What is Tapodana?
” After all, how does land become Dhamma land? By the meditation of good-hearted people generating good vibrations, which permeate the atmosphere. This is your dana to the centre, and it is far superior to material dana. The more people who meditate in one place, the stronger the vibration becomes. And the good vibrations at a Dhamma centre are helpful not only to those who attend the present courses; they also accumulate. This atmosphere of pure Dhamma will support generations, after centuries. What a wonderful gift you are giving to those unknown people. Your dana is wonderful.”
“My Sayagyi used to say to those of his students who could go into nibbanic stage at will, “You give the biggest donation to this centre: the wonderful vibration associated with the experience of nibbana.”
So if you serve in no other capacity but that of a meditator, just meditate. Even if you can’t reach the stage of nibbana, it doesn’t matter; whatever purity you will generate will spread and the atmosphere will be charged with the vibration of purity.
excerpt from “For the Benefit of Many” by S.N. Goenka
Upcoming Tapodana dates
Second Saturday of every month.
October 14th, 2018