Please join us!
Please join us!
Join us as we delve into the teachings of dāna and discover its vital role on the Buddhist path.
The guiding theme for the 2023-2024 Sunday Sangha sessions will be on the teachings of dāna. It has been a long-time wish for many community members to deepen in understanding and lived experience of these teachings. The focus on dāna is also one of the Guiding Sangha 2023 priorities and has been supported by comments received from Listening Circles about the importance of freely offering the Buddha’s teachings and supporting our teaching community members.
Dana, the practice of giving freely, lies at the heart of Buddhist teachings. It is a way to cultivate selflessness, compassion, and interconnection with others. Through various forms of giving, we break free from the grip of greed and attachment, fostering happiness, harmony, and spiritual growth. By embracing the practice of Dana, we contribute to a more kind and compassionate world, benefiting both ourselves and others.
We hope that you will come away with a better understanding of the following:
- What is dana? What qualities are associated with dana?
- Why is dana important to you or to the Buddhist teachings?
- How do you practice dana, and what are some ways you incorporate it into everyday life?
- When can dana be practiced?
- What are common misperceptions about dana?
- What is the first step to understanding dana?
Teacher/facilitator/leader(s): various teachers and facilitators who are members of our global Insight Dialogue Teaching Community
Dates and Time: Sept 2023-May 2024, First Sunday of each month. All sessions will be held 1:30-3:00 pm America Eastern time unless otherwise stated. (Please use a timezone converter to find your local time.) There are two session where guest teachers will offer Dhamma talks for the Insight Dialogue Community.
Sunday Sangha – Sept 3: Jan Surrey and Anita Bermont
Sunday Sangha – Oct 1: Bhante Sukhacitto and Marsha Lawson
Sunday Sangha – Nov 5: Marieke Duijvestijn
Sunday Sangha – Dec 3: service as dana
Tuesday, Dec 12: 9:00 -10:30 am ET: Dhamma talk with Ajahn Sucitto
Sunday Sangha – Jan 7: 8:00-9:30 am HKT/ Saturday, Jan 6: 7:00-8:30 pm Americas ET: Kevin Fong and Gen Heng
Sunday Sangha – Feb 4: Beatriz Rodríguez Vega and Sandra Ramos Amézquita
Sunday Sangha – Mar 3: Nynke Humalda and Stéphane Benoist
Sunday Sangha – Apr 7: Juliane Dienemann
Tuesday, Apr 16: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm ET: Dhamma talk with Tuere Sala
Sunday Sangha – May 5: Fabiana Gomes and Catarina Mak