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Awakening Truth has adopted the practice of “Dana” (Donation) as both a spiritual practice and a practical way to meet the financial needs of the learning center. Dana is a Pali word for generosity. Throughout Buddhist history, spiritual teachings have been offered to people free of charge. In turn those receiving the teachings have supported the monastics and lay teachers as best as they could – completing the cycle of giving and receiving. In this way the teachers, students, and centers were protected by the spirit of generosity.

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A New Samaneri “Goes Forth”

Our friend Michelle Raymond was part of our extended community for a year and half by attending our retreats and helping us upload talks and maintain the Awakening Truth website before she became an Anagarika with Ayya Tathaaloka and her co – teachers in California.  I share these photos and description with joy.

 Amma 


 
A new Samaneri ‘goes forth’ for the Dhammadharini Nun’s community in California

By Ayya Tathaaloka Bhikkhuni

All dear Dhamma friends,

I am returned to our vihara from a beautiful time under the saffron-gold full moon eclipse in the freshness and tranquility of the Awakening Forest ~ at our bhikkhunis’Aranya Bodhi Hermitage.

Not only was it the time of a special full moon super moon with eclipse, but also the 2598th lunar anniversary commemorative day of the founding of our Bhikkhuni Sangha with the Buddha so long ago. And, it was the day of one of the most special events in the life of a woman or any human being who goes forth into the monastic life in this Buddha’s Dispensation: it was the day of a Pabbajja for our dear friend and anagarika, Michelle Raymond.

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