LoJ Generosity Model

Everything happening at Land of Joy is being made possible through various forms of generosity. We believe in giving without any expectation of receiving anything in return and therefore do not charge for teachings, accommodation or food.

How does your generosity benefit Land of Joy?

Our day to day running costs, which are not subsidised by any other organisations, are a large amount of money.

The day to day running costs cover all the basic needs like water, electricity, phone bills, insurance and all you need to keep a big, big household running.

One of our biggest and most essential needs is to support our on- and offsite volunteer team, without whom Land of Joy wouldn’t exist.

This, combined with our need to maintain the buildings, grounds and woodlands means we ask those who attend retreats here to be as generous as they can and therefore invite those who attend to make a financial offering to the centre at the end of their retreat.

The generosity of our teachers

Teachers and retreat leaders practice generosity by freely offering their time to Land of Joy, meaning we do not support them financially for the teaching. We therefore also invite those attending retreats and courses to make an offering directly to them. Most of our teachers depend either fully or to a large extend on your generosity which enables continuation of the teachings.

How can you contribute

Financial contributions to Land of Joy can also be offered from afar. For further details please check our donation page.

Those who find financial contributions difficult, may wish to be generous in other ways such as  reciting mantras to generate merit for the success of the centre, volunteering or contributing in many other ways.

We really appreciate your ongoing support

As a result of receiving this kind of generosity from others, Land of Joy can continue to be a place that is accessible and beneficial for everyone. Therefore, this way of thinking and acting enables both the centre and our supporters to practice generosity and experience its positive effects.