The practice of Dana, Generosity

In the giving we receive... 
in the receiving we give...

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Dear Friends,

Dharma Gaia enjoys the simplicity of practicing within the ancient Buddhist context of giving and receiving freely. The traditional term is Dana which means generosity. The practice of generosity manifests in a heart of freedom and when we look deeply we know that the door of generosity swings both ways. We are not separate from those we support, we are not separate from those who contribute to our life of service.

When we deeply recognise and understand interbeing, we see we are not able to live without the support of others. The practice of giving helps us to cultivate the insight into interbeing, humility and gratitude.


If you are in a position to offer a monetary contribution to support Dharma Gaia we deeply appreciate  your support. We are contained within a Charitable Trust which is able to offer receipts for tax purposes.  Payments for the centre or for our lay dharma teachers can be made  online or at any Westpac Branch into the following account (please include reference “lay dharma teachers” if that is what your dana is for):


If you are banking via an overseas account you need this
SWIFT CODE:  WPACNZ2W.  (There is no IBAN required.)

Dana for monastic support goes into a separate account:

ACCOUNT NUMBER (MONASTIC DANA): 03-0458-0318926-000

If you would like  a donation receipt for tax purposes, please contact our office after making your donation and give us your details. 

We are also currently accepting donations of books to update our library at the Centre. We have put together a wish list which you may want to browse. 

with gratitude,

The Dharma Gaia Guardians