Membership Terms & Conditions
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Bodhisattva Kadampa Buddhist Centre (Bodhisattva KBC)
member. Membership enables you to attend any of our drop-in classes in and around Canberra, as well
as a range of courses, retreats and events held at our Centre and branches. In addition you’re able
to benefit from discounts for most of our off-site special events. Some months there are more things
to attend than other months however the Centre membership cost remains the same month to
Please read the below information carefully as you need to acknowledge that you’ve read and
accepted it at the time that you sign up for your membership. If you have any questions or concerns
please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
How much does it cost to be a member?
Regular membership costs $100 per month.
What does my membership include?
Membership entitles you to attend all drop-in classes, half day courses, day courses, on-site guided
retreats, and empowerments that we run throughout the year.
What does my membership NOT include?
Your membership does NOT include attendance to off-site special events (such as public talks with
visiting teachers) and off-site retreats, however discounts apply to most of these events. Joint-Centre
events (such as the annual Regional Event) are not included as part of your membership.
How do I book for courses and classes as a member?
Drop-in Classes – booking is not required for any of our drop-in classes throughout Canberra. Simply let the class assistant
know your name and that you’re a Centre Member, and fill in the sign-in sheet as usual.
Courses – bookings are required for all courses and special events.
Free Events – If the event is free for members there will be a “Member Registration” section on the webpage
of the particular event you’re interested in – please click the button in this section and fill in the
form to book your place.
Discounted Events – if the event is discounted please click the regular “Book Now” button and check the box that
indicates that you’re a member – checking this box ensures that the correct discount will be
applied to your event fee.
How do I sign up for membership?
You can register to become a Bodhisattva KBC member anytime by using our online form. The sign-up
process is easy. You will need to fill out a form and enter your credit card information in order to set
up automatic monthly payments.
Can I only sign up online?
No. If you prefer, you can call us on 0477 044 607 and someone will help you sign up for membership.
When does my membership start?
You can use your membership to attend classes and sign up for upcoming events right away, as soon
as you register.
Can I use my membership at other Kadampa Centres?
Bodhisattva KBC is part of a global organisation and we have many Kadampa Centres throughout Australia
and worldwide. Each of our Centres are independent registered not-for-profit organisations and/or
charities so your membership only covers classes and courses directly affiliated and organised by Bodhisattva KBC.
Can other people use my membership?
No. Membership benefits apply to one adult member only and are not transferable.
Is there a minimum sign up period?
A minimum membership period of three months applies to all new members.
How do I cancel my membership?
Note that a minimum sign-up period of three months applies to all members. If you wish to cancel
your membership any time after the initial three month period, please send an email
to firstname.lastname@example.org with two weeks of notice. Should you wish to re-start a centre
membership any time after this, you will be required to sign up again for a minimum period of three
Additional Notes for Foundation Program & Teacher Training Program Students
Thank you for your enrolment to attend the Foundation Program (FP) run by Bodhisattva KBC. When students join FP they are required to become a member of
our Centre and maintain the Centre membership while they are enrolled on the study program. The
student benefits by having access FP classes as well as all of the usual classes and discounts
that members have access to, and the regular monthly payments help to support our Temple and
associated branch classes. Every student maintains this membership payment regardless of whether
the FP classes run every week or not.