At Insight PV, we are honored to continue the dana tradition of sharing the teachings of the Buddha freely and without charge. The donations from classes, retreats, and sittings, added to the donations from fund-raising events, mail appeals, and gifts from dedicated friends of the Center, enable us to pay the rent and other administrative expenses. Events cover only about half of our annual expenses. The rest is the generosity of our sangha members.
For courses and retreats, your pre-registration matters! We request registration for all retreats, workshops, and courses in order to ensure enough participation for a beneficial experience for all and to support the teacher. If fewer than 8 people register, the teacher may elect to cancel the offering. You can also give here for drop-in offerings.
The principle of generosity, or dana, is intrinsic to the 2,500 year old tradition of Buddhism. In the days of the Buddha, the teachings were considered priceless and thus offered freely. Through the reciprocal generosity of students and teachers, the teachings have flourished and allowed may people to develop greater wisdom and compassion.
Teachers and community dharma leaders are not paid for leading classes and retreats. The only financial support they receive for their teaching is in the form of your dana. Your contributions to the teachers helps them with the expenses of a lay life and supports them so they can devote more of their lives to teaching, and keeps this beautiful tradition of alive. Read more...