Membership in the South Shore Buddhist Meditation Society allows you to make better use of the facilities offered at the Centre. Three types of membership are available:
- Pillar members are those who wish to give generously to help to keep the roof over our heads. Dues for these members will be $660 per year ($55 per month). This will include all regular and supplementary programs and access to the Centre at times when there is no scheduled activity. In addition, these members will be offered one free special program per year and a 20% discount on all other special programs.
- Core members are those who attend meditation sessions, talks, and teachings on a regular basis. Dues will be $240 per year ($20 per month). This will include all regular and supplementary programs and access to the Centre at times when there is no scheduled activity. Core members will also be entitled to a discount of 10% on any special programs.
- Associate members are those who attend regular programs no more than twice a month, or who wish to contribute to the Centre for the benefit of others. Dues will be $60 per year. Associate members will be entitled to a discount of 10% on any other programs.
All will be voting members of the Society. Dues will be assessed for each member on January 1st for that year and will be pro-rated for those who join later in the year to a minimum of 20% of the full amount. Pillar and core members may choose a monthly auto-debit scheme. Since the Society is not a charity, no tax receipts will be issued. A non-member may attend three free regular program sessions, after which a drop-in fee of $5 (minimum) will be required. This may be waived by the session leader or by the Centre Committee.