The cost of your retreat is broken into two parts:
1. Published prices cover the costs for your food and accommodation which go to the venue minus admin costs. Deposits are inclusive of the published prices. None of this money goes to Burgs.
2. A donation (dana) to Burgs for the teachings he shares during the week. This is given at your discretion at the end of your retreat.
The deposit is non-refundable.
Under certain circumstances we may be able to transfer deposits to another scheduled retreat.
Donation for Teachings:
Since starting to teach meditation in Asia, Burgs has always offered teachings on dana (donation). You will be invited to make a donation to the teacher at the end of the retreat (anonymously if you so wish).
This is a way of expressing our gratitude for the teachings that we have received, and a way to support both the teacher and the teachings, so that they can carry on being offered to others.
It is an important part of the retreat to take time to reflect on your experience whilst on retreat, and you are invited to make your own reflections on the value of what you have learned and so give accordingly.
If you cancel your retreat outside of 4 weeks of the published start date, there will be a 50% cancellation fee applied.
If you cancel your retreat within 4 weeks of the event, you are eligible to pay for the whole cost of the retreat, ie. 100% cancellation fee.
Deposits are not transferable within 4 weeks of the start of retreat. You can transfer your deposit to an event within the current published schedule.
The deposit is a non-refundable.
If you are applying for a concessionary rate please email us to discuss this before arrival.
We do try and support those who really are in financial difficulty and are unable to commit to the full suggested donation amount for shared accommodation.
If you feel you qualify for this, then please email us about this during the booking process. Please note we would normally offer concessionary rates to attend retreats in the UK.