Like our "indoor" meditation retreats, the Wilderness Program events are dana based. Red Cedar Zen Community offers retreats and programs through a multifaceted funding model. Hard costs (rent, supplies, food, etc.) are covered through a registration fee. This is usually a sliding scale fee, with those paying at the upper end essentially helping to assist those who have less means receive scholarships. Each retreat has a limited number of scholarship opportunities available.
Red Cedar teachers do not receive anything from registration fees for their teaching efforts. Teachings are offered to all on the basis of the practice of Dana Paramita, generosity. Traditionally Buddhist teachings have been supported through dana offerings. You can read more about our practice of Dana Paramita here. When you register for an event an opportunity will be offered to give dana at that point. You may also make a dana offering on the Donate to a Teacher page at any time. Your gifts are always received with gratitude.
If you have questions about our wilderness programs please contact program coordinator Bob Penny at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-927-5702