Our Fall 2015 Dana Dinner was another beautiful expression of community and great generosity of spirit! Thank you all for your mindful presence and generosity.

Thank You Julie Klein and all of the staff at Lovin’ Oven. Thank You Matt Branham for your mindfulness, friendship and community spirit. Thank You Moira for your continuing support and enthusiasm, and for inviting the ladies from the “houses.” Thank You Denise Mihalik for your presence and for you “singing for your supper.” Thank You Bonnie Pariser for you beautiful words. Thank You Mayor Cooper for you unfailing community spirit and loving words. Thank You Elizabeth Cruicshank for your mindful presence and for your support.

Thank You all who attended. You made the entire event a pure expression of Dana. Peace.

My Dhamma articles and talks are based on the Buddha's teachings  (suttas) as preserved in the Sutta Pitaka, the second book of the Pali Canon. I have relied primarily on Thanissaro Bhikkhu’s excellent and insightful translation of the Pali generously made freely available at his website Dhammatalks.org, as well as the works of Nyanaponika Thera, John Ireland, Maurice Walsh, Hellmuth Hecker, and Sister Khema, among others, as preserved at Access To Insight.

Also, I have found Bhikkhu Bodhi's translations from Wisdom Publications Pali Canon Anthologies to be most informative and an excellent resource.

I have made contextual edits to the suttas from these sources for further clarity, to modernize language, to minimize repetition, and maintain relevance to Dependent Origination and Four Noble Truths.

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