Contributions at Peace Village

Since 1999, Peace Village has been serving thousands of people based on the principle of heartfelt volunteerism. In addition to the small full time staff of volunteers, a number of servers and facilitators travel here from far distances to support the weekend retreats by offering their time, energy, and skills.

During your stay, we provide you with meals: dinner Friday evening through Sunday breakfast. We make every effort to offer you a clean and comfortable room, to maintain our buildings and grounds, and to upgrade the facilities whenever possible.

Our founder, Brahma Baba, felt that there should not be a set cost for people to explore their spirituality. This principle adds to the positive energy and spiritual atmosphere that is found at Peace Village.

We do not charge a fee for our retreats, however, we welcome contributions. People have been deeply moved by the spiritual gifts and insights they have received here, and express what they have gained through their generous contributions.

These contributions are used to sustain the ongoing and expanding operations and services of Peace Village. Contributions to Peace Village can be made on line or  by cash check or credit card when attending the retreat. Please ask our staff for additional information about our suggested contribution for individuals and families. Your contributions to Peace Village are tax deductible.

BKWSO (USA) was established as a non-profit – 501(c)(3) organization in 1974. Our work continues because of contributions made by those who have taken benefit and want others to receive the same. Your contributions are gratefully accepted.

Donations in Kind

An individual or organization may be able to offer some other contribution to support our activities. Donations in kind are accepted according to specific needs. If you would like to contribute equipment in good condition or bulk consumables, for example, cleaning products or dry food, please contact us at 518-589-5000 or For ongoing support and further details email: or enquire at Reception on arrival.


By Credit/Debit Card or E-Check