If you believe you can pay more than the base price, please consider paying the sustaining or benefactor fee. This act of generosity will allow people in financial need to also attend. This is a wonderful way to help spread the Dharma. Any amount paid above the base fee is a tax deductible donation.
If you consider the base price to be unaffordable, and you are unable to perform any work for programs, please apply for a scholarship. We ask that you send a written request stating your current financial situation and giving your reasons for wishing to attend the retreat. Scholarship applications must be received by May 31 and you will be informed of the decision by June 15.
If you are physically able, we strongly encourage you to apply for our work study program. In the past years, work-study students have contributed greatly to our ability to run programs successfully. Each day you will be expected to work for 4 hours and we will ask you to arrive 3 days prior to the beginning of the program or stay 3 days after. Some of the work study jobs require physical work, but we also offer opportunities to contribute for those who may have physical limitations. Work-study applications must be received by May 31 and you will be informed of the decision by June 15.
Our wish is that anyone with genuine interest in dharma can attend the teachings; financial issues should not be a reason for not being able to participate in a program at Gomde Cooperstown.
Please send us an email to [email protected] to apply for a scholarship or for the work-study program.