Donating to the Centre
Open Mind Centre is run by Open Mind Foundation, a registered not-for-profit foundation.
Our accommodation and food fees pay for the day-to-day costs of running the Centre such as staff and utility bills. Mana currently donates all teaching income to help with the ongoing costs at the Centre also.
Building, facilities upgrades and ongoing maintenance all run entirely on donations. Current projects to which you can contribute with funds, skills and/ or willing hands include:
Women’s Education Fund
Retreaters’ Support Fund (Bursary Fund)
Landscaping & grounds
3000B buys several books for our small & growing library
If you have books that you are no longer using or no longer wish to carry, please consider donating them to our library.
Landscaping & Grounds
3000B helps us with our ongoing planting program especially at the start of each rainy season
10,000B helps us with planned basic upgrades to hillside drainage & pathways etc
You may wish to sponsor one of these areas with donation and/or work:
tree planting – fruit trees, bird attracting trees and bushes, as well as plain beautiful trees and shrubs – we have planted almost the whole upper part of the Centre – the stabilised hillside and river flats are next!
meditation retreat huts
pathways & steps
water system upgrade & reticulation for fruit trees and gardens
main workshop kitchen and serving area new ceiling, skylights, bench tops in kitchen and serving area, wiring upgrade, paint whole of this area including kitchen and toilets
Retreater’s Support Fund
Any donation to help people with limited funds gain the benefits of retreat is greatly appreciated.
4000B pays for someone with limited funds to do a 3 day meditation retreat with guidance, all inclusive
13,500B 10 day retreat with guidance all inclusive
30,000B 1 month retreat with guidance, all inclusive
We have a policy to provide a limited number of low-cost or free places at many of our retreats for those wishing to attend but are unable to afford the usual costs.
This fund can also assist committed people with limited means wishing to do ongoing retreat and study and meditation at the centre.
In some of our past courses, participants have directly sponsored places for those on limited budgets by paying for their registrations. This is wonderful generosity in practice.
Please contact OM Centre admin or Mana if you would like to help sponsor others’ paths in some other way.
When you visit the Centre, you will notice a lot of building has been going on, with more planned, as well as ongoing upgrading of facilities, landscaping and planting. Your donation is welcome.
$100 (3000B) helps us buy fruit trees and plants, or helps us upgrade a path or plumbing, or helps us improve landscaping
$12,000 helps us build a good quality meditation cabin
$15,000 creates a hut with furniture bedding and a/c
Women’s education fund