Welcome to our generosity, or dana, page where you can join our virtual sangha. A sangha is a community of practitioners who are united by the shared spiritual commitment to the virtuous qualities of the Mind and Heart.
The practice of dana (generosity) comes from Buddhism. It is a practice of offering and receiving generosity from teachers to students and students to teachers. It is the Heart principle of symbiotic support. Your generosity in choosing to support our Sangha is a direct support towards that Heart mission, and we offer my sincere gratitude to you in advance.
As Joseph Goldstein suggests, “Give dana without regret. If you give too much, or too little, you may regret it later.” Please know that for us it is the gesture itself – not the amount – that nurtures our Hearts.
In the West, we don’t have a traditional model of donation-based support, so we want to offer you a few suggestions as a way to make your decision process easier. To help you gain a clear sense of your current financial status, we ask you a very simple question:
Can you afford two cups of coffee from a cafe per month?
If the answer is Yes, please consider a monthly pledge of support within our suggested tier structure:
As a Sustaining Member, you provide the tangible support that allows us to offer our teachings to those unable to provide assistance. We humbly thank you for your generous Heart. Please choose a pledge amount that feels in alignment with your means.
(Remember, per class studio pricing for 16 classes is roughly $250/month)
If you’re not in a position to think about 2 cups of coffee a month, please become a Beneficiary Member.
Beneficiary Members provide Josh and Terry the opportunity to cultivate their own generosity. At various points in our yogic and meditative development, we have gratefully received teachings and support when we were financially struggling. Inspired by the generosity of countless others, we are committed to making our teachings freely available.
May we all experience the lightness, love and joy of a Heart unburdened by greed, hatred and delusion.