FIVE PRINCIPLES OF GIFT/VILLAGE ECONOMICS

(As practiced at the East Bay Meditation Center)

  1. Accessibility/Inclusivity: No set fees to receive products or services. Everyone is welcome regardless of socio-economic status.

  2. Generosity: Everyone is invited to make voluntary gifts to support the provider(s) of the products or services.

  3. Sustainability: The collective intention is to meet the need of the provider(s).

  4. Proportionality: Everyone is invited to makes gifts in proportion to their ability.   (Those with the greatest ability give the most -- including more than the fee for similar products or services in a market economy -- to balance the giving of others who can give less.)

  5. Transparency/Feedback loop: Information is shared as to whether/when the providers' need is met.

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