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Generosity First by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (long post)

Generosity First March, 2003 Several years ago, when Ajaan Suwat was teaching a retreat at IMS, I was his interpreter. After the second or third day of the
Antony Woods
May 31

When we have the principle of generosity operating within us (Ajahn

"When we have the principle of dana, generosity operating within us, it conditions, strengthens and nourishes a sense of well-being. We know that we are a
Antony Woods
Sep 23, 2014

No Strings Attached: The Buddha's Culture of Generosity by Thanissar

"How can I ever repay you for your teaching?" Good meditation teachers often hear this question from their students, and the best answer I know for it is one
Antony Woods
Jul 26, 2014

Habitual Kamma Recalling Charity & Rejoicing (Thabyekan Sayadaw)

"It is important to frequently recall to mind one's deeds of pious charity (and other meritorious deeds) and to rejoice in thus bringing about the well-being
May 17, 2014

The Freedom to Give by Ven Thanissaro Bhikkhu (long post)

"As you sit down to meditate, one of the first things you want to do is to establish a sense of well-being. This is easiest if your life has been conducive to
May 1, 2014

Barriers in the Heart by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (extracts)

“Dana, or generosity: being willing to give of yourself, give of your time, give of your energy. So often the word “dana” gets hijacked for fundraising,
Mar 26, 2014

Inspiring examples of childhood philanthropy

Fifth grader donates her life savings of $300 to stop teacher layoffs:
Mar 21, 2014

Thanks for the Teaching on Wilderness Buddhism

Dear Antony.... Thanks so much for posting the teaching on Hunting and Gathering the Dharma by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. I know that this is going to be a source of
Colin Neal
Mar 3, 2014

Hunting & Gathering the Dharma by Thanissaro B. (long post)

“Dawn. I’m sitting at the edge of a mesa in southern Utah. Above me is a vast, pale expanse of sky; below me, the town of Rockville; and beyond it rise the
Mar 3, 2014

Better to Give than to Consume by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (long post)

“In the Novice’s Questions, the most interesting question is the very first: What is one? And the answer is: All beings subsist on food. This is what
Mar 2, 2014

Reflecting on your own generosity when feeling discouraged (Thanissa

"When you're feeling discouraged, try reflecting on your own generosity. Think of times in the past when you gave someone a gift, not because you had to or
Feb 18, 2014

If you give when there is no compulsion it gives rise to a sense of

"When the Buddha teaches generosity, he emphasizes the fact that you're free to give. In fact when a king once asked him, "Who should I give things to?" the
Feb 10, 2014

Self esteem from knowing you have done something right (Thanissaro)

"So that sense of well-being, the sense of self esteem that comes from knowing you've done something right: That's an important part of the path. Not only are
Feb 1, 2014

Learn to invest time & powers of observation (Thanissaro Bhikkhu)

"Mindfulness is to remind you that you can make choices, and that you want to learn to make them skillfully. You can learn how to breathe in a comfortable way,
Jan 20, 2014

Real joy comes from giving without seeking appreciation (Sumedho)

"Real joy comes from giving and not caring about whether anyone even knows or acknowledges it. As soon as the self comes in (for example: 'I'm giving this dana
Jan 17, 2014
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