"Bringing healing, friendship, spirituality, and the joy of service to Learning."
The philosophy I follow in deciding how to charge for any of my workshops or anything I base the Buddhist principle called dana paramita and is an outgrowth of the concept of "Open Source."
I prefer to offer my workshops on a suggested donation basis rather than ask for a fixed sum. This means that I rely on donations for all of my expenses. I believe that the practice of teaching unfolds best for everyone concerned when teaching-healing and the support for it are given freely.
What is an appropriate amount of dana paramita? I do not charge a fixed amount, but I do have some suggested guidelines. I allow each person to answer that question from her/his own heart and circumstances. Here are some guidelines. In the Sacramento area, I have seen facilitators offer my type of writing workshops for amounts ranging from $25.00 to $100.00 per session. For the blacksmiths, the cost of your using tools and materials.
"Dana paramita is a gift to ourselves because it is an opportunity to give freely. Giving and receiving are part of the same whole."
Some who don't know me would assume that I am Buddhist, I am not. Open source? Yep, I am that. If you are interested in learning more, please drop me a line.
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