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Dāna means generosity in Pali, the language spoken at the time of the Buddha. 


When possible online events and other retreats are offered in the spirit of dāna. This continues the 2600 year tradition of these priceless teaching being offered from the heart and ensures that it is the ground upon which we practice together. It also enables these teachings and practices to be available to our wide and diverse community.

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Sayadaw U Tejaniya (front) on alms rounds, Myanmar 2005

One of the more meaningful experiences of ordaining as a Buddhist monk in Myanmar was living within a field of generosity. Nearly every aspect of the monastery was the result of the generous heart – teachings from my teacher, food, shelter, alms rounds – a vast web of dāna! 


It changed my life to experience a non-transactional way of supporting one another.

Offering these events in the spirit of generosity also gives you the opportunity to practice dāna. Your financial support is an important form of this, and it both inspires and enables me to continue practicing and sharing these teachings freely.


If you wish to offer dāna, please choose one of the methods below.

With gratitude,



Alexis Santos

34 North Street

Portland, ME 04101

Thank you
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