The retreat fee is divided in two parts:
1. Organization Expenses
This amount is to be paid upon registration. You will receive an invoice from Arbor Seminare.
Costs for accommodation and meals are not included. Please settle up the costs for accommodation and meals directly with the venue.
2. Dana (Donation, please see information below)
We kindly ask you to give your donation directly to the retreat leader(s) at the end of the retreat.
Dana means „giving“ and is a Buddhist practice in generosity. Due to the fact that this is a traditional Vipassana-Retreat, it runs on a Dana base – that means, at the end of the seminar you give the teacher whatever you can or as much as you believe adequate.
The organisational fee covers travel costs and accommodation for the teacher(s), but no honorarium.
According to this Buddhist tradition the teachings cannot be measured by material values and are therefore given entirely free of cost, the teachers demanding no fee whatsoever. To cover the cost of their livelihood and to ensure the continuation of their teaching activities, the teachers depend on voluntary donations by the course participants at the end of retreats.
This way the retreats can be offered with affordable prices, so that people with lesser means are able to take part, too.