Wow. Initially I started posting my talks for participants in the weekly classes who were away traveling. As the listenership has broadened, it's a treat to hear from folks around the planet who've found them helpful, including the woman who wrote me and wanted me to know how grateful she was as the talks helped her fall asleep each night.
My good friend Shobhan Richard Faulds described his aspiration so well I co-opted it for myself:
Practice Deeply, Share Freely
I've received much generosity in this life and embrace the principle of dana - or generosity - in this tradition.
The teachings and practices are considered priceless, therefore there is no charge. When I offer a weekly class or retreat freely, it's gratifying to know that no one would be denied access and I'm always touched and gratified by the support I receive to keep doing what I do.
Thanks to all who support me in my aspiration to contribute.