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Please sponsor a Monk or Nun to join us for Vesakha (Buddha) Day, 2017. Vesakha Day is a happy celebration of the Birth, Enlightenment, and Final Enlightenment of the Buddha.
For Vesakha Day at the Temple - May 20th at 4 PM - we have invited monks and nuns from around the country to chant and offer blessings. Your support makes it possible for them to come, helping them with travel expenses.
We want to offer each monk or nun $100 as a gift, and we are asking you to donate what you can towards these offerings. You can donate the entire amount or a portion of one gift. It should be as large or as small as you feel you are able to contribute; any gift is honored and appreciated. It is your intention of generosity that is important, not the amount.
Dana is the practice of generosity. It is a Pali word from the most ancient of the Buddha's teachings. Our practice of generosity develops non-attachment, or letting go, so that we can more freely practice love, compassion and sharing. Sponsoring a monastic for this very special evening at Blue Lotus is an act of pure Dana. And Dana is one of the most powerful blessings we can give to ourselves!
Offering the gifts is a beautiful part of the event. You will experience how directly the energy flows between the giver and receiver, reminding us that one cannot exist without the other, and that loving energy always flows both ways in this exchange between the ordained sangha and the lay sangha.
You can make your donations at the temple, on the website/Facebook, or here [Eventbrite]. May you be well, happy and peaceful.