Technically, the Brahma Kumaris share their spiritual knowledge free of charge (worldwide) in the spirit of making it available to everyone and all of our teachers, facilitators and other helpers (like kitchen staff) offer their services in a voluntary capacity. Having said that, there are natural costs associated with any venture such as cost of electricity, etc, etc.
We like the thought of working with a "pay it forward system" and this means that a previous person has already paid for you to attend our centre, retreat centre or class location today... and so when you make a donation (of whatever... time or money), you in fact, will be paying for another person to attend a course, a class or a retreat that's special to them (just as we hope, today is special for you...).
All of our activities rely on the generosity of those who come to benefit from our courses,classes and retreats, so financial contributions (from any guests) goes 100% to assisting with all running costs.
However, we generally will not approach you for money for our courses and classes (retreats operate slightly differently) and we accept donations anonymously. So if you'd like to contribute financially to our running costs - please donate as you feel...