GENEROSITY OF SPIRIT
The Bear River Meditation Group is supported by donations. If you would like to help with this support, you may do so by sending a check made out to the Bear River Meditation Group care of our treasurer, Kim Woodward at 21091 This Is It Lane, Colfax, CA 95713. All donations are tax deductible. Your support goes to rental of the hall and operating expenses as well as for support of our Resident Monk and toward the support of the monastic community of Shasta Abbey Buddhist Monastery with whom we are affiliated. From the time of the Buddha, a relationship of dana (generosity of spirit), mutual aid and trust has endured between the laity and the monastic members of the Buddhist Sangha. This reciprocal respect and kindness and depth of commitment to help each other is what enables Buddhism to survive and grow. We are all deeply grateful for your support, in whatever form it is given.
SUPPORTING OUR RESIDENT MONK
The meditation group is fortunate to currently have Reverend Vivian Gruenenfelder with us as a Resident Monk and Senior Teacher of Buddhism. Offerings to support her basic needs, including medical, clothing, food and travel can be made either to the meditation group or directly to Still Flowing Water Hermitage at P.O. Box 1374, Meadow Vista, CA 95722. A list of Reverend Vivian’s current needs is below. Offerings of your skills and assistance are also extremely helpful, as are offerings of meals, food for her pantry and basic necessities. Whether a piece of fruit, a sack of potatoes or an entire meal, food offerings are wonderful expressions of dana.
CURRENT LIST FOR REVEREND VIVIAN
Reverend Vivian will be away on retreat until late December. When she returns she will again appreciate offering of support, food and help with other essentials. From Rev. Vivian: “I would like to express my profound gratitude for all the offerings of dana made to me by so many in so many ways. It moves me beyond words. All our expressions of generosity of spirit and love of the Dharma come together in the glorious organism that is our collective training. Thank you!”