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Planting & nourishing seeds of love through generosity.

Dana, or generosity, is the heart of practice and has kept these teachings alive for thousands of years. It is a great honor to be asked to teach and to be able to share this path with others to enrich their lives as they have for me. Within the studio class context, I am compensated by the studio that employs me. All other teaching opportunities such as pop-up, park, online, or offerings through Insight Sangha Providence, are generally offered freely and I rely on donations from the community. The reasoning for my participation in this is rooted in deep respect for the tradition I am a part of and a personal, practical understanding of its application in practice.

Teachers who share the Buddhadharma traditionally do so freely, relying on the generosity of the community to offer what they can so teachers can continue to share their time and knowledge with anyone interested. This keeps the spirit of the dharma rooted in the expansive movement of the heart, builds deep and trusting relationships between teachers and community, and removes the financial barrier which often bars economically less-advantaged people from personally liberating practices.


The practice of generosity in this context is a deeply personal exploration and asks yogis (and teachers) to explore this often complicated arena of daily life. Any contribution is deeply moving, meaningful and appreciated.

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