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: Wage-earners (including those on a pension other than the basic state pension), £120 Unwaged £60. 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.
Donations given using this page will go to The Samatha Trust and Greenstreete, the National Samatha Centre
More Ways to Give
Standing Orders with Gift Aid
Standing orders – an amount automatically donated from your bank account monthly or annually.
Such regular donations are particularly welcomed as they enable the organisation to plan ahead.
To download our standing order form click on the button below. If you are a tax payer you can also gift aid your donations by completing the combined gift aid form, thus increasing the value of your donations by 25%. Otherwise simply leave that part of the form blank.
To download a combined Standing order and Gift Aid form click on the button below.
Cheque with Gift Aid
One-Off donations can be made in the form of cash or cheques made payable to The Samatha Trust. Please send to the Samatha Adminstrator at the below address:-
81 Stothard Road
Gift Aid adds 25% to your donations.
Click button below to download a gift aid form to go with cheques and cash.