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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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"In This Very Life” – 33 Women Ordained As Bhikkhunis at Gampaha

Dear Venerables & Friends,

I received a note from venerable bhikkhuni Kusuma Theri at Ayya Khema Meditation Center in Sri Lanka today. Ven Kusuma is often called “the first Sri Lankan bhikkhuni [in modern times],” as she was a great pioneer in the reemergence of the Theravada Bhikkhuni Sangha in one of it’s ancient homelands, Sri Lanka.

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