Supporting Dharma Seed Through Donations
We are able to freely offer these talks and resources to you, and to anyone who may have interest, thanks to the compassion and wisdom of many. All material on Dharma Seed is offered in the spirit of dana, or generosity. (The word dana is from Pali, the language in which the original teachings of the Buddha were given.)
If you are interested in supporting the continuance of the teachings, and of Dharma Seed's ability to host and distribute them, that's a wonderful intention, thank you.
1. Support the teachers directly
In many cases we are able to offer links to a teacher's website and PayPal account, which enables you to donate to them directly. These links show on a teacher's page, and when streaming a talk. We also have a list of all of our teachers that currently have donation options.
2. Support Dharma Seed
Contributions to Dharma Seed are used to support the cost of the web servers, storage and distribution, digitization, and personnel to keep it all running.
You can also make a donation through the mail by check (or with an international postal money order for those overseas) to the address below:
P.O. Box 1494
Greenfield, MA 01302 USA
"The practice of giving is universally recognized as one of the most basic human virtues, a quality that testifies to the depth of one's humanity and one's capacity for self-transcendence. In the teaching of the Buddha, too, the practice of giving claims a place of special eminence, one which singles it out as being in a sense the foundation and seed of spiritual development. In the Pali suttas we read time and again that "talk on giving" (danakatha) was invariably the first topic to be discussed by the Buddha in his "graduated exposition" of the Dhamma. Whenever the Buddha delivered a discourse to an audience of people who had not yet come to regard him as their teacher, he would start by emphasizing the value of giving. Only after his audience had come to appreciate this virtue would he introduce other aspects of his teaching, such as morality, the law of kamma, and the benefits in renunciation, and only after all these principles had made their impact on the minds of his listeners would he expound to them that unique discovery of the Awakened Ones, the Four Noble Truths." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi from Dana
You can listen to a short talk by Myoshin Kelly on the practice of Dana here: (Download, Stream)