Payment Policy

Paying for Programs

Payment Policy:

  • A deposit is required to register.
    • Programs that cost less than $500 require a $100 deposit.
    • Programs that cost $500 or more require a $200 deposit.
  • 100% of the balance owed for any program is due two weeks prior to the program start date. By registering for a program, you authorize Karmê Chöling to charge the same card used for the deposit to cover the balance owed on that program two weeks prior to the program start date, unless you make other arrangements prior to that day.
  • For participants using a payment plan option, 50% of the balance owed is due 2 weeks prior to the program start date. The balance may be paid in monthly installments, taking up to 6 months to pay in full. Arrange this with the front desk prior to registering for a program. For more information on payment plans, click here.
  • Karmê Chöling is not able to grant scholarships on or after arrival. Financial aid arrangements must be made in advance, at least 2 weeks prior to the program. For more information on scholarships and financial aid, click here.
  • Karmê Chöling discourages debt. Participants wishing to attend a program who have an existing outstanding balance of $500 or more, or who are not current on an existing payment plan, are required to pay for the new program in full 2 weeks prior to the arrival date.
  • Participants are encouraged to make an additional payment if possible as a donation to help provide financial support for others to attend programs.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Deposits and payments are refundable up to two weeks prior to the program start date, minus a $25 cancellation fee.
  • After the two-week deadline, Karmê Chöling will deduct a $25 cancellation fee and retain the balance of your deposit as credit towards another program. This credit will expire after two years. Any payments exceeding the deposit will be refunded.
  • For solitary retreat cabins, deposits and payments are refundable up to six weeks prior to the retreat start date, minus a $35 cancellation fee. The same fee is charged for changing retreat dates by one month or more.
  • After the six-week deadline, deposits for solitary retreat cabins are non-refundable except under extenuating circumstances (such as illness or death in the family), in which case $35 is retained and can be applied toward another program or refunded to you.
  • No refunds or credits are given for cancellations on or after arrival day.

Financial help may be available. To learn more go to our Financial Assistance page.