Support for our teacher, DaeJa Napier, comes through dana, which means giving and generosity. It expresses the spirit of providing for those who freely share their time and understanding to teach the path of tranquility, insight and compassionate deeds. Dana is a form of thanksgiving: a spontaneous offering of gratitude flowing from an appreciation of what has been received. Such generosity cannot be enforced. It opens as the tree of awareness flowers and then leafs out.