Before giving, the mind of the giver is happy.
While giving, the mind of the giver is made peaceful.
And having given, the mind of the giver is uplifted.
– The Buddha
If beings knew as I know the benefit of generosity,
they would not let an opportunity go by without sharing.
Dana – the practice of generosity – is a 2500 year old Buddhist tradition. The teachings are considered priceless and are therefore offered freely. Through the generosity of students and teachers, the Dharma has flourished through millennia. We continue this tradition today.
Your generosity allows Bloom of the Present to exist as a thriving community. BOTP has many strengths: our guiding teacher, her teaching and instruction, the caring and concern of the sangha, and deep Dharma friendships.