Prices and membership

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To know the price of a stay, add up the following prices :
1) one year membership cost
2) sessions fees, if you take part in a training course
3) daily fees (accommodation and food)
4) other expenses : transportation

The prices are recalculated every year. The prices shown are those of the current year.

Membership

Our centre of Tibetan studies being a non-profit oraganization under the French law 1901, whoever wants to take part in our activities must be a member of the association. Membership must be registered at the beginning of each year, or at least at the first stay of the year.

Our centre offers four membership formulas :
1) member : 23€ /  year
2) supporting member : 60€ / year (or more)
3) “couple” membership : 31€ / year
4) donating member : 15€ / month (or more) on a one year period

Training session fees

The training session fees are cheap, and represent a support to the cost of the organization of a session. The prices are shown on the price column of the session description board. Nyoung Né sessions have a particular price. For the “Other sessions” from external participants, the prices are determined by each teacher.

Staying fees (food and accomodation)

You will contribute to the staying fees depending on your resources. A price list is suggested to you and left to your own appreciation in order to let you contribute according to your financial status. The lowest price does not cover the real expenses of a stay but can be considered as a support offered by our center so that money problems cannot stop anyone from taking part in our activities. However, our centre depends on your financial help.
The average price of a stay (food and accommodation) for one is 26-27€, including the functioning costs, which is listed as price B. The two other listed prices (C and D) represent a support to our centre and allow us to offer lower prices.

The price list applys to any stay, except the Nyoung Né sessions.

– The daily fees include the accommodation and three meals a day. The meals are counted from the first meal you take after your arrival. You cannot deduce any meal from your stay.

– The stay are free for children under 4, half price under 16. We remind you that in our centre, parents are totally responsible for their children and must make sure they are looked after all the time. No special structure is dedicated to them.

– Decreasing rates are applied depending on the length of your stay, 20% off for 30 days, 30% off for 90 days and over.

To book, you need to fill the registration sheet and pay a deposit for the staying fees.

15€ per person and for 2 days’ sessions, 30€ for 3-7 days’ sessions, and 30€ per week for a retreat (Nyoung Né excluded).

“Other sessions” can have different fees, they are determined by the teacher.

The fees can be refund in case cancellation is noticed more than ten days before a stay/session starts.

Price of a stay for one person in 2019

To know the cost of a stay, choose one of the four prices depending on your income – from A (lowest) to D (Highest) and choose a type of accommodation. The price selected includes the accommodation and the three daily meals. The meals are counted from the first meal taken after your arrival.

Price per day [1] Price A Price B Price C Price D
Incoming < 1200 € from 1200 to1500 € from 1500 to 2000 € >1700 €
Dormitory [2] 22,80 € 26,80 € 29,80 € 32,10 €
Shared bedroom 25 € 29 € 32 € 34,30 €
Individual bedroom 30,10 € 33,10 € 36,10 € 38,30 €
Multi-bed studio 29,20 € 34,10 € 37,10 € 39,40 €
Camping with meals 18,30 € 21,30 € 23,90 € 26 €
Camping witouht meals 7,70 € 8,20 € 8,70 € 9,20 €

Prices for Nyoung Né in 2019

Sessions in the dormitory [3] Price A Price B Price C Price D
Incoming < 1200 € from 1200 to 1500 € from 1500 to 2000 € >1700 €
global 1 session 55,90 € 63,90€ 69 € 73,10 €
global 2 sessions 96,70 € 109,30 € 117,60 € 124,50 €
3 sessions* consécutives and + 39,20 € 43,80 € 47 € 49,80 €
9 sessions* consécutives and + 36,00 € 40,60 € 43,50 € 46,30 €
16 sessions* consécutives and + / / / /
100 sessions* / / / /
add the dinner the night before,
one night and the rice soup on the last day
15,10 € 18,50 € 20,40 € 21,70 €

Informations on the “Other sessions” fees

The price, shown at the end of each session of “Other sessions”, only represents the price determined by the teacher. You have to add the staying fees and the one-year membership if you have not already paid for it. For particular sessions, an additional membership can be requested by the teacher. So you will have to :

– Subscribe to our centre for the accommodation by paying the daily fees.
– Subscribe to the teacher of the session.

The fees determined by teacher are shown at the end of the session description page. If you pay the fees by cheque (French cheque only), make sure that you write the name and the address mentioned in the description sheet. The fees should be paid at your arrival, by cash or cheque (no credit card). Except in case of absolute necessity, the fees can be refund only if the cancellation is noticed more than three weeks before a session begins.
Notes

[1] for one person, food and accommodation

[2] If you have booked a stay in the dormitory, plan to add 2,10€/night to stay in a shared bedroom and 7,10€/night to stay in a individual bedroom or a 2/3 beds studio.

[3] Nyoung Né prices include meals, accommodation (in the dormitory) and session fees.

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This summer the programme will take place under special circumstances, since the Centre can resume activities provided that sanitary measures are strictly observed.

Whether you are vaccinated or not, whether you have a negative PCR test or not, does not change the need to respect sanitary measures.

Your presence in Montchardon implies that you strictly respect sanitary measures in all circumstances.

We are now used to these measures:

  1. Wear a protective mask in the temple during the whole teaching or practice period, in the refectory until you start eating, and in all situations where it is difficult to maintain a 1m distance with others.
  2. Hand wash with hydro-alcoholic gel when entering and leaving the temple and refectory, whenever accessing the self-service area and on all occasions when touching a collective object.
  3. Maintain a distance of 1m around yourself, in the temple, in the refectory and when moving around in the Centre.

Access to the temple will be limited to 70/80 people to respect sanitary distances.

For accommodation, the rooms that accommodate several people will become individual rooms, except for couples or families. The number of places in the dormitory will be reduced to space out the beds. This will allow us to accommodate about 80 people.

The campsite area will be open, and the layout of the tents should follow the same guidelines. Disinfectant will be available in all places where necessary.

These rules must be maintained in Montchardon at all times.

Indeed:

- We have a moral obligation to protect ourselves and others from disease, especially as we live in collective premises.

- It is important to continue to protect Lama Teunsang, whose immunity is greatly diminished, even though he has been vaccinated.

For these reasons, we are asking all those who come this summer to commit to respecting sanitary measures. This commitment will take the official form of a box to be ticked on the registration form, which will allow everyone to come to the Centre with complete peace of mind.

If you cannot or do not wish to follow these guidelines, we ask you not to come to the Centre while these rules are in effect.

The same applies, of course, if you are ill or have symptoms of the virus.

When you leave, if you need to have a PCR test, this can be done in the cities in the area. However, it will be up to you to organise (making an appointment, travelling to and from the test site), because the Centre cannot manage these procedures.