Dana is offered by meditators attending Port Townsend Sangha sits as an expression of generosity. Some of the dana is available to support meditators going on retreat.
Who is eligible: Meditators who attend sangha “regularly” and for whom scholarship assistance will make going on retreat possible.
Retreats covered: Both residential and non-residential retreats in the Vipassana tradition or retreats offered by teachers we have used as a dharma resource in the sangha.
Expectations: Retreatant will share with the sangha their experience of the retreat.
Amount covered: Applicants are expected first to request scholarship assistance from the retreat center. The Port Townsend Sangha will cover 1/2 of the remaining registration fee (after retreat center scholarship) to a maximum of $100/week, 2 week maximum. Transportation and other expenses are not covered.
Approved by: Guiding Committee.
Application Process: To apply, fill out the application form and give it to a Guiding Committee member at a sit.
Scholarship Budget: The Guiding Committee manages dana funds and determines how much is available for scholarships.