“Generosity is the virtue that produces peace.”
~ from the Sutra of the Recollection of the Three Jewels
The Fredericton Shambhala Centre is a non-profit organization supported entirely by the generosity of its members, donors, program participants, and the energy of its many volunteers. We set our program fees at the level needed to sustain our Center. However, we are committed to keeping our programs accessible to all regardless of financial constraints. At the same time, we want to grow our community and what we are able to offer to the world. Therefore, we encourage all program participants to offer the most generous amount according to their situation. We are using tiered pricing for most programs both to encourage generosity and help support a variety of financial circumstances.
- Patron Level Tuition: Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price.
- Regular Tuition: The normal amount and the amount needed to cover our Shambhala Centre’s costs.
- Generosity Policy: We invite you contemplate what is the most generous offering you can make at this time. If you would like to use the Generosity Policy, you should arrange to do so prior to the start of the program by contacting the program coordinator. Your financial situation should never be a barrier to participation.
We invite everyone to engage with the practice of generosity by asking, “How much am I able to give?” Sometimes we can be more generous than other times, and that is perfectly normal. Sometimes we can stretch and sometimes we cannot. By offering your generosity in whatever measure you can at this time, you join us in offering the Shambhala teachings to the world.
For most programs, full payment refunds are offered if we receive your cancellation no later than 48 hrs prior to the program start time. Refunds aren’t offered after this time, however you are welcome to transfer your tuition to a future program. To cancel your registration, contact the registrar via the website registration page for that program.
Please register online whenever possible. Registration at the door is accepted only on a space-available basis and only when the you have the required prerequisites (does not apply for introductory courses) Your registration is fully complete when we receive your payment, although for most programs it is possible to pay by cash or cheque on the first session of the program.