Dhamma in everyday life


Dana, be generous. With a soft side: confidence that there will be enough. And a hard side: knowing with conviction what and what you want to give. When we are generous, there is also a view to holding on to, attributing to yourself, wanting to get something in return for what you give.

Meditation teachers Ank Schravendeel and Mirjam Schild discuss the dhamma (dharma) in daily life in this series. The source of inspiration is the so-called ten parami: beneficial qualities or virtues from Buddhist psychology that develop in meditation and in everyday life. They both share from their personal lives and in this way explore the parami as a source of inspiration.

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Ineke V
Ineke V
9 months ago

Thank you, Ank and Mirjam for another inspiring podcast I just listened to. About DANA. So special, while you talk, I walk around the room in a zen way and join in the conversation, agree, laugh. in other words, through your conversation I experience insight into myself and joy. I notice in myself that giving dana is situation bound. I can give fully when I am touched by young people in my life who are unexpectedly struggling financially. Then I reach out directly without 'side' thoughts, only out of compassion. The heart opens. Sometimes I act like a "merchant" (woman) who reasons about giving, looking for the relationship between giving and receiving. And sometimes I give because I no longer need it, such as going to the thrift store for example. As you also acknowledged… there is still a thing or two to learn. Consciousness is a big part on... Read more »

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