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Dana - suggested places to make donations

Postby Ben » Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:33 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Postby christopher::: » Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:15 pm

Thank you, David.

:namaste:
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
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Postby Jechbi » Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:04 pm

How about a dana button so that folks could make contributions that would be forwarded to a worthy cause? That would create a further opportunity for members to practice dana.

Although I can see how you might wish to avoid even the appearance of a money-motivated effort ...

(btw, thanks David for your generosity!)

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Postby Guy » Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:12 am

Thank you very much David, I am very grateful to be part of this helpful and friendly online community. :group:
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

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Postby Ben » Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:15 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Postby appicchato » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:46 am

A pinned 'Dana' thread with links to pertinent websites might go a ways in this direction...maybe start with Global Buddhist Relief... http://www.buddhistglobalrelief.org ...which works with many reputable relief organizations that are already up and running... :thumbsup:
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Postby Jechbi » Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:47 pm

Bhante and Ben, that's a great idea. a good link, with a nice, inspiring video. Not sure where a pinned dana thread or button might be most suitable on this board. Perhaps a matter for the mods/admins discretion ...

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Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:46 pm

This discussion is now here in the Announcements forum in the pinned area, so that all can see. Anyone can place a link or make a suggestion as to some worthy Buddhist causes and charities.

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Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:53 pm

http://www.sakyadhita.org/pages/events.html Sakyadhita Association of Buddhist women, supports bhikkhunis

http://www.bhikkhuni.net/ Alliance for Bhikkhunis, also supports bhikkhunis
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Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:15 pm

what is the heart???


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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Give blood today

Postby Jechbi » Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:10 pm

Please . Your act could save a life. Not only that, but it's good for your personal physical health. And not only that, but if you're fearful or squeamish, it is a wonderful opportunity to practice moment-to-moment awareness and directly engage your unpleasant feelings in a safe, medically supervised environment. Think practice.

Not only that, but it's free. You don't have to pay for this mini-retreat.

No more excuses!

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Postby Ben » Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:05 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Postby Tex » Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:19 pm

Not a Buddhist charity, but a great one is the V Foundation For Cancer Research.

http://www.jimmyv.org/

[Perhaps we could sponsor a different charity each year (or month, or quarter, whatever) and collect a donation on behalf of the whole Dhammawheel community?]
"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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Postby Ben » Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:08 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Postby notself » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:33 am

For those of you who wish to participate in the making of micro-loans there is Kiva.

http://www.kiva.org/
Though one may conquer a thousand times a thousand men in battle, yet he is indeed the noblest victor who conquers himself. ---Dhp 103

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Re: Dana - suggested places to make donations

Postby notself » Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:57 am

By the way, if anyone chooses to support KIVA by making a loan, be sure to sign up for Team Theravada. The Atheist, Agnostics, Skeptics...Team just loaned over $1,000,000 to individuals all over the world. What is really neat is the money is repaid to be loaned again.

Here is a link to the Buddhist teams.
http://www.kiva.org/community/explore?p ... tegory=all

There are only 5 members on the Theravada Team. We need to add to that. :thumbsup:
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Though one may conquer a thousand times a thousand men in battle, yet he is indeed the noblest victor who conquers himself. ---Dhp 103


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