What is Dana?
This is how an institution can intersect with the Buddha’s teachings and its responsibility for financial stability…by adhering to the practice of Dana and functioning inline with the virtue of generosity. We at PFoD, nurture virtue by providing a fertile environment where spontaneous acts of generosity have the opportunity to arise, gladden the heart and open space for wisdom to function.
Luang Por Pasanno explains the meaning and practice of dana in the book A Dhamma Compass:
“There are many different translations of the word dana. It is the quality of generosity that gives physically and from the heart. Hearts with dana are generous, open-handed, and liberal in terms of willingness to give, share, to be present, and to help…”
“…When dana is the center of life, instead of me and my needs, there is no need to be depressed…There is relief and release rather than anxiety and obsession. Dana is a dramatically different focal point. The perspective changes to “What can I give?”