EcoSattva Training FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

This is the list of frequently asked questions pertaining to One Earth Sangha’s EcoSattva Training.


When does the training start?
Whenever you please! You can start when you like and move at your own pace.

Do I need to be part of a group to participate?
While we encourage group participation, in person or online, you are absolutely welcome to join the training as an individual. We hope that you’ll make a point of connecting with the global community as part of the monthly live conversations.

What if I'm not familiar with Buddhism and/or don't have a mindfulness practice?
Without exception, everyone is invited to be a part of this training. Our only criteria for participation with others is that you engage the material with a sense of curiosity and thoroughly respect differing points of view.
What is included in the cost of registration?
Your registration includes:

  • Access to all session materials on the Course Resources page: session videos, “homework” to prepare you for the session, practices, and optional follow-up resources.
  • Access to all monthly live gatherings.
  • All course materials will be available indefinitely to registered participants.
  • We invite you to reach out to members of your local community or to form an online group to do the training together. Group members receive a discount on registration. Learn more about groups and create one here.

Accessing Sessions

Where can I find the videos, homework and other resources for the course?
Once you’ve registered, you’ll have access to our Course Resources page where all materials, including session videos, will be available.

Can I share the training with people who are not registered?
We request that you don’t. Registrations support our operations, as well as helping us understand the reach of our training and improve future offerings. However, we do not turn anyone away due to lack of funds. We provide scholarship support for anyone who cannot afford the full registration fee.

Will transcripts of the video segments available?
We need volunteers to help us turn our closed captions into transcripts! If you are interested in helping out, please contact us.

I'm having difficulty playing a session's videos. What do I do?
Since these videos are such large files, they’re especially vulnerable to any network interruptions. Try replaying the session again as a new file.

Can I download the session videos?
Unfortunately, the videos are not available for download. We hope to add this option in future trainings!

How long will the session videos and other resources be available?
All course resources will remain permanently available to registered participants. Please feel free to go at your own pace!

Live Conversations

How do the live conversations work?
Separate from when you (and ideally your group) might be gathering for each of the sessions, we’ll host monthly live gatherings. The next gathering will be held on Sunday, February 14, 2021, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EST. All who are registered for the training are welcome to join. This is a time when group members might want to join individually and connect with others around the world. Registered participants will receive instructions on how to join via email.

When will the recordings of the live conversations be available?
The live session recordings will be available here about a week after the session date.

Registration Fees and Dana

How much does this training cost?
What if I can't afford the registration fee?
Through the generosity of our community, scholarship rates are available. Our goals is to have no one turned away from this course for lack of finances. If you would like to receive financial support, fill out our scholarship application.

Will there be an opportunity to contribute Dana (donations)?
We invite you to engage in the practice of Dana, or generosity, to support the teachers of these trainings and the work of One Earth Sangha. Each individual session page provides a link to make a donation.

EcoSanghas: Training as a Group

How does the group pricing work?
The Training is better together! Members of registered groups can pay a reduced rate. As a part of group registration, group organizers will receive a special registration link to allow their members to sign up at a discount. Groups need only three members to qualify; groups of seven or more receive a larger discount.

When I registered my group, I anticipated three to six members, but now we are seven or more. Are we eligible for the larger discount?
Congratulations on your group’s success! Yes, please contact us at gro.a1614817559hgnas1614817559htrae16148175591@tce1614817559nnoc1614817559 and we will issue your members refunds for the difference in discount level. You will also receive an updated coupon code for new group members.

Does everyone in our in-person group need to register?
While it’s easy enough to share the materials and video with others in your in-person group who are not registered, we request that all who participate in more than one session go ahead and register for the training. This helps us understand the reach of our training and improve future offerings. If anyone lacks financial means, we are providing scholarship support.

I'm organizing a group. How can I spread the word to potential members?
You can use the invitation template on this page as a starting point for spreading the word about the course and your group!

Where can I find the group facilitator's guide?
I don't have an online or in-person group but would like to join or even lead one. What can I do?
Find a an online or in-person group on our Groups Directory. If you don’t see one that works with your schedule, consider creating one! Register your group here and consider listing it on our groups directory to attract members.

That said, you are absolutely welcome to join the training as an individual and we hope that you will!

How many people should be in a group?
To receive the group member rate, your group need have only three members. After that, there is no set size to a group. Each participant in a group registers individually for the course at the group rate (see our explanation of registration fees). Groups of 6 to 10 work well but we encourage you to do what will be most effective for your community.

Can group members get scholarships too?
Yes, if the group rate is not affordable, group members can apply for scholarship support. Since the discounts cannot be combined, individuals should apply for the full amount of support needed. Apply for a scholarship before you register for the training. If your scholarship application is approved, you will receive a special link from One Earth Sangha to sign up at the scholarship rate. Use this registration link instead of the link you may have received from your group facilitator.

Other Questions

I don't see my question. Now what?
We have a small staff of volunteers doing our best, and will try to answer all of the e-mails we are receiving. We ask that you check this FAQ and the discussion forums and only if your question isn’t answered there, send us your question at gro.a1614817559hgnas1614817559htrae16148175591@tce1614817559nnoc1614817559 and we’ll do our best to get back to you.