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“And what, monks, is that path, that way of attaining final Nibbana without clinging? It is this Noble Eightfold Path; that is, right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right concentration. This is the path, the way for the fading away of lust.”
~ The Buddha
SN 45:41-48



“How much does it cost to come to a retreat?”

“There is no set fee.”

“What do you mean there is no set fee?  How do you operate?”

We are frequently asked what is the suggested donation for retreats at Bhavana Society Meditation Center.  We cannot answer that question because that would be like setting a price.  The Buddha’s teachings are priceless. We offer our service here for


  What is dana?  Its simplest meaning is “generosity.” 

We practice dana by offering the teachings without a price tag.  You can practice dana by making a donation of money, time…(read more)