"Vipassana is a practical technique which enables one to lead a more positive, balanced and happy life."

- SN Goenka

Donation and loan information

Courses are run solely on a donation basis. There are no charges for the courses, not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation.

All expenses are met by donations. Neither the teacher nor the assistant teachers receive remuneration; they and those who organise the courses volunteer their time.

People have different means, but even a small donation reflects your desire to help someone else to learn Dhamma. Donations are the only source of funding for Vipassana courses in this tradition. There is no wealthy foundation or individual sponsoring the centre. Neither the teachers nor the trustees receive any payment for their service. Thus, the spread of Dhamma is carried out with purity of purpose, free from any commercialism.

If you wish to take this opportunity to share in the merits of a new centre we welcome direct donations, monthly pledges or interest free or low interest loans. No amount is too small, as it is your volition to contribute that is important.

We welcome and invite donations from old students as well as from members of the general public.


How to donate


Direct deposit

  • General fund
    Bank name: NAB
    Account Name: VMC Hawkesbury Ltd
    BSB: 082 514
    Account number: 423912263
  • Building fund
    Bank name: NAB
    Account Name: VMC Hawkesbury Ltd
    BSB: 082 514
    Account number: 430886040
  • International deposit/donations
    Swift code/ IBAN code/ Bank code: NATAAU3303M

Once you have donated, please email us at [email protected] with your 1) name, 2) address, and 3) amount donated. Please allow up to 7 days for us to send a receipt back to you.

If you would like to offer an interest free or a low interest rate loan, please email us at the same address. Please contact Stefan Jost (Trust President) on 0402 056 646 if you have any questions.

The Centre has applied for Deductible Gifts Recipient registration with the Australian Tax Office. On approval of the application, donations given to the building fund from 7 December 2020 will be tax deductible to the donor.


Treasurer contact details

Vipassana Meditation Centre Hawkesbury Treasurer
+61 02 4575 5223 +61 02 4575 5223, Australia
Tel. [61] (2) +61 02 4575 5223
Email: [email protected]


Refunds

If an error has been made and an incorrect donation amount has been debited from your account, please contact us at [email protected]. Please provide your name and address, outlining the date and amount of the transaction and the nature of the mistake, and we will make a reimbursement accordingly.


Disputes and refunds

All complaints, grievances and disputes will be treated seriously, quickly and in a timely manner, having due regard to procedural fairness and confidentiality. All parties are required to participate in the dispute resolution process in good faith. If you believe that there has been an error with your donation, you should notify us directly on 02 4575 5223 and confirm that notice in writing or by email at [email protected] as soon as possible so that we can resolve your query quickly. Any issues should be directed to the Vipassana Meditation Centre Hawkesbury Treasurer in the first instance so that we can attempt to resolve the matter. If you are not satisfied with the outcome you can still refer it to your financial institution which will obtain details of the disputed transaction and may lodge a claim on your behalf.

Your obligations

It is your responsibility to ensure that there are sufficient clear funds available in your account. You should check your account statement to verify that the amounts debited from your account are correct.

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May all beings benefit from Dhamma