The Benefits of Dana Offering
during Chinese New Year!
Dana is a Pali word which is usually translated as “giving”, “generosity” or “gift”.
The most common form that this takes is the offering of alms food to the monastic sangha. One can also offer dharma, care and concern, and protection to one who is afraid…
The act of giving itself is of immeasurable benefit of the giver, for it opens up the heart, diminishes for a moment one’s self-absorption and places value on the well-being of others.
The size or value of the gift is of almost no importance—if the act of giving itself is the natural expression of a connected and loving heart and generates a thought-moment devoid of greed and full of joy and loving-kindness, then the gift is invaluable.
Please register at the office your intended amount of monies etc. State your choice of Dana to the Sangha in the form and your contributions. And we dedicate merits accrued to all Dana Givers during Tara Puja on 17 Feb 2013.
Offering Dana in this manner is very meaningful and meritorious, and will have all the blessings of the Buddha.
You can make a Dana Offering online right now!
Click here to read more about the Benefits of Dana Offering (english version)