Thursday, 1 March 2018

Sliding scale pricing, what to consider before paying the spring retreat

As we announced in our last post we're soon hosting a retreat at Hellasgården.
 We've decided to not have a fixed price but instead a sliding scale pricing (for this retreat it is 1300-2300:-) and here we offer an explanation for how we think of it.

So this is the wiki-definition:

”Sliding scale fees are variable prices for products, services, or taxes based on a customer's ability to pay. Such fees are thereby reduced for those who have lower incomes, or alternatively, less money to spare after their personal expenses, regardless of income.”

For this retreat it means that if you have little or no money to spare you pay 1300:- this is the cost for food, board and renting of the space. We’re not making a profit from this price, but rather it's a community service.

If you have a monthly salary and are able to save some money and take a holiday you can probably pay 1800:- this pays the cost of the retreat and our salaries.

If you have a monthly salary, are able to spend and save some money and comfortable can pay 2300:- you are paying for the retreat, our salaries and supporting someone with a tighter budget so that we get payed for our work.
but not just that..

..Consider this :
Dana (generosity) Practice
"In the Buddhist tradition, the teachings are given freely because they are considered priceless; in the Buddhist tradition we also practice dana, or generosity, by making monetary offerings for the teachings. Dana is not payment for goods or services rendered; it is given from the heart. Your generosity is a gift that supports not just the teachers, but also the Sangha, the larger Dharma community, and your own practice."

On the same note, nobody is left out for lack of funds. If you find yourself in that situation, please contact us. 

Thank you very much .

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