I have been moved to share this work freely with others for a years now. But as you know, I also need to make a living doing my work. My quandary has been how to strike a balance and what does that balance mean to me?
So I have decided to launch a Dāna Based Virtual platform (beginning January 2016) that will bring you a weekly recorded Awareness Through Movement® in both video and audio format and a short follow-up Conscious Play exploration.
Dāna (pronounced “DAH-nuh”), noun. Dāna is a Sanskrit and Pali term meaning “generosity” or “giving” of alms, donations, or materials, But it can also men a giving of energy or wisdom (dharma) to others. In Buddhism, it also refers to the practice of cultivating unattached and unconditional generosity, giving and letting go.
The second reason is a bit more selfish. You see, teaching on a dāna is itself a form of dāna. It helps me to nurture my own sense of generosity, trust, goodwill, gratitude, and a sense of community. The practice of generosity is a significant spiritual practice in its own right, the dāna system encourages me as much as it encourages you to engage in a practice of generosity. The question of how much to give in dāna has prompted me to reflect deeply on my own values, fears, and generosity. Believe me coming to the conclusion to create regular lessons that are available for free vs. creating products to be sold was no small decision. But I do believe that dāna is a means for expressing some of the best qualities of the human heart.
Did a specific class or one of my free Audio Lessons inspire you to give? Maybe you or someone you care about has been helped by the Feldenkrais Method? What ever it is that inspires you to give, please know that we are grateful.
This one-time gift of generosity will help to bring the benefits of the Feldenkrais Method to those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford it.
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