart to that which we wish to support. Dana is the deepest expression of the mutual dependence between us all.  Your generosity not only gives support to the teachers, but also the Sangha, the larger Dharma community, and your own practice