Paying for your retreat
ONLINE EVENTS: We are running most of our online events by donation, so there is no booking fee to pay and we are asking for donations to support Taraloka during this time when we have no income. Please look at the individual online events for our suggested donation amounts. Some online events are charged, and this will be on the event information under 'event charge'.
RESIDENTIAL RETREATS: When you book your retreat at Taraloka you pay a booking fee. This covers basic costs such as food, water and electricity, and lets us know that you're committed to coming. This is the only charge made for coming on retreat. As far as possible, we try to run on the Buddhist principle of generosity, or dana in Sanskrit. We want Taraloka retreats to be available to any woman, whatever her financial situation.
Booking fees 2021
- Weekend : £60
- 4-7 days : £80
- Longer retreats: £90
However, it costs more than the booking fees to keep Taraloka running. At the end of your retreat, you have the opportunity to give money towards Taraloka. If you are able to donate, you are giving to another woman who otherwise could not afford to come on retreat. And you and many others are helping to give the gift of Taraloka to the women of the future. Taraloka's existence relies on your generosity.
Suggested donations for residential retreats
Our suggested donations (in addition to the booking fee) for 2020 are (waged/unwaged)
- Weekend retreats (£195 / 135)
- Long Weekend (3 nights) (£220 / 155)
- 4 night retreats (£250 / 170)
- 5 night retreats (£280 / 190)
- Week retreats: (£360 / 245)
- 9 night retreats (£405 / 285)
- 12 night retreats (£305 / 460)
There will be an opportunity to make your donation at the end of the retreat by credit/debit card, cheque or cash. Our suggested donations reflect the basic income needed to make a retreat viable. However, they are only suggestions. It is genuinely fine to give ten times these amounts, nothing, or anything in between.
You may wish to donate to Taraloka ongoingly. Please see give a donation for more information.
The great majority of our income comes from donations given by women such as yourself. We are a registered charity and have no independent means of finance. Running on generosity is radical - thank you for being part of that.
For more about the generosity economy, have a look at a flow of generosity.