Buddhist monks have no personal means of financial support. In the Buddhist tradition, all teachings are provided free of charge to the community. It is the role of lay people in the community (Sangha) to offer food, clothing, shelter and medicine in appreciation of the teachings and support they receive from the monks. In Buddhist countries this is done through daily alms rounds. In America, we practice the noble tradition of Dana (giving) by making monetary donations to support the monks. Your generous donation enables Bhante Dhammawansha to continue to offer meditation classes, provide talks at colleges and universities, meditation retreats and so much more.