Dana is the Buddhist practice
of generosity. As one of the six paramitas (perfections), dana is
a core Buddhist practice. The One True Nature we share with all
existence is realized when we spontaneously give ourselves to our
world. Dana – selfless, spontaneous giving – is the
essential activity of relating.
Dana is the foundation of true
relationship. As a resource for Buddhist teaching and practice,
Albuquerque Zen Center exists in dynamic inter-relationship with
its supporters. Members in turn support AZC through their practice
The suggested monthly membership
is $30, although many people who can afford to give more do so.
No one will be excluded based on income or inability to pay, however.
It is always possible to practice dana through service, work at
the Zen center or other contributions. The AZC board is responsible
for the wise stewardship of the Zen center’s resources and
its long-term financial health.
The Albuquerque Zen Center would
like to thank everyone for their support over the past