The practice of dana, the Pali word for “generosity,” dates back to the time of the Buddha. His words (in the quote at right) are as relevant today as they were then. In ancient India, as currently in some Buddhist Southeast Asian countries, the teachings were given freely by the monastics to the lay people and, in return, the recipients would provide the “four requisites” to sustain the spiritual community: food, clothing, shelter and medicine. Today, the practice of dana often takes the form of service work or financial contributions to communities that are continuing the lineage that the Buddha started, making the teachings freely available to all. Triangle Insight continues this tradition by offering all of our activities free of charge (excluding retreats, where the lowest fee possible is charged in order to cover facility expenses).

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TI General Fund

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TI Racial & Environmental Justice Training Support Fund

The TI Racial and Environmental Justice Training Support fund was created to help individuals and the community deepen their understanding of how unexamined views of race can limit the mind and how we relate with others. This scholarship fund grows via donations from the TIMC General Fund and the generosity of the Triangle Insight community

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Thank you for your generosity. We trust the Buddha would approve of this modern version of this ancient practice, and that the same benefit of practicing dana may be realized.



“If beings knew, as I know, the results of giving and sharing, they would not eat without having given, nor would the stain of miserliness overcome their minds.  Even if it were their last bite, their last mouthful, they would not eat without having shared, if there were someone to receive their gift.”

~ The Buddha