Unfettered.net is committed to delivering quality, non-trivial content that is beholden to no sponsor.

Every dollar donated to Unfettered will first go towards the (relatively low) operational costs of the site. These costs cover the server itself and my own time devoted to server maintenance, and again my own personal time researching and preparing content.

If the donation bank gets full enough, it is my intention to use these funds to finance an extended intensive meditation retreat. Having experienced multiple 10 day retreats, I would like to explore a one to three month duration. Far from being vacation time, these retreats are quite difficult, requiring strong determination and resolve. The end result of such an edeavor is a better version of me, one which I can put to better use to serve, to make the world a better place to be.

By donating to Unfettered, you're taking an opportunity to practice dana, the cultivation of true generosity. The spirit of giving and of letting go. In the Buddhist view, this is understood to be one of the great perfections that, once mastered and developed to the fullest, will raise one up to Buddha-hood. I invite you to view this page is the equivalent of a digital begging bowl. If you have gained in some way from the content here and would like to give, please understand that I will truly appreciate your generosity, and you will be helping me get one step closer to retreat.

This donation page operates using PayPal's Secure Payment System, so no information is collected by this site. As a matter of fact, when you click the link, you'll leave Unfettered.net and go right to PayPal. If you have any questions about that, or the retreat, or anything on this site, please feel free to use the contact link above.

Thank you,

Josh Panter,

2018 MSW candidate

University of Michigan