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What is a "Practice Discussion?"

A Practice Discussion, or “PD”, is a term for when you want to meet with a Teacher or Practice Leader to talk about your meditation practice, clarify a Dharma teachings, or work with a current life situation within the context of practice.

Exploring how to incorporate a practice framework into everyday life can bring enrichment and settledness.

The Practice Discussions (PD) structure:

  • PDs are focused engagements of 20+ minutes

  • As Rev. Liên is not supported by any institution nor persons, here is a sangha-determined sliding fee scale (with income-match guide):

    • Pay-it-Forward: $100 / PD (more than $75K)

    • Standard: $80 / PD (between $35K - $75K)

    • Limited Income: $60 / PD (less than $35K)

  • No one is ever turned away for lack of funds due to economic hardship. Please discuss with Rev. Liên.

  • Please pay before your PD.

    • PayPal payments to: lienshutt@yahoo.com

    • Cash or check at time of PD in an envelope if possible, please

  • NOTE: Once you have scheduled a PD, it is your responsibility to keep track of date, time, location, etc. — Ryugin’s reminder email a day before is just a courtesy.

    • CANCELLATION POLICY: 48-hour notice of cancellation to both Rev. Liên & Anton/Ryūgin. --- Everyone's time is valuable. Please do not schedule lightly. Fees are not returned if cancelled less than 48-hours.

    • 1-time try at rescheduling is possible with 48-hour notification to Rev. Liên and Anton/Ryūgin.

  • No fee for current full-time monastics or those living & working fully in a practice community

To arrange for a PD with Rev. Liên, please contact Anton/Ryūgin at <anton@kovalyov.net>