What is Dana?

​Dana (DAH-nuh) is one of the central pillars of Buddhist virtue. Meaning "generosity" in Pali, it is an act of offering material goods, wisdom or monetary support. In Buddhist tradition, teachings are given freely because they are considered priceless. Also in Buddhism, dana is practiced by making monetary offerings for the teachings. Dana is not payment for goods or services rendered—it is given from the heart. Giving dana helps a teacher sustain their education and allows a student to express their gratitude for the teachings.

I currently ask for a donation of $15-20 for my lessons in the form of cash or electronic payment through Venmo, PayPal or Zelle. If you cannot afford the suggested donation, please give from the heart what you are able.

Thank you for supporting me and joining in this tradition.