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.
To date, the generosity of those who have visited the centre or supported us from afar has allowed the most urgent building work to be completed and enabled us to grow into a centre now offering an extensive retreat program.
However, our day to day running costs, which are not subsidised by any other organisations, are a large amount of money. This, combined with our need to build new accommodation and fully replace our roof, means we need 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
Teachers and retreat leaders practice generosity by freely offering their time to Land of Joy, meaning we do not pay them for their teachings. We therefore also invite those attending retreats and courses to make an offering directly to them.
Financial contributions can also be offered from afar, while 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.
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.