Crystal Mountain Society is a registered Canadian Charity and does not seek to earn a profit from supporting retreats. The fees charged by Crystal Mountain are calculated to cover expenses to support the Teachings. This includes all the meals, services to provide the meals (propane, etc.) and sundry supplies to run the retreat centre for the length of retreat. The fees are not payment for the Teaching itself.

Not included in the fees: Dana (donations) for the Teacher leading the retreat, your travel costs, any books or texts that are required by the Teacher.

PAYMENTS are determined for each retreat separately and communicated at the time. 

Practitioner Support Fund

If you are in need of some financial assistance for course fees please  ask the Registrar for more information about our Practitioner Support Fund. 

How to make Payment

Payment can be made by credit card through PayPal, you do not need an account. If you are using PayPal, once your Retreat Application is submitted via email to the Registrar you will receive a PayPal invoice and it will link you to PayPal. 


Payment can be made by Cheque. If you are paying by cheque(s), once your Retreat Application is submitted via email to the Registrar, send your cheque to: CMS Treasurer, 300B-2555 Cook Road, Galiano Island, BC V0N1P0. Please make the cheque payable to: Crystal Mountain Society 


Payment can be made in Canada by eTransfer to treasurer@crystalmountain.org


Payment can be made by Wire transfer (contact Gisele Sabourin at gis.sabourin@gmail.com prior to sending)

Refund Policy

Revised January 19, 2022 

All refunds are issued at the discretion of the board/course registrars on an individual basis. Decisions may be Appealed for reconsideration. 

Any portion of a fee that is deemed non-refundable will be eligible for an Income Tax Deduction Receipt if no value of services is received by the donor, as per Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) regulations. Please see our full policy here>>