Since the time of the Buddha, Dana, or the giving of alms, has been one of the cornerstones of practice.

Today the practice still flourishes. From a Buddhist perspective the act of giving has enormous benefits for the giver not just the recipient. Unattached giving undermines our habitual self clinging and stinginess allowing the paramita of generosity to flourish. Giving does not only mean material donation, but donation of your time and energy. Some of us are unable to physically support SIA but can do so through gifts of money.

Alternatively you may wish to offer your time or skills to support SIA. Please contact Ari Summa at

“Generosity brings happiness at every stage of its expression. We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous. We experience joy in the actual act of giving something. And we experience joy in remembering the fact that we have given.”

 - Gautama Buddha

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SI Australia runs an extensive dharma teaching program around Australia including workshops, seminars and retreats.

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