In the tradition of the Buddha, all Dharma teachings are offered freely and many people offer their time and skills as unpaid volunteers to help the work of Gaia House. This helps us to keep our rates as low as possible.
While we ask everybody to pay at the highest rate they are able to in order for Gaia House to sustain its Dharma offerings for the benefit of all, we are committed to ensuring that Dharma teachings are available to all who wish to participate in our programme, irrespective of financial circumstances. It is very important to us that Gaia House is open to all.
We have a number of options available to help make participation in our residential/in-house retreats more accessible and we welcome people to make use of these options. They are financed by donations and cancellation fees.
Our various Financial Assistance options:
Basic & Supported rates
We invite those for whom the Standard rate is too high to pay the Basic or Supported rate. These rates do not include a donation to support Gaia House’s charitable work.
The Basic and Supported rate can be booked online. We will not ask you for any financial details.
If further financial support is required we invite you to fill in a short, confidential application form for support from our FAB Fund, which offers a 50% reduction on the Basic rate.
The FAB Fund offers support for:
The FAB fund option is not means-tested.
For more information and an application form, please email our Reception team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Further financial support to come on retreat:
If the FAB Fund rate does not offer enough support for you to be able to participate, please let us know. You can contact our Admin Manager at email@example.com, who will explain how to apply for further funding. We really want to ensure that Gaia House is accessible to all.
- Young Persons’ rate
For young people aged 18-25 years for whom the financial cost of coming on retreat is too high. There are a limited number of reduced cost places (70% off the Standard rate) available on most group retreats.
To check availability and book your place, please call our Reception team on 01626 333613.
- Summer camping
During the summer months, we offer a small number of camping places at a reduced rate for those attending our group retreats only. You need to bring a small (1 or 2 person) tent and all your own camping equipment.
To check availability and rates, please email our Reception team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01626 333613.