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February 27, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

By Gerti Schoen

“You can measure the depth of people’s awakening by how they serve others.” This quotation by Kobo Daishi, the ninth-century...

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By Gerti Schoen

“You can measure the depth of people’s...

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February 27, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

By Nicole Dupont “Giving away an old coat you wouldn’t be caught dead in isn’t exactly generous,” says philanthropy consultant Barbara Bonner, glancing over the top of...

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By Nicole Dupont “Giving away an old coat you wouldn’t be caught dead in isn’...

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November 26, 2013
by Kestrel Slocombe

#GivingTuesday represents a wonderful trend toward the Buddhist value of “dana”, or generosity, the very first of the...

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#GivingTuesday represents a wonderful trend toward the Buddhist value of “dana”,...

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October 25, 2013
by Bhikkhu Bodhi

Today's selection elaborates on the merit of giving or generosity (dāna). The Buddha often treated giving as the most rudimentary virtue of the spiritual life, for giving...

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Today's selection elaborates on the merit of giving or generosity (dāna). The...

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