Dana Offerings for September 4, 6 & 11, 2023
Dana is an act of generosity, intended to develop selflessness and overcome greed and desires. Although dana commonly refers to the offering of a meal, it can also refer to an offering of other basic necessities to a monk or a nun.
Dāna is any form of giving. In Buddhist culture, dāna (donation) is any relinquishing of ownership to a recipient without expecting anything in return. The Buddha and a monk are shown in a relief from Borobudur, Indonesia, making an alms round.