Practicing Generosity

Dana is the Pali word meaning "generosity" or "giving freely"

Generosity is the first of the ten parami, or qualities of character, that the Buddha taught his students to cultivate. The practice of generosity develops loving-kindness and compassion, deepens awareness of our interconnectedness and encourages non-attachment.

Giving benefits both the giver and the receiver – the giver practices sharing and letting go, and the recipient practices acceptance of what is presented. Offering a small favor, a kind thought, a meal, or funds to help sustain a meditation teacher or center is a sincere form of spiritual practice.    

Consider practicing Dana by supporting the Meaningful Life Center and/or the Sangha.

The Meaningful Life Center allows our Sangha to use the Center for Sangha meetings, classes, and days of mindfulness without charge. They would be very appreciative of receiving Dana to support the Center.

Your generosity to the Sangha enables those of lesser means the opportunity to participate in the classes and events of the Sangha. 

Please note what the Dana is for, e.g., Meaningful Life Center, Sangha

Offer Dana using PayPal
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Offer Dana using Zelle

Access Zelle from your online banking site. 

Send to: johnmb1948@hotmail.com


Offer Dana by Check

Send to:

John Blackburn

5219 Mountaincrest Dr.

Knoxville, TN. 37918

Please note what the Dana is for, e.g., Meaningful Life Center, Sangha