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Re: Weekly Dana Club (Anyone Interested?)

Postby Dan74 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:08 am

Good stuff, Khalil!

Just donated $40 to Oxfam's Cow Bank.

It would be good to organise physical Dana, like going to a temple and bringing food. Anybody in Victoria does this?
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Re: Weekly Dana Club (Anyone Interested?)

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:14 am

Sadhu Dan! That's an excellent idea, too bad I'm in NYC. :anjali:
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Re: Weekly Dana Club (Anyone Interested?)

Postby rowyourboat » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:24 pm

Tiny Dana-buying coffee for the team, getting a pick me up for the wife :)
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today's dana

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:36 am

Hi Everyone,

i feel kind of strange doing this but, since it was my idea, I'm determined to stick to it until I'm told to knock it off. Anyway, I was afraid I wouldn't succeed in my aditthana to mindfully practice at least one act of dana each uposatha day. For some reason I passed by the apparent druggie who asked for a buck on the way home as well as the gypsy and her daughter begging in the station without even realizing until it was too late. But, tonight, I was to get my dana done by going out of my way to get some sorely needed documents for a colleague of mine even though (I must admit) I didn't much feel like it at the time. Nonetheless I feel better for it and hope to have more inspiring dana accounts to relate in the future. Happy uposatha!

Mike
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Re: Weekly Dana Club (Anyone Interested?)

Postby rowyourboat » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:31 am

Hmm.. either people are too shy to post (it must be admitted there is that element :tongue: )..or people are genuinely not giving dana :thinking:

I would think of another option- people don't recognize the little things they do as being generous- maybe a kind word, or gesture- giving up your seat (too trivial to post, as well!).

I would think KB for starting this thread- yet another generous act! I am curious though.. how can we, or in what format would we inspire others to be generous? I wonder if there were a thread on generous acts ever.. we might find more inspiring acts which would leave an impact in people's minds. What do you think Khali Bodhi? :smile:

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Re: Weekly Dana Club (Anyone Interested?)

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:40 am

There is an interesting difference between West and East here. Give money in Thailand (like we did during Songkran when they were raising money for the local Wat) and every couple of hours they read your name and amount of donation out over the PA system.

Just returned from the Wat in Sing Buri where my Avatar is from. As you can see, the Avatar-Buddha is currently under maintainance... [The angle is rather different - it really is the same Buddha-Rupa, and it's REALLY BIG, slightly larger than the one in Wat Po in Bangkok.]
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Donated some supplies (actually you put money in the box and take a pre-packaged box of supplies) and "purchased' a couple of tiles for a building project...
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Re: Weekly Dana Club (Anyone Interested?)

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:44 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: Weekly Dana Club (Anyone Interested?)

Postby Monkey Mind » Tue May 03, 2011 2:43 am

I presented dana meal to the monastics, and donated some more money to bhikkhuni support organizations.
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

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Re: Weekly Dana Club (Anyone Interested?)

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue May 03, 2011 8:39 am

Anumodana to everyone! My dana for yesterday consisted of my intention to give everyone freedom from my own unskillful speech. I may not have always succeeded but that was my aditthana for yesterday. Metta!
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Re: Weekly Dana Club (Anyone Interested?)

Postby retrofuturist » Tue May 03, 2011 9:26 am

Greetings,

Hmmm... a comparable adhitthana topic might be interesting!

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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Weekly Dana Club (Anyone Interested?)

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue May 03, 2011 10:38 am

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-Dhp. 183

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Re: Weekly Dana Club (Anyone Interested?)

Postby retrofuturist » Tue May 03, 2011 11:35 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Weekly Dana Club (Anyone Interested?)

Postby rowyourboat » Tue May 03, 2011 7:08 pm

My monthly monetary contributions to the local temples. :anjali:

It makes me happy to support the sang in this way.

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Re: Weekly Dana Club (Anyone Interested?)

Postby Ben » Wed May 25, 2011 10:36 am

Sadlly asylum seekers and refugees are political footballs in this country and it does nothing but expose the nastiness and mean-heartedness many of my fellow countrymen (and women) suffer.
Yesterday, I committed myself to two years of making monthly contributions to the UNHCR.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
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Re: Weekly Dana Club (Anyone Interested?)

Postby retrofuturist » Wed May 25, 2011 10:45 am

Greetings,

I gave a homeless man a few coins today, and tomorrow I'm giving a couple of Vajrayana books to a new guy at work who happens to be a Vajrayana Buddhist.

(Postscript: One of the books happened to be written by his actual flesh-and-blood teacher, and is now out of print... so he was REALLY happy about that one!)

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Weekly Dana Club (Anyone Interested?)

Postby rowyourboat » Wed May 25, 2011 1:59 pm

Did a dhamma talk and presentation for the local temple Vesak celebrations+ guided meditation.

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Re: Weekly Dana Club (Anyone Interested?)

Postby Monkey Mind » Wed May 25, 2011 2:49 pm

Another cash donation to Bhikkhuni support organizations. I am also volunteering a lot of my time to help a schizophrenic man achieve his disability benefits. The report is due today.
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
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Re: Weekly Dana Club (Anyone Interested?)

Postby Ben » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:23 pm

I gave blood at the Red Cross on Friday and on last Sunday I spent the day doing service at my local meditation centre.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Weekly Dana Club (Anyone Interested?)

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:53 pm

Anumodana! I will be making a donation on the behalf of a dear and beloved Dhamma friend who was struck and killed in a hit and run on the 28th.
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: Weekly Dana Club (Anyone Interested?)

Postby Ben » Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:06 am

I'm sorry for your loss, Khalil.
May your friend be liberated.
May you and your friend share in my merits.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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