In Buddhism, dana is the practice of generosity. It has been an integral part of Buddhist practice since the time of the Buddha, 2,500 years ago. Monks would go on walks through their neighborhood with alms bowls to collect donations from members of the community who wished to support their practice. In this spirit, PBA does not charge for any of its programs or activities, as the Dharma is considered to be priceless. But we do have expenses to keep our organization in operation, such as rent and communications. Please consider making a donation to PBA, as dana from members of the PBA community allows us to keep the teachings alive.