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Plan Your Stay on Our Campus
Your presence on campus, whether attending a program onsite or online is the gift that continues to reignite the Center’s mission within each of us. Your presence truly matters. We are privileged to witness your spiritual path and personal growth, and our lives are touched by the connections we make with each of you.
While we strive to create space for the Center’s mission to flourish, we also have the financial realities of maintaining this campus and supporting our staff. This year we have had lower than anticipated guest presence on campus; our projected revenues from onsite programs are 30% below budget. Even though Covid restrictions have been lifted our retreatants have not returned to the campus as we anticipated.
Whether there are no visitors or sixty program retreatants, our annual fixed costs remain at about $750,000.00/year. We manage, as you may be aware, with a skeleton staff of 12 people, many who are part-time. With nearly 20 buildings on campus, each with its own heating and cooling systems, managing unanticipated maintenance issues, and funding the escalating cost of energy, gas, and electricity, it is especially important for our supporters to understand the business realities of preserving the sacred spaces of our campus for you and future retreatants.
Recently there have been major hermitage restorations, a new Center roof, the installation of campus internet, and new A/V in the Meditation Hall and Chapel—each of these were made possible by generous capital grants, which were received for these specific purposes. They have helped us to provide updated spaces and more amenities for your stay. We are grateful to have been awarded grants to update this beautiful sanctuary.
We hope to welcome you soon--you can support the Center greatly by giving yourself the gift of retreat and attending a program on campus.