Generosity brings happiness at every stage of its expression. We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous. We experience joy in the actual act of giving something. And we experience joy in remembering the fact that we have given.
Generosity, or Dana, the practice of giving and receiving, is the heart and foundation of the Buddhist path. The Buddha taught generosity as a means for liberating our hearts, transforming clinging and encouraging non-attachment. It is a practice that has traditionally guided retreat and dharma centers in our lineage, where teachers have relied on the generosity of others in offering their teachings.
One of Chattanooga Insight Meditation Community's (CIMC) deepest aspirations is to continue to introduce and bring the practice of Dana into our communities, to share the Buddha’s teachings with all who are interested, regardless of their ability to pay.
CIMC continues to offer weekly programs and retreats because of your generosity. We rely on your Dana to support our teachers and the very existence of CIMC.
Thank you. We appreciate your generosity. Your donations sustain our group and allow us to continue to share this practice and these priceless teachings.
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