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September (09/30/22)
Karuna – Compassion
October (10/21/22)
Dana – Generosity
November (11/11/22)
Sila – Virtue
December (12/09/22)
Nekkhama – Renunciation
January (01/13/22)
Panna – Wisdom
February (02/03-04/22)
Viriya – Energy
March (03/10/22)
Khanta – Patience
April (04/07/22)
Sacca – Truth
May (05/05/22)
Aditthana – Resolve
June (06/02/22)
Metta – Lovingkindness
July (07/07/22)
Upekkha – Equanimity
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October

DANA – GENEROSITY
Workshop date: 10/21/2022

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 15/10, if you missed it. Video and resources are at the bottom of the Writing Assignments page.

READ

The Perfection of Generosity
Dharma Reflection Story – ‘Crying With’
Dana in the Theravadan Tradition
First and Last, Do No Harm
We Are All Healers – Henri Nouwen
Buddhist Practice and Mutual Benefit

PRAYER
Buddhist Chants and Prayers
Buddhist Prayers Used by Gil Fronsdal
Meal Verse
The Essence of Prayer – Friedrich Heiler
The Essence of Prayer (Inclusive Language)
Words of Dharma Sacred Utterances
Praying Out Loud – Joan Maxwell
Prayer and Ritual (from Professional Spiritual and Pastoral Care)

DEEP LISTENING
‘Listen’ – Anonymous Poem
The Structure of a Care Relationship
‘Listening’ Chapter from ‘Messages’ book

OPTIONAL FURTHER READING/RESOURCES

Interfaith Ministry Handbook: Prayers, Readings and Other Resources for Pastoral Settings

Compiled by Matt Sanders

To Bless the Space Between Us – A Book of Blessings

By John O’Donohue

Messages – The Communication Skills Book

By Matthew McKay, Martha Davis and Patrick Fanning

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