The costs for this retreat are as follows:
1. Organization costs
For this amount you will receive an invoice from Arbor Seminars after registration.
From these organisational costs we pay, among other things, the fees of the translator and the assistant, travel costs, accommodation and meals for the entire retreat leadership (4 people in total).
We try to plan our events as affordable as possible. Unfortunately, however, we are also affected by smaller groups and general price increases, which is why we have had to increase the costs for this retreat somewhat.
However, we are keeping a contingent of discounted places available. We therefore ask people who cannot afford the organisational costs to contact us directly. A low income should not be an obstacle to participating in a retreat.
2. Dana (donation in Buddhist tradition)
We ask you to give your donation directly to the retreat leader at the end of the retreat.
Dana means 'giving' and is a Buddhist practice in giving/generosity. It stems from the conviction that the teachings cannot be outweighed by any material values and that they should be available free of charge to all who are interested. Therefore, the teachers offer their work free of charge. However, in order to make their living and their further teaching activities possible, they depend on voluntary donations at the end of the course.
Bob Stahl is reimbursed for travel and other expenses, but receives no fee from Arbor Seminare. Therefore, participants are asked to give as much as they are able and feel is appropriate. In this way, the retreats can be offered at relatively reasonable prices, so that interested people with low incomes can also participate.
3. Costs for accommodation and meals
Please contact the retreat house Hof Oberlethe directly to book your room. Single, double and multi-bed rooms are available in various price categories; camping is also possible.