What about monastic organisations or sangha
asking directly for donations for their so-called charity projects instead of by way of dana?
What about Ajahn Brahm asking for a fixed upfront money to participate to bid in an auction sale to book him ("Ajahn Brahm for sale")?
Is this right livelihood of monastic although it says it's for raising fund for his bhikkhunis sangha?
Cannot help thinking why a Bhikkhu Sangha is involving in the affairs of a Bhikkhuni Sangha & why is the money donating to a Bhikkhu Sangha and not directly to the Nun monastery?
Why is Ajahn Brahm in control of the Bhikkhuni Sangha & their affairs? It's complicated.
Find it indeed shocking
that monastic is allowed to do such thing.
Isn't their authority the Dhamma Vinaya
and is this not against the Vinaya or the spirit of dana?
Any thoughts on this?