We offer bursary places to those who would not be otherwise able to afford to go on retreat. This may be because of exchange rates into UK pounds be prohibitatively expensive, or financial hardship. We want to make the Dharma available to people as much as possible, and so offer these places for those who would not otherwise be able to attend.
Bursary places are not ‘free’ – they are on the basis of dana. This means that someone may not be able to afford to pay to full cost of the retreat, but we encourage making a contribution appropriate to the circumstances. Of course in some situations it is not possible to make a contribution, which is fine – we would rather people could come!
There are a restricted number of bursary places per retreat. On average, for every 10 people coming on the retreat, we can have one bursary place. This means if you are coming on a smaller retreat there will be less bursary places available. Note that we also sometimes have to restrict bursary places to one retreat per person per year. Bursaries are allocated on a first come first served basis.
donate to the bursary fund
If you would like to donate to the bursary fund, thank you! You will be making a real difference to someone.
apply for a bursary place
Drop us a line letting us know which event you’re interested in, and explain why you are asking for a bursary.