Dāna

You are welcome to make a donation. Currently all donations are used 100% for the livelihood of Delson Armstrong. This may change if physical retreats are planned or when the Foundation itself could use additional funds enabling its support to the dhamma.

The Buddha used the Pali word  “Dāna” to describe generosity. Activating generosity within us is the first instruction the Buddha gave to lay people. It was his first step teaching us to open our hearts to help make us successful in life and in spiritual development.

The Buddha taught three kinds of Dāna: Generosity of Mind, Generosity of Speech, and Generosity through Bodily actions. 

 

Generosity of Mind means to cultivate wholesome thoughts to support yourself and those around you.

Generosity of Speech means to use kind and wise words with good intention to help yourself and others to be successful in life. 

Generosity of Bodily Actions means the direct act of offering dana as described above or doing those deeds that help your family, teachers, and others in your life whenever there is need.

In Asia, lay community members support programs and activities at monasteries and meditation centers by providing goods and services to sustain their highly valued role in society. These traditional communities make it possible to build housing; provide transportation, clothing, food, and medicine to  monastics so that they can dedicate themselves full time in teaching and preserving the riches of wisdom and compassion found in the Buddha’s Teachings.

For an in depth article on all the aspects of Dāna you might enjoy this publication.

 

“The Dhamma is for free. At all times. For everybody”
Delson dedicates his life to the Dhamma. He is either teaching retreats online or physically or sharing his profound understanding of the path somewhere on the globe. Delson lives by the Dhamma; he does not ask for money. In fact, he isn’t even inclined to handle money. But of course, some things need to be provided for him to live: Food, shelter, clothing. Same as monks. Please help us support him and take this incomparable opportunity to practice an exceptional kind of generosity and goodness. We are deeply and forever grateful to your magnanimous hearts. Sādhu Sādhu Sādhu.

 

Note – Suttavāda Foundation itself is currently catered for. We run on volunteers and we have little costs for hosting web site and related (paid plug-ins for example), foundation running costs and printing books. If you are inclined to make a donation to the Suttāvada Foundation itself, please let us know and we will indicate what it can be used for. 

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You can make a direct Bank Transfer to the Suttāvada Foundation in the Netherlands. Account is in Euros and all proceedings will be used for the livelihood of Delson

  • Stichting Suttavada
  • Account no: NL81 INGB 0007 4503 93
  • Address: Vaartweg 182D, 1217SZ Hilversum, the Netherlands
  • BIC/SWIFT code INGBNL2A (in case you need a branch code, you can use INGBNL2AXXX )
  • Bank Address: ING Bank N.V., Foreign Operations, PO Box 1800, 1000 BV Amsterdam, The Netherlands