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Bodhi Tree Brighton is dependant on donations from people who come to our groups and events; we have no other source of income.
The Buddhist tradition has survived mainly on donations (dana) since its very beginning approximately 2,500 years ago. The teachings are seen as priceless, and the tradition of dana means that they are also accessible to all regardless of financial status.
The word dana is also translated as 'generosity', and this is also a practice which forms part of the Buddhist path. Generosity is linked to compassion for others, in supporting these teachings and making them available for all, and to letting go of clinging to wordly attachments in the form of money.
At Bodhi Tree Brighton none of the trustees or group facilitators are paid for their time. Our expenses are room rental, ongoing website maintenance costs and other publicity costs.