Many classes at the Frederick Meditation Center are offered in exchange for dana, the pali word for generosity, giving, or donation. Accepting dana in lieu of a fixed fee allows the student to experience the joy of being generous, and the teacher the freedom to offer these teachings to all people regardless of financial means.
Teachers of dana-based classes are not paid a wage, but instead rely on donations from students for support. Donations of $10-20 are received with gratitude from those who can contribute. There is a donation box at the entry way to the center where you can make your contribution. If you need change, just ask!
Most programs with a fixed fee are also made available on a sliding scale or scholarship basis, simply contact the teacher of the course to request a fee reduction or waiver.