Holiday Food Drive & The Beautiful Practice of Dana

Dear Sangha,

You are warmly invited to practice Dana in the generous giving of food this holiday season. EBMC will be hosting a food drive in support of Alameda County Community Food Bank from November 20th – December 19th, 2017. Food donation barrels will be located in the Community Kitchen.

The Buddha taught that giving is a spiritual practice if it meets three criteria:

  1. Before giving, the donor’s mind is joyful. Please look carefully at the Food Bank’s list of most needed food and think about what would bring health and happiness to the recipient of your gift.
  2.  In the act of giving, the donor’s mind is clear and bright. You’re invited to place the food into the container mindfully, as an offering to honored guests.
  3. After giving, the donor’s mind is completely satisfied, free and peaceful.