Registration Help

Refund Policy

Note: Some programs have a different way of registering (such as Road Scholar retreats). Some events do not require registration (such as pujas).

For Regular Programs

To help ensure our spiritual programs are accessible to everyone, teachings and classes are offered on the basis of “dana”. This is a Sanskrit word that means “giving” or “generosity”. Each person is encouraged to offer as much as one is able to according to their financial circumstances and to consider how best they can help support the programs at Land of Medicine Buddha. This opportunity to practice generosity freely is an integral part of our spiritual practice.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

For Special Events

Land of Medicine Buddha hosts teaching, initiations, and retreats by highly-qualified visiting lamas and senior teachers, several times a year. We would like to offer these programs to as many people as possible.  However, offering Dharma is not free and costs rise when we have visiting teachers. When we host visiting lamas, the costs of travel, insurance, etc. add up to hundreds of dollars per day. In addition to these fixed expenses associated with tours, we always give a generous donation to the lama, the interpreter, and attendants, on behalf of the center. In the Register/Donate section of the event pages, you will see donation amounts that reflect the increased costs for special events.

Please support these precious Dharma events. No donation is too small. Your donations are tax-deductible.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Online Registration

Online registration allows you to make your donation with a credit card or PayPal account. It also helps us to prepare for events, for example, getting materials printed and setting up seating.

  • For your convenience, for most courses, donation options are set up to reflect choices of $25 or more per session. Just select the number of “spaces” next to the amount you want to give – usually 1 for yourself, maybe 2 to include a friend.
  • You also have similar options for making an offering to the instructor.
  • Usually, there will be a choice to give offline – at the door, or by check, or by phoning the office with your payment details.
  • Some of you know about creating merit by sponsoring Dharma activities, and so we also include a way to give extra.

Thank you.

Refund Policy for Retreats:


$50 cancellation charge.


$100 non-refundable deposit is due when you sign up for a retreat.
In case of cancellation more than one day before the retreat, $50 can either be applied to a future retreat (must be redeemed within one year) or the scholarship fund.
In case of cancellation on the day of the retreat (or no-show) you will be charged the equivalent of one day and one night of the retreat in addition to the $100 deposit.

All refunds will be issued by check at the end of the retreat.