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September
Karuna – Compassion
Workshop 09/22
October
Dana – Generosity
Workshop 10/13
November
Sila – Virtue
Workshop 11/10
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Viriya – Energy
Workshop 12/01
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Panna – Wisdom
Workshop 01/12
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Nekkhama – Renunciation
Workshop 02&03/02
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Khanta – Patience
Workshop 03/08
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Sacca – Truth
Workshop 04/12
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Aditthana – Resolve
Workshop 05/03
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Metta – Lovingkindness
Workshop 05/31
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Upekkha – Equanimity
Workshop 06/28
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October

DANA – GENEROSITY
Workshop date: 10/13/2023

A monk once asked the Chinese Zen master Hui-hai, “What is the gate of Zen practice?” Hui-hai answered, “Complete giving.”

CLASS RECORDINGS

TO DO BEFORE NOVEMBER CLASS:
– Practice regularly with paramita of the month: Generosity
– Continue developing service work plan
– Meet with your buddy
– Meet with your small group
– Have a Mentor Interview if you are scheduled here
– Write the Dharma Story assignment: ‘Crying With’
– Write first Action-Reflection paper
– Read the October workshop follow-up articles posted below
– Read at least 50% of the Book-of-the-Month (click here for schedule)
– Optional: Catch up with Vanessa’s writing workshop from 10/07, if you missed it. Audio and resources are on Faculty to Participants Channel on Slack.

READ

DANA / GENEROSITY
The Perfection of Generosity
Dana in the Theravadan Tradition
First and Last, Do No Harm
Buddhist Practice and Mutual Benefit

GUIDED MEDITATION
Guided Meditation for Chaplaincy

DEEP LISTENING
‘Listen’ – Anonymous Poem
Foundational Listening and Responding Skills

DHARMA STORY
Dharma Reflection Story – ‘Crying With’

OPTIONAL FURTHER READING/RESOURCES

Messages – The Communication Skills Book

By Matthew McKay, Martha Davis and Patrick Fanning

VIDEO

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