"The donor, before giving, is glad; while giving, is inspired; and after giving, is gratified." -the Buddha
The cost of the course is $120. This is based on an estimated 4-6 hours per week of work I need to put in to plan and deliver the material. The course is not just the Tuesday sessions we have together. It extends through the availability of the Friday morning meditation sits along with the letter writing program.
In order to run the letter writing. I need to read each letter that you send to the students at the prison and each letter that is written by them to you. This ensures that the program I work (Exchange for Change) that allows me to have access to teach in the prison maintains all of the protocols established through the Department of Corrections. We will go over the rules for the letters and I will make sure these are maintained throughout the six weeks of writing.
In order for experiences like this one to be available, they need to be done in a sustainable manner. Understanding that your payment provides a little bit of time for me to offer this course may make your contribution an easier one. You can trust that this is not a money making venture.
If you are unable to afford the full cost of the course, pay what you are able to.