What does Meditation Instruction Cost?
Our desire for leading a respectful, generous life and sharing it with others, has led us to put much thought into what can make our organization sustainable. We have borrowed ideas from Buddhist traditions and current financial models, the Skillful Meditation Project, Pine Street Sangha, and other generous meditation communities taking into account what it costs to live in this present time.
We have come up with what we hope is a viable way to offer our teachings:
- We encourage regular students to make an ongoing commitment with a monthly pledge. This insures a more dependable flow of financial support to Sati Sangha.
- We propose a suggested donation range for individual sessions, small group meetings, and monthly workshops rather than a set fee, although no one will be turned away for lack of ability to pay. Our hope is that a majority of participants will be able to pay at the middle range. If you are able to pay on the higher end, this will be very helpful and lend support to the teaching, and some living expenses for Linda Modaro; as well as for students who are experiencing financial challenges. If you are unable to pay at the low end of the scale, talk to Linda and we will try to work it out. By being generous in this way you help us offer these teachings to everyone regardless of their financial resources.
- For retreats and larger workshops we have established our registration fees and dana as a range, rather than setting one amount to cover expenses with a request for an additional donation for the teachings. The low end of the range covers only out-of-pocket expenses for the retreat center and teachers. Payment at the higher ranges support the teaching and living expenses for Linda Modaro, honorariums for co-teachers, and students experiencing financial challenges. We do not want to turn anyone away for lack of financial resources. Those who cannot afford the lowest range should talk to Linda; we will try to find a way to work it out.
We are very grateful for your generosity.
Suggested Donation Range
Small Group Meeting: $10-50
Individual Session: $30-140
Monthly Workshops: $40-150
Monthly Pledge: $60-200
Workshops and Retreats: Dependent on length of time, retreat center fees, transportation, and expenses
*Sati Sangha has been approved as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations given starting October 1, 2016 are tax deductible.
Ways to Donate
Checks: Make checks out to Sati Sangha. Please mail to: Linda Modaro, 528 Arizona Avenue, Suite 208, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Send a monthly pledge via PayPal. Contact Linda with any questions.