"Dana (“giving”) is the most fundamental of all Buddhist practices. It is the first topic in the Buddha’s graduated talks, the first step on the bodhisattva’s path to perfection, and the first of the ten paramitas (perfections) in the Mahayana tradition. It therefore sets the tone for all that follows in the spiritual journey."
-Andrew Olendzki, "Dana"
Tricycle's Spring 2011 issue contains our fifth installment of "Good Work," a section of the magazine dedicated to charities and not-for-profits that inspire us.