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The Paramita of Generosity in Action


Executive Director Leslie Shelton reflects on how Sukhasiddhi's volunteers embody the practice of dana (selfless service, or generosity), one of the three central practices of Buddhism often overlooked by Westerners. WE HAVE certainly had our share of community and nationwide challenges in Northern California this past year — floods; enormous fires, loss of power and evacuations; and now the COVID 19 virus bringing things to a standstill as we step into spring. These are times

The Paramita of Generosity in Action2020-04-02T15:58:06-07:00

I’ve lived my life so I could practice


You’ve been with Sukhasiddhi for almost 20 years and have been a steady and generous volunteer since the beginning. Tell me a bit about your spiritual life, and how you came to be at Sukhasiddhi. Ever since I was a hippie living in India when I was 20 years old, I’ve been addicted to the dharma.

I’ve lived my life so I could practice2020-04-02T19:09:58-07:00

Buddhist Vocabulary


Empowerment An initiation ritual that introduces one to a specific Vajrayana practice and allows them to engage in the practice. Sanskrit: abhiṣeka which means anoint or consecrate Tibetan: wang kur (dbang bskur) which means to confer initiation/empowerment. wang (dbang): power, force kur (bskur): send, give, bestow In an empowerment, the vajra master transmits the realization of a particular practice to the initiate. This is not a bestowing of something to the initiate that they do

Buddhist Vocabulary2020-12-02T22:08:12-08:00