Samatha meditation is given freely to anybody wishing to learn
There is no charge for the teaching and no charge for attending local classes or courses at Greenstreete, the national centre*.
* Except Introductory Courses at the National Centre which have a fixed charge. Course fees for Introductory weekends: £50. Unwaged: £25. Introductory week: £200; unwaged £100.
How Are Courses Funded?
Generosity is a cornerstone of Buddhist practice and Samatha relies completely on the generosity of its supporters. Samatha activities are funded by donation. People attending local weekly classes are asked to give a contribution towards the hire of the room and refreshments. Those taking part in weekend or longer courses at the National Centre in Wales give an amount they feel is right. We believe relying on voluntary donations is in accord with the Buddha’s teaching. Gifts of money to support the organisation are, of course, always welcome.
How Do I Make a Donation?
There several ways of making a donation to support Samatha. These include:
Donate using MyDonate
Mydonate is a secure, online donation site provided by BT. Unlike most other online donation and payment sites mydonate does not take a cut of the donations given.
Simply click on the button below to give a donation. Gift Aid is also collected by mydonate and forwarded in full to us.
Standing Orders with Gift Aid
Standing orders – an amount automatically donated from your bank account each month.
Gift Aid – for UK tax payers, the government adds 25% to your donations.
To download a combined Standing order and Gift Aid form click on the button below or download menu on the right.
To increase or change a standing order click on the button below or select from the download menu on the right.
Cheque with Gift Aid
One-Off donations can be made in the form of cash or cheques made payable to The Samatha Trust.
These should be sent to:
Llangunllo (near Knighton),
Gift Aid adds 25% to your donations.
Click button below to download a gift aid form to go with cheques and cash.