Our Generosity Policy
Registration is sliding scale. Please help us bring these teachings into the world by offering the most that you can afford. Your generosity allows us to offer introductory programs to everyone regardless of their ability to pay.
We never allow a lack of funds to keep anyone from attending our programs.
But PLEASE make arrangements ahead of time. We cannot make financial arrangements at registration.
Please read through our entire generosity policy to see where your financial situation may fit.
The Akron-Canton Shambhala Meditation Center is a non-profit organization supported by program fees, donations and the energy of many volunteers.
Our sincere intent is to share the Shambhala Buddhist teachings with all who are interested regardless of financial considerations. As a result, we have adopted a pay-what-you-can policy as an option for anyone who takes a program at the Akron-Canton Shambhala Center.
Our programs have a “Sustaining Fee” which represents the amount needed to cover the center’s costs. If this fee is an obstacle for you, we can make individual arrangements.
We do have a very limited number of hardship-based, full scholarships available. We also have a variety of discount and payment plans, including discounts for students and single parents, and can construct one of those on an individual basis for anyone. We accept post-dated checks and post-dated credit card payments.
Please note that any payment arrangements must be formally approved by the Center Director, Christine Conkle, or the Center Finance Director, Suzanne Eskamani, at least two weeks prior to the event or retreat. This includes programs held at our Canton satellite center.
Payment arrangements do not carry over from one program to another and must be approved separately each time.
We also offer the opportunity to help with our scholarship fund, if you can. Through your generosity, you can help us to bring these teachings into the world by offering the most that you can afford. If you have the means to help offset the cost of another participant’s fee, we graciously encourage you to make an additional donation. Your generosity allows us to offer these teachings to everyone regardless of ability to pay.
For further information please contact:
Christine Conkle at Liberationdawn@gmail.com or
Suzanne Eskamani at firstname.lastname@example.org