Giving (dana)

Dana is a word the Buddha used to describe the quality of generosity in the heart.

Dana has the power to transform the sense of separation and alienation that can limit our lives into one of connectedness and value. The Buddha said that this development is an essential foundation for the arising of insight.

Open-heartedness and dana are foundational values in developing mindful living, and in our relationships with ourselves and each other.

Some Original Nature events are offered with dana as the system of payment, which means it is up to participants to decide what they wish to give. We encourage participants to use these opportunities to explore directly the benefits of this quality of heart, and to taste the effects of dana in one’s meditation and daily life.