On the topic of dana...

The concept of dana, making offerings at teachings, is customary in Buddhist cultures, but a bit fraught in non-Buddhist cultures. This article goes into some detail on my own thoughts about the practice, and how to approach it in a non-Buddhist culture. I don’t claim that I’m right, but I hope that this is at least food for thought.

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The intend/release/notice loop

Until you become an adept meditator, meditation is as much training as it is meditating. Don’t be discouraged—you can have a lot of fun and get a lot of benefit while you are still training. This article talks about a common theme in the training process: the loop of intending to do something, releasing that intention to see if it worked, and then noticing what happened.

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