We can not do this alone.
Since the time of the Buddha, teachers and communities have depended on one another.
Now as then, teachers travel from place to place offering their time, their energy, and their wisdom as a gift to all who choose to come, and communities respond by supplying teachers with the necessary material support.
In keeping with the tradition that the teachings are freely offered, our course fees do not include payments for the teachers. Teachers are generally reimbursed by BCBS only for their travel costs.
By freely choosing to support the teachers who come to BCBS, you are doing more than expressing gratitude and supporting those who support your own practice and the practices of others -- you are saying, in one way or another, that we do truly need each other -- that we can not do this alone.
After each course, there will be an opportunity to offer Teacher Dāna.
Please give generously to the teachers, according to your means.
Teacher Dāna is tax deductible.
May your generosity uplift your heart and the hearts of all those around you.
May your generosity guide and support your own practice and the practices of all.
May your generosity be a means for the sustaining of these worlds of generosity.