Freeing the Heart & Mind Through Presence and Generosity
This is a true pay-it-forward retreat, which happens only with your contributions. This unique annual retreat is fully supported by generosity, heart-based giving; giving without expecting anything in return. All contributors, from each registrant to the organizers; from the site owners to the chef and the teacher, freely give of their time, effort and means to make this retreat happen. All donations to this event are authentic acts of generosity to promote generosity in all beings, everywhere.
As in the past two retreats, there is no fee requested for this retreat. This free giving is sustained by the ancient tradition of dana, a Pali word, which literally means giving. In the foundational pillar of generosity, the teachings are available to everyone interested, regardless of socio-economic status or financial means.
Donors like you, as well as retreatants themselves, are encouraged to offer financial contributions in an open-hearted act of giving. In so doing, we develop our ability to let go, practice careful lovingkindess, and honor our innate inter-connectedness.
Amazing, isn't it?
When he began teaching, the Buddha offered the Dharma freely, in the spirit of generosity. This tradition has continued for 2,600 years. These days, it's called a gift economy, a mode of exchange where valuables are not traded or sold, but rather given without an explicit agreement for immediate or future rewards, a remarkable feat in our modern transactional economy.
As the Buddha says:
And what is the accomplishment of generosity? Here, a noble disciple dwells at home with a mind free from stinginess, freely generous, open-handed, delighting in relinquishment, one devoted to charity, delighting in giving and sharing.
May all beings be happy. May all beings be free. May we all continue to be inspired by how practice of the Dharma unfolds!
With Great Gratitude,
The Prescott Insight Meditation Generosity Retreat Planning Committee
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